Lewis, a boy of color, by and through his next friend, Celeste v. John Stacker
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St.Louis County-Greeting:

We command you to summon John StackerJohn Stacker if he
be found in your county
that he be and appear
before the judge of Our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the first day of the next term therof, 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 third Monday
of July next, then and there to answer unto LewisLewis who sues
by CelesteCeleste his mother and next friend of a plea
of trespass for false imprisonment
to the damage of said plaintiff of One hundred
dollars: And have you then there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Court,
with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the
City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this twenty ninth day ofMay in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty nine.

Jn RulandJohn Ruland Clerk. by
Ges A Hyde Depy