Jack, a man of color v. Absalom Link
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of Franklin CountyFranklin County---Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon Thomas WynnThomas Winn
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be and appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the fourth day of April
next at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, then and there to Testify,
and the truth to say, in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said Court,
wherein JackJack claiming freedom is
plaintiff and AbsalomAbsalom Link LinkAbsalom Link is
defendant on the part of plaintiff,
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 8th day of March in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.