County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting:
We command you as we have before commanded you,
that you summon DelfordDelford BentonBenton , 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 Mon-
day of March. next, then and there to answer unto JamesJames Talbot
TalbotJames Talbot a man of color, of a plea of trespass,
assault and battery
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 29th day ofJanuary in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty one
Jn. RulandJohn RulandClerk.