County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,
To William K RuleWilliam K Rule and Charles E Loring
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 29th instant
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 , woman of colour is
plaintiff and HiramHiram Cordell CordellHiram Cordell is
defendant on the part of 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 21st day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven
JnoJohn Ruland RulandJohn Ruland Clerk C. C.