Cloe Ann Smith, a woman of color v. Franklin Knox
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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 FranklinFranklin Knox KnoxFranklin Knox 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
CloeCloe Smith Ann SmithCloe Smith of a plea of trespass in
false imprisonment
to the damage of said plaintiff ten
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 tenth day ofSeptember in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty four

John RulandJohn Ruland