County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
State Of MissouriMissouri,
To the Sheriff of St. Louis County-Greeting:
We command you to attach Duportal D Davis
by his body and him safely keep, so that you have his body before
the Judge of our Ciruit Court, now in session at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, within and for the
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis,forthwith 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 D D Davis has heretofor been summoned
on the part of the said SarahSarah
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 15th day of
dec in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty- six
John RulandJohn RulandClerk, C. C.