Irene Emerson vs. Dred Scott (of color)
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To . U.S.A.

You are hereby commanded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear be-
fore our Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the county aforesaid, on the 30th day of June, inst[?]
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to
testify, and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said Court,
whereinDred ScottDred Scott is
plaintiff and Irene EmersonIrene Emerson is
defendant on the part of plaintiff
and herein you are in no wise to fail.

Witness, , Clerk of our said Court, with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 24th â day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty- seven

Jno. RulandJohn Ruland Clerk Circuit CourtCircuit Court C.C.