Territory of LouisianaLouisiana
District of S LouisS Louis
The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to the Sheriff of StSt Louis
LouisSt Louis District Greeting
We command you to Summons Francois M Benoit
if he may be found in your bailiwick to be and appear before the Judges
of our court of common pleas to be holden at the town of S. LouisS Louis within and
for the district of S. LouisS Louis on the first monday of March next then there to
answer unto WilliamWilliam Morrison MorrisonWilliam Morrison of a plea of trespass on the case to the
damage of the said WilliamWilliam the sum of five hundred dollars and have
you then there this wit.
Witness the honourable Silas BentSilas Bent presiding
Judge of our said court at St. LouisSt Louis aforesaid
the first day of February one thousand eight hundred and nine and of the Independence
of the United StatesUnited States the thirty third year
Thos. F. RiddickThomas F Riddick clk.