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:

We command you that you take sum John R. Ratcliff late of Washington County, if shall be found within the County of Washington in your said District, and safely keep so that you have bodybefore the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, to be held for the County aforesaid, at the City of Washington, on the 3d Monday of October next, to answer unto Letty Lucas her petition for freedom &c.

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

Witness W Cranch Esquire, Chief Judge of our said Court at the City of Washington, the 15th day of May Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and 51.

Issued the 23d day of May 1851.

Jno A. Smith clk




Letty Lucas
John R. Ratcliff

13 Bre

Pet. for Freedom.

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