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 he shall be found within the County of Washington in your said District, and him safely keep, so that you have his body before the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, to be held for the County aforesaid, at the City of Washington, on the third Monday of October next, to answer unto Letty Lucas in a her petition for freedom &c. &c. &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 31 day of May Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and 54.

Issued the 7th day of August 1854.

Jno. A. Smith Clk




Letty Lucas
John R. Ratcliff

19 Bre

Pet. for Freedom.

Non Est
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