County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,
To Samuel WilliSamuel Willi
You are hereby commanded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear be-
fore our Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the county aforesaid, on the fourteenth day of June
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 Martha AnnMartha Ann a person of Colour is
plaintiff and Hiram CordellHiram Cordell is
defendant on the part of the 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 twelfth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight
Jno. RulandJohn Ruland Clerk C. C.