County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To the sheriff of St Louis County. Greeting:
We command you To Summon WilliamWilliam HH Barksdale .
BarksdaleH Barksdale that he be and
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the first day of the
next term therof, to be held in 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
Patsy CurdPatsy Curd of her Petition for free
dom here to
And have you then there this Writ.
Court with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at
office in the city of St. LouisSt Louis, this
6th day of Novr in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty nine
M.S.CerreClerk I acknowledge myself bound for all costs that may accure in the above cause.