Susan Smith v. Thomas Johns. Summons of Thomas Johns


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 Johns administrator of Aquila Johns if he shall be found in 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 October next, to testify on the part ofthe petition of freedom Susan Smith filed in court here agt. him

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

Witness Wm Cranch Esquire, chief Judge of the said Court.

Issued the 14 day of May 1823

Wm Brent Clk

(K & D)



Susan Smith
Thomas Johns adr of Aquila


Non Est
T Ringgold