County of St LouisCounty of St Louis, ss. The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To James H. Milbourne Clerk of the CountyCounty St Louis Court of
St LouisCounty St Louis County
You are hereby commanded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on theforthwith
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to
testify, and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said Court,
wherein PierrePierre (a person of color) is
plaintiff and G. S. ChouteauS Chouteau , is
defendant on the part of the Plaintiff; and also that you have then there a
certain deed from AndrewAndrew ToddTodd to and said to Auguste ChouteauAugust Chouteau of the first numberd
666, and the last described Numbered 750 of the spanish archives on file in the said office
and herein you are in no wise to fail
the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the City of StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, this thirteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty- four.
John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk C. C.