County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Ss.
The State of MissouriMissouri,
To FrancisFrancis Tison TisonFrancis Tison -Greeting.
You are hereby commanded, that, setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear before
our St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court, at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, on the 17 day of December
then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain cause pending in said Court, wherein
PierrePierre (of color) is plaintiff and Gabriel SGabriel S Chouteau .ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau is
defendant, on the part of the Deft
and herein you are in no wise to fail.
Court, with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at
office in the city of St. LouisSt Louis, this 15th day of December in the year of our Lord eight hundred and fifty one
MM S Cerre SM S Cerre CerreM S Cerre Clerk.