John Lee v. William Dent. Summons of William Dent


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 William Dent late of Washington County 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 December next, to testify on the part of defend himself against the Petition of freedom of John Lee filed in court here 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 2d day of July 1828

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John Lee
William Dent


3 Bre

Petn. for freedom

Non Est
T Ringgold