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 if he be found
in your County that he be and appear
before the judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the firt 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 Mon-
day of November next, then and there to answer unto DianaDiana Cephas 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 Twelfth day ofOctober in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty
John RulandJohn RulandClerk.