Sabret Scott v. Ben. Writ of Error


United States ss.

The President of the United States, to the Judges of the Circuit Court of the United States in and for the District of Columbia sitting in Washington County, Greeting:

Because in the record and proceedings and also in the rendition of the Judgment on a petition for freedom which is in the said Circuit Court, before you, or some of you, between Negro Ben plaintiff and Sabrett Scott Defendant a manifest error hath happened to the great damage of the said to Sabrett Scott as by his complaint appears. We being willing that error if any hath been should be duly corrected and full and speedy Justice done to the parties aforesaid in this behalf do command you if Judgment be therein given, that under your seal distinctly and openly you send the record and proceedings, with all things concerning the same, to the Supreme Court of the United States, together with this writ so that you have the same at the City of Washington on the first monday of August December February next in the said Supreme Court to be then and there held for the said United States that the record and proceedings aforesaid being inspected the said Supreme Court may cause further to be done to correct that error what of right and according to the laws and   customs of the United States should be done. Witness the honorable John Marshall chief Justice of the said Supreme court this first monday of February August in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and seven and of the Independence of the United States the thirtieth.

E. B. Caldwell Clk.

James S. Morsell Atty.[?]

W. Cranch


Filed 22d June 1807