County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
State Of MissouriMissouri,
To the Sheriff of St. Louis County-Greeting:
We command you to attach Geo Kilby, Dr White
Nathaniel Childsby their bodies and them safely keep, so that you have their bodies before
the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , now in session at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, within and for the
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis,on theforthwith184 then
and there to testify, and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy, now pending in
our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , between SarahSarah of color
plaintiff, and WilliamWilliam WaddinghamWaddingham defendant, wherein
the said Kilby, White and Childs have heretofore been summoned
on the part of the said SarahSarah
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 14th day ofDec in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty- six Clerk, C.C.