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 James E. Blount
and Leakin BakerLeakin Baker that they he 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 Mon-
day of March next, then and there to answer unto RichardRichard Tompson
TompsonRichard Tompson (a man of Color) of a plea
of trespass and false imprisonment.
to the damage of said plaintiff
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 28th day of January in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty one.
Jn. RulandJohn RulandClerk