Ben v. Sabret Scott. Writ of Habeas Corpus


Circuit Court June term 1809.

Whereas it hath been represented to [incomplete image] here, that a certain negro man named Ben[?] [incomplete image] illegally confined in your Jail, in the [incomplete image] of Washington by a certain Sabrett Scott[?] [incomplete image] you are therefore hereby commanded to [incomplete image] Body of the said Negro Ben (or by whatever[?] name he may be called) before the [incomplete image] immediately, together with the cause [incomplete image] detention and that you certify the [incomplete image] the said court and have here this writ.

Issued this 11th June 1809.

By order of Court
Wm Brent Clk

Summon Sabrett Scott to shew cause why the within named negro Ben should not be discharged
By order
Wm Brent Clk