County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To RichardRichard J JRichard J . Curl, Greeting, you will bring
wish you a certain of in your
whereby you claim the plaintiff in this suit as a slave, or
apprentice, executed to one IsbellIsbell whom you received
the in the State ofArkansa ArkansasArkansaGreeting &
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 instant at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there
testify, and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said Court,
wherein MarthaMartha Drusilla DrusillaMartha Drusilla
plaintiff and RichardRichard J JRichard J . Curl
defendant on the part ofdeftplaintiff
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 7th:- day of Feb::- in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-six.
John RulandJohn RulandClerk,C.C.