Maria Watts v. Raphael Semmes. Summons of Raphael Semmes


District of Columbia, to wit:
The United States of America,
To the Marshal of the District of Columbia, Greeting:

You are hereby commanded to summon Raphael Semmes if he shall be found in the County of Washington, that he be and appear in the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, at rules to be held for the County of Washington, at the City of Washington, on the first 3d Monday of October next, to answer to bill of complaint of the petition for freedom of Maria Watts filed in Court here against him and others.

Hereof fail not at your peril; and have you then and there this precept.

Witness the Hon. W Cranch Chief Judge of the said Court.

Issued the 2nd day of September 1845.

W Brent Cl

RS Coxe

Memorandum: The defendant to enter appearance in the suit, on or before the day on which the above subpoena is returnable, otherwise the bill may be taken pro confesso.


217. 283. 182. 132.

Maria Watts
Raphael Semmes


Pet. for Freedom

A Hunter