Mary Foster v. William Richards. Summons of William Richards


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 sum: William Richards 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 to be & bod appear before the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, to be held for the County aforesaid, at the City of Washington, on the 3d Monday of October next, to answer unto the petition for freedom of Mary Foster &c.

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

Witness W. Cranch Esquire, Chief Judge of our said Court, at the City of Washington, the 7th day of June Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and forty 9.

Issued the 7th day of August 1849.

Jno. A. Smith clk


I hereby authorise & [illegible] to serve this writ
R Wallach


The Clerk will enter my personal appearance to this writ
Wm. H. Richards

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Mary Foster
William Richards

5 Bre

Pet. for freedom

Cepi & personal appearance
R Wallach