County Of St. LouisSt Louis,Ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To the Sheriff of St. Louis County, Greeting:
We command you to summon John MJohn M . Furguson, 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 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 April next, then and there to answer unto CarolineCaroline Bascom,
a mulatto woman
of a plea of trespass to the damage of said plaintiff five hundred dollars: And have you then there this writ
with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the
city of St. LouisSt Louis, this twenty sixth day ofDecember in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty five.
JnJohn Ruland RulandJohn RulandClerk.