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 summon 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 bod before the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, to be held for the County aforesaid, at the City of Washington, on the first Monday of May next, to answer unto the petition for freedom of Letty Lucas.

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

Witness, Jas. Dunlop Esquire, Chief Justice of our said Court, at the City of Washington, the 21st day of Jany. Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and 60.

Issued the 23d day of Jany. 1860.

Jno. A. Smith, Clk.

C. & M.



Letty Lucas
John R. Ratcliff

33 Bre

Pet. for Freed

Non Est
W. Selden