County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting:
We command you to Summon Alexander PapinAlexander Papin if
he be found in your county that he be and
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 third Monday
of July next, then and there to answer unto CelesteCeleste a woman
of color of a plea of trespass
to the damage of said plaintiff one thousand
dollars: And have you then there this writ.
with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the
City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this twenty fifth day ofJune in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty nine.
Jn. RulandJohn Ruland Clerk.