To the Sheriff of , GREETING:
WE command you to summon , and if they be found in your county to 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 of Trespass and false imprisonment
to the damage of said plaintiff â¯ â¯ â¯ â¯ â¯ â¯ â¯ â¯ 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 Third day of July in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty-seven.
I acknowledge myself bound for all costs that may accrue in the above cause.
WITNESS my hand and seal, at St. LouisSt Louis, this â¯ â¯ â¯ â¯â¯â¯day of â¯ â¯ â¯ â¯ â¯ â¯ â¯ â¯ 184â¯â¯