COUNTY OF ST. LOUISLouis , SS.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,
TO William. K. Rule & Mrs Rule wife of
said William K. RuleWilliam K Rule
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 May inst.at 9 a.m.
at the Court House at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to testify, and the truth to say in a certain matter of contrvoersy now pending in our said Court, wherein MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann a coloured woman is plaintiff and HiramHiram Cordell CordellHiram Cordell is
defendant on the part of plaintiff
and herein you are in no wise to fail.
LouisCity of St Louis, this 4th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty- six.
John RulandJohn RulandCLERK, C.C.