County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, SS.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting:
We command you to summonWilliamWilliam Head 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 Mon-day of November next, then and there to answer unto [ Meary ] Brown who sues by next friend of a plea of
trespass and false imprisonmment
to the damage of said plaintiff Five hundred
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 fourth day of October in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty four
John RulandJohn RulandClerk.