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 Second Monday of April next, to testify on the part of Answer the Petition of Freedom of Susan Smith filed in Court here agst. him

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

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

Issued the 11th day of November 1823

W. Brent Clk

(K & D)



Susan Smith
Thomas Johns admr. of Aquila Johns

6 Bre

Petition for Freedom

N Est
T Ringgold