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 Wm 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 March next, to answer unto Lidia Harris's petition for freedom filed in the said Court against her.

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 14th day of Jany. Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and 39.

Issued the 17th day of January 1839.

Wm Brent Clk




Lidia Harris
Wm M. Lewis


Petition for freedom.

Non Est
Alexr. Hunter