County of St. Louisss.
THE STATE OF MISSOURI,
To Miles H. ClarkJohn F. Carter & Stuart Carter
Thomas O. Flaherty
Henry T. Blow
Samuel Russell & Mrs. Samuel Russell
Major A.D. Stuart
fore our Circuit Court for the county aforesaid, on the 18th day of December
1849 at the City of St. Louis, then and there to
whereinDred Scott is
plaintiff and Irene Emerson
defendant on the part of Plaintiff
and herein you are in no wise to fail.
Witness, JOHN RULANDM.S. Cerre, Clerk of our said Court, with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the City of St. Louis, this 8thday of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty- nine
M.S. CerréClerk C.C.