County of St LouisCounty of St Louis, Ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To MrWatermanWaterman a bricklayerby trade
You are hereby commanded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 3rd day of June 1844
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 RebeccaRebecca a NegroWoman is
plaintiff and HorineHorine Black & MelodyMelody are
defendant on the part of the plaintiff. 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 31st day of May in the year our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty seven
John RulandJohn RulandClerk C.C.