Territory of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to the Sheriff
of St Louis County Greeting.
You are commanded to summons SamuelSamuel Hammond HammondSamuel Hammond
that he be and appear before the Judges of our Court of Common
pleas at a court to be holden at St. LouisSt Louis on the first Monday
of march next then to answer into William ClarkWilliam Clark in a plea of
mishap on the case
To the damage of the said William ClarkWilliam Clark
the sum of fifteen hundred dollars
and have you then there this writ
Witness William ChristyWilliam Christy presiding
Judge of our Court at St. LouisSt Louis aforesaid
this seventh of January one thousand eight hundred and thirteen and thirty
seventh year of our Independence.