Thomas Jefferson vs. Milton W. Hopkins
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting:

We command you to Summon
Milton W. HopkinsMilton W Hopkins
that he 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. LouisSt Louis, on the third Monday
of March next, then and there to answer unto ThomasThomas Jefferson
JeffersonThomas Jefferson (a man of color) of a plea of
trespass, in false imprisonment
to the damage of said plaintiff One Hundred
dollars: And have you then there this writ.

Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Court,
with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the
city of St. LouisSt Louis, this twelfth day ofDecember in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty two

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland