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 Thomas TaylorThomas Taylor , 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.LouisSt Louis, on the third Mon-
day of April instant then and there to answer unto Rachel SteeleRachel Steele ,
Coloured woman of a plea of trespass. to the great damage of said plaintiff
dollars And have you then there this writ
with the seal therof hereto affixed, at office, in the city of St. LouisSt Louis, this third day ofApril in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty five.
John RulandJohn RulandClerk.