County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting:
We command you to Summon David D. Mitchell
if he be found in your County, that he be
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 LucyLucy
Ann BrittonBritton by her next friend Polly WashPolly Wash of a plea of trespass in false
to the damage of said plaintiff One thousand â
dollars: And have you then there this writ.
with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the
city of St. LouisSt Louis, this thirteenth day ofMay in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty four.