Letty Lucas v. John R. Ratcliffe. Summons of John R. Ratcliffe


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 R. Ratcliffe if he shall be found in the County of Washington, that he be and appear in the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, at rules to be held for the County of Washington, at the City of Washington, on the first third Monday of October next, to answer the bill of complaint of Letty Lucas's petition for freedom filed in Court here against him and others.

Hereof fail not at your peril; and have you then and there this writ.

Witness the Hon. Wm Cranch, Chief Judge of our said Court.

Issued the 22 day of June 1847.

Wm Brent Clk


Memorandum: The defendant to enter appearance in the suit, on or before the day on which the above subpoena is returnalbe, otherwise the bill may be taken pro confesso.



Letty Lucas
John R. Ratcliffe

5 Bre


Petition for freedom

Non Est
A Hunter