COUNTY OF ST. LOUISLouis , SS.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,
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 5th day of Mayinst
at 9 o clock 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 Martha AnnMartha Ann , a woman of color is
plaintiff and Hiram CordellHiram Cordell is defendant on the part of the plaintiff
and herein you are in no wise to fail.
with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the City of StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, this 2 day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-six.
John RulandJohn Ruland
CLERK, C. C.