William H. Williams v. James Ash. Writ of Error


United States of America, Sct.

The President of the United States, To the Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, sitting for the County of Washington, Greeting:


Because in the record and proceedings as also in the rendition of the Judgment of a plea, which is in the said Court before you between James Ash, petitioner, and William H. Williams, defendant, a manifest error hath happened to the great damage of the said William H. Williams, as by his complaint appears, and we being willing that error if any hath been, should be duly corrected and full and speedy justice done to the parties aforesaid in this behalf do command you if judgment be therein given that under you seal distinctly and openly, you send the record and proceeding aforesaid with all things concerning the same to the Supreme Court of the United States, together with this writ, so that you have the same there on the second Monday of January next, in said Supreme Court to be then and there had and held, and that the record and proceedings aforesaid being inspected, the said Supreme Court, may cause further to be done therein to correct that error, which of right and according to the laws & custom of the United States should.

Witness the Hon. Roger B. Taney, Chief Justice of said Supreme Court

Issued this 14th day of May 1840.

W. Brent Clk.


Writ of Error