Jenny vs. Charles Halton
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Territory of MissouriMissouri
Northern circuit

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to the sheriff of the
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis Greeting

You are Commanded that you summonCharlesCharles Hatton HattonCharles Hatton that he be
and appear before the judges of the superior Court of the Territory of MissouriMissouri
at our said superior Court to be held in and for the said Territory at
the Townof St. LouisSt Louis in and for the
of March next, then and there in our said Court before our judges to
answer into JerryJerry a free boy held in slavery in a plea of
trespassassault & battery and false imprisonment to
the damage of the said JerryJerry five hundred dollars and
have you then and there this writ and certify to our
said court you execute the same â

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Witness the Honrable Silas BentSilas Bent EsquirePresiding
Judge of our said court at St LouisSt Louis this fourteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and eighteen and of our Independence the
forty third.

I. C. Parmer S. C. N. C.