County of St. LouisCounty of St 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 NatNat
a man of color of his petition for freedom
to the damge 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 eleventh day ofJune in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty four
John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk.