Harriet (of color) vs. Irene Emerson
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To the Sheriff of , GREETING:

WE command you to summon IreneIrene Emmerson if she be found in your county that she 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 , within and for the , on the third Monday of November next, then and there to answer unto Dred ScottDred Scott of a plea in Trespass

to the damage of said plaintiff ten dollars: And have you then there this writ.

WITNESS, , Clerk of our said Court, with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the , this Sixth day of April in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty-six.

Jno. RulandJohn Ruland CLERK
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I acknowledge myself bound for all costs that may accrue in the above cause.

WITNESS my hand and seal, at St. LouisSt Louis, this 6 day of Apl 1846

F.B. Murdoch