County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis,ss.
The State of MissouriMissouri,
To Samuel WilliSamuel Willi , Richard Dowling
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 29th: of April
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, whereinJane CottonJane Cotton plaintiff and [ Jam ] A. Little defendant on the part of defdt, 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 28 day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-8
Jn. RulandJohn RulandClerk C. C.