Martha Ann Smith v. Thomas Burch. Summons of Thomas Burch


District of Columbia, to wit:
The United States of America,
To the Marshal of the District of Columbia, Greeting:

You are hereby commanded to summon Thomas Burch if he shall be found in the County of Washington, that he be and appear in the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, at rules to be held for the County of Washington, at the City of Washington, on the first 4th Monday of Novr next, to answer to bill of complaint of the Petition for freedom of Martha Ann Smith filed in Court here against him and others.

Hereof fail not at your peril; and have you then and there this precept.

Witness the Hon. W Cranch, Chief Judge of the said Court.

Issued the 6th day of Sept 1843.

Wm Brent Clk

B & B

Memorandum: The defendant to enter appearance in the suit, on or before the day on which the above subpoena is returnable, otherwise the bill may be taken pro confesso.



Martha Ann Smith
Thomas Burch


Petn for freedom

A Hunter