County of St. LouisCounty of St Louisss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To the Sheriff of St. Louis County-Greeting:
We command you to Summon George AGeorge A Colton ColtonGeorge A Colton &
Jonathan B MoultonJonathan B Moulton that they 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 ThomasThomas Jefferson
JeffersonThomas Jefferson of a plea of trespass 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 fifth day ofMay in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty five.
JohnJohn Ruland RulandJohn RulandClerk.