Lidia Harris v. William M. Lewis. Summons of William M. Lewis


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 William M. Lewis late of Washington County, if he shall be found within the County of Washington, in your said District, and safely keep, so that you have he be & appear have his bod before the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, to be held for the County aforesaid, at the City of Washington, on the fourth Monday of November next, to answer unto the Petition of Lidia Harris filed in the said Court against him, for her freedom.

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

Witness Wm Cranch Esquire, Chief Judge of our said Court, at the City of Washington, the 28th day of June Anno Domini, one thousand eight hundred and 38.

Issued the 21st day of July 1838.

Wm Brent Clk




Lidia Harris
Wm M. Lewis


Petition for freedom

Non Est
Alexr Hunter