Peter Chouteau vs. Meriwether Lewis
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Territory of LouisianaLouisiana
District of St LouisSt Louis

The United StatesUnited States of
AmericaAmerica to the Sheriff of the District
of St LouisSt Louis Greeting

We command you to summon EdwardEdward Hempstead HempsteadEdward Hempstead administrator of Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis to appear before the
judges of our Court of common pleas to be holden in the town
of St. LouisSt Louis in and for the district of St LouisSt Louis on the first
monday in March next to answer unto PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau
of a plea of Debt of eighty one Dollars and to the our
age of the Lewis Chouteau two hundred and fifty
dollars and have you then there this writ

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Witness the honbl. SamuelSamuel Hammond HammondSamuel Hammond
presiding judge of our said court
at the town of St LouisSt Louis this 8th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve and of our Independence
the thirty sixth