Jane Sims v. Benjamin King. Summons of Benjamin King


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 Benjamin King 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 of answer the petition for freedom of Jane Sims in the said court exhibited against 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 14 day of May 1823

Wm Brent Clk

(K & D)



Jane Sims
Benjamin King

2 Bre

Sum. Deft.

Cap Sumd
T Ringgold

Deft. is a carpenter in the navy yard