County Of St. LouisSt Louis, SS.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To the Sheriff of St. Louis County---Greeting:
We command you to summon Samuel B BellisSamuel B Bellis
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the first day of the
next term thereof, 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 Monday ofApril next then and there to answer the complaint of
MaryMary of color otherwise Called MaryMary DavisDavis
as set forth in the annexed petition:
and have you then and there this writ.
Court, with the seal hereto affixed, at office,
in the City of St LouisCity of St Louis, this 3rd day of March in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fifty five
Wm J. HammondWilliam J HammondClerk.