COUNTY OF ST. LOUISLouis , SS.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,
Samuel WilliSamuel Willi GREETING:
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 13th day of January next
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 MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann a person of Color is
plantiff and HiramHiram Cordell CordellHiram Cordell is
defendant on the part of Deft.
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 12th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty- six.
John RulandJohn RulandCLERK, C.C.