Dred Scott vs. Alexander Sandford, Samuel Russell, and Irene Emmerson
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To the Sheriff of , GREETING:

WE command you to summon , and if they be found in your county to appear

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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

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to the damage of said plaintiff ⯠⯠⯠⯠⯠⯠⯠⯠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.

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 ⯠⯠⯠â¯â¯â¯day of ⯠⯠⯠⯠⯠⯠⯠⯠184â¯â¯