Abraham Smith v. John Lyons. Summons of John Lyons


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 John Lyons 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 May next, to testify on the part of appear & defend himself at the Petition of Freedom of Abraham 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 30th day of April 1828

W Brent Clk

K & D



Abraham Smith
John Lyons

1 Bre

Petn. for freedom

T Ringgold