Summons 1807


From the collection of the St. Clair County Historical Society

This is a summons sent to the sheriff in 1807.

The sheriff at the time was John Hays.  Hays was, interestingly, the only recorded Jewish resident of Illinois before statehood (he came to Cahokia in 1790).
You can also see that they are using an old form.  They crossed out "Northwest Territory," and wrote in, "Indiana Territory."
John Hay and John Hays are two different people.