Jesse, a man of color v. George W. Coons
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting:

We command you to Summon George W. CoonsGeorge W Coons , if he be
found in your County, 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 November next, then and there to answer unto JesseJesse a
man of color, of a plea of trespass â false imprisonment,
to the damage of said plaintiff five thousand
dollars: And have you then there this writ.

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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 third day ofJune in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty four.

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk