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 10th day of December in the year of our Lord 1849 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 color is
plaintiff and Hiram CordellHiram Cordell
defendant on the part of [ deffendant ]
and herein you are in nowise to fail.
with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this seventh day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine
M. SM S Cerre . CerrÃ©M S Cerre Clerk, C. C.