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 SamuelSamuel HobartHobart 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. LouisSt Louis, on the third Monday
of July next, then and there to answer unto VicaVica .(a
woman of color) who sues by her next friend ChesleyChesley Evans
EvansChesley Evans of 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. LouisSt Louis, this Twenty seventh day ofApril in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty two.
J W RulandClerk. I acknowledge myself bound for all costs that may accrue in the above cause:
Witness my hand and seal, at St. LouisSt Louis, this day of 184