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 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 November next, then and there to answer unto Diana CephasDiana Cephas
a woman of color of a plea of trespass to the 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 Twelth day of October in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty
John RulandJohn RulandClerk. I 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 L.S.