To the Sheriff of St. Louis County, GREETING:
WE command you to summon Irene Emmerson if she be found in your county that she be and appear
before the Judge of our Circuit Court, on the first day of the next term thereof, to be held at the City of St. Louis, within and for the County of St. Louis, on the third Monday of November next, then and there to answer unto Dred Scott of a plea in Trespass
to the damage of said plaintiff ten dollars: And have you then there this writ.
WITNESS,JOHN RULAND, Clerk of our said Court, with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the city of St. Louis, this Sixth day of April in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty-six.
I acknowledge myself bound for all costs that may accrue in the above cause.
WITNESS my hand and seal, at St. Louis, this 6 day of Apl 1846