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. Ratcliffe 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 3rd Monday of Octo 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 14t day of May Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and 59

Issued the 16t day of May 1859

Jno. A. Smith clk

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Letty Lucas

Jno. R. Ratcliffe

31 Bre

Pet for freedom

Non Est
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