To the Sheriff of St. Louis County, GREETING:
WE command you to summon Alexander Sandford, Samuel Russell and Irene Emerson if they be found in your county to 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 of Trespass and false imprisonment
to the damage of said plaintiff 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 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. Louis, this day of 184