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 WaddinghamWaddingham
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 November next, then and there to answer unto SarahSarah ,
a person of color of her petition for freedom
And have you then there this writ.
with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the
city of St. LouisSt Louis, this Thirty first day ofJuly in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty five
JnJohn Ruland RulandJohn RulandClerk