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 WilliamWilliam S.RandolphS Randolph ,
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 March next, then and there to answer unto alsey,
a woman of color, of a plea of trespass
to the damage of said plaintiff of one
dollar: 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 of February in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty one.
Jn. RulandJohn RulandClerk.