Replevin and Summons, 14 September 1844 [Moffet Administrator of the Estate of JS v. Ross]
John S. Dunlap, Replevin and Summons, to Des Moines Co. Sheriff [John H. McHenry], , Des Moines Co., Iowa Territory, 14 Sept. 1844, Moffet Administrator of the Estate of JS v. Ross (First Judicial District Court of Iowa Territory, Des Moines Co., 1846); handwriting of John S. Dunlap; docket and notation by John S. Dunlap, [, Des Moines Co., Iowa Territory, 14 Sept. 1844]; notation by unidentified scribe, [Des Moines Co., Iowa Territory], 11 Nov. 1844; two pages; microfilm 1,684,000 at FHL. Includes seal.
You are hereby commanded to cause to be to administrator of the Estate of Joseph Smith deceased the Steam Boat “Maid of Iowa” now or lately in the possession of one Charles Ross: and also that you summons the said Charles Ross if to be found in your County to be and appear before the District Court for said County on the first day of the next term thereof to answer unto the said administrator of the Estate of Joseph Smith deceased for the unjust and unlawful detention of the said Steam Boat “Maid of Iowa” aforesaid
Hereof fail not at your peril
Witness the Hon Charles Mason Judge of our said Court with the seal of said Court hereto affixed at this 14th day of September A. D. 1844