County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State of MissouriMissouri,
To the Sheriff of St. Louis County-Greeting:
We command you toas we have before commanded
you, that you summon James ScottJames Scott ,
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, within and for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, on the third Monday
of July next, then and there to answer unto DianaDiana Cephas
CephasDiana Cephas (a woman of color) of a
plea of trespass
to the great damage of said plaintiff 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 ninth day of March in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty one.
JnJohn Ruland RulandJohn RulandClerk.