William Lewis v. Robert H. Perkins. Summons of Robert H. Perkins


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 Robert H. Perkins 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 third Monday of October next, to answer the bill of complaint of petition of freedom of negro William Lewis 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 first day of April 1846.

W. Brent Ck

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


The Clerk will enter my personal appearance to this suit April 4th 1846
Robert H Perkins


Neg. Wm. Lewis
Robert H. Perkins

2 Bre

petition for freedom

The clerk will enter Mr Robt as my atty in this case

Summoned & authority to the Clerk to enter his personal appearance
A Hunter