County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Ss.
The State of MissouriMissouri,
To Mrs Vail Mr , and Charles Stuart
J. R. Sheply Esq.
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 14th day of January 1846 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 HannahHannah of Color is
plaintiff and John Pitcher
defendant on the part of the 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 13th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-six
John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk, C. C.