Margaret Norah Atkins & Alfred Atkins Francis Bowling & Clarissa Gardiner Summons of Francis Bowling & Clarissa B. Gardner


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 Francis Bowling & Clarissa Gardner, admins of Richard B. Gardner late of Washington County, if they shall be found within the County of Washington in your said District, and here safely keep, so that you have their bodies before the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, to be held for the County aforesaid, at the City of Washington, on the 4th Monday of March next, to answer unto the petition for freedom Margaret & Sarah Atkins & Alfred Atkins by David Atkins their next friend.

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 12th day of Jany Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and forty seven

Issued the 15th day of Jany 1847.

Wm Brent Clk




Margt. Norah Atkins & Alfred Atkins by David Atkins, their next friend
Francis Bowling & Clarissa Gardiner adrs of Rich. B Gardiner

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Peto for freedom


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