County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To the Sheriff of the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis---Greeting:
We command you to Summon, JamesJames Black & Louis Mattack
if they be in your county to appear
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the first day of the next term thereof, to be held
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, within and for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, on the second Monday
of July next, then and there to answer unto RebeccaRebecca , a Coloured
Girl, of a plea of trespass for false imprisonment
to the damage of said plaintiff of five hundred dollars
dollars:And have you then there this writ.
Court, with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the
City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this thirteenth day of June in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty-eight
Jn. RulandJohn RulandClerk. by