County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting:
We command you to Summon John Pitcher, if he be
found in your County, that he be and ap-
pear 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. LouisSt Louis, on the
third Monday of November next, then and there to answer unto
nah (a person of color) who sues by her next friend
Charles EdmonCharles Edmon , 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. LouisSt Louis, this Seventh day ofMay in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty Four
Jn. RulandJohn Ruland Clerk