To any lawful officer you are hereby requested to summons John James to appear before me to answer to the complaint of B. Dunham in a plea of debt, a note of hand for $7.99/100 cents. Two days after date I promise to pay B. Dunham or bearer the sum of Seven dollars and 99 cents for value recd. Signed with my hand and seal this the 1 day of January 1839. You will appear at my house on Wednesday next at twelve o'clock given under my hand and seal this December 16th, 1841.
Adam Elrod, with his hand drawn seal at the lower right.
Staining and light wear. Boldly written.
WBTS Trivia: John James, the subject of this summons, would have two of his sons, Thomas and John, fight for the Confederacy as South Carolina troops during the War Between the States.