County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis - SS,
The State of MissouriMissouri
To The Sheriff of the county of Saint LouisSt Louis - Greeting:
We command you to summon StephenStephen Dorris if he be found in your county
that he be and appear before the judge of our circuit court on the first day of
the term thereof to be begun and held at the city of Saint LouisSt Louis, within & for the county aforesaid, on the second Monday of November next, then and
there to answer unto DelphDelph , a mulattress, of a plea of trespass, to the damage
of said plaintiff of five hundred dollars and have you then there this writ.
Witness John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk of our said court with,
the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office in the CityCity of St Louis
of St. LouisCity of St Louis this sixth day of July, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty six.
John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk
J,. D. Johnston