County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State of MissouriMissouri,
To the Sheriff of St. Louis County-Greeting:
We command you to summon William BurdWilliam Burd ,
if he be found in your County, that
he 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, on the third Monday
of March next, then and there to answer unto LouisLouis Scott
ScottLouis Scott (a man of color) of a plea of trespass for false imprisonment,
to the damage of said plaintiff six hundred
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 27th day of February in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty one
JnJohn Ruland RulandJohn RulandClerk.