County of St LouisCounty of St Louis, Ss.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,
ToSamuelSamuel Willi WilliSamuel Willi
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 twenty ninth day of Aprilinst.
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 (of color) is
plaintiff and HiramHiram Cordell CordellHiram Cordell
defendant on the part of defendant
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 twenty seventh day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven.
Jn RulandJohn Ruland Clerk C. C.