County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting:
We command you to Summon James ScottJames Scott and
Murry McConnellMcConnell if they be found in
your county that they be and appear
before the judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the first day of the next term thereof, to be
held at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, within and for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, on the third Monday
of November next, then and there to answer unto Josiah CephasJosiah Cephas
who sues by next friend Diana CephasDiana Cephas of a plea of
to the damage of said plaintiff of ten
dollars: And have you then there this writ.
with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the
City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this twenty second day ofOctober in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty
Jn RulandJohn Ruland ClerkI acknowledge myself bound for all costs that may accrue in the above cause. Witness my hand and seal, at St. LouisSt Louis, this day of 184