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 H SparrJohn H Sparr , George CharlesGeorge Charles
SamuelSamuel HobartHobart and George HGeorge H .C. MelodyMelody if they be
found in your County that they be and 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 third Monday
of July next, then and there to answer unto Thadeus AlonzoThadeus Alonzo
a boy of color who sues by his next friend Chesley EvansChesley Evans
of a plea of trespass and false imprisonment
to the damage of said plaintiff of one
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 ninth day ofApril in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty two.
Jn RulandJohn RulandClerk.