Adam Bailey v. Philip Contee. Summons of Philip Contee
You are hereby commanded, that, all excuses and delays set aside, you be and appear before the circuit court of the district of Columbia, to be held for the county of Washington, on the first Monday of June next, to answer
the bill of complaint of Adam Bailey's petition for freedom in the said court exhibited against you. Hereof you are not to fail, as you will answer the contrary at your peril.
Witness, Wm Cranch esquire, chief judge of the said court, the 31st day of Decr. 1816
Issued the 31st day of Decer. 1816
Wm Brent Ck
(F S Key)
Petition for freedom