The State of MissouriMissouri County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis, Ss.
To the Sheriff of the county of Saint LouisSt Louis Greeting
We command you to summon William WalkerWilliam Walker that he be and appear before
the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court at the next term thereof to be held at the City of StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis within and for the County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis on the fourth Monday of November
instant then and there to answer unto RachelRachel a mulatress (claiming her freedom
& permitted to sue as a poor person) of a plea of tresspass to the damage of said
plaintiff of five hundred dollars and have you then there this writ
at office this fourth day of November in the year One Thousand eight Hundred and thirty four
Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk.