Nelly Lemon v. John H. Bayne. Summons of John H. Bayne
You are hereby commanded to summon John H. Bayne if he shall be found within the county of Washington, that (all excuses set aside) he be and appear before the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, to be held for the county of Washington, in the city of Washington, on the first Monday of December next, to
testify on the part of answer the petition for freedom of Nelly Lemon for herself and her infant children Thomas, Lavinia, Betsey, Dennis and Amy, filed in said court against him
Hereof fail not, at your peril; and have you then and there this Precept.
Witness William Cranch, Esquire, chief Judge of the said Court.
Issued the 31st day of August 1830
W Brent, Clk
C & Smith
Nelly Lemon & children
John H. Bayne
Peto for freedom