Hezekiah Wood v. John Davis. Writ of Error


United States ss:

The President of the United States to the Judges of the circuit court of the United States, in and for the District of Columbia in Washington County Greeting:

Because in the record and proceedings and also in the rendition of the judgment of a plea which is in the said Circuit Court, before you, or some of you, between John Davis Maryann Davis & Teresa Davis Petitioners plaintiff> and Hezekiah Wood defendant in a plea of petition for freedom a manifest error hath happened to the great damage of the said Defendant as by his complaint appears. We being willing that error if any hath been should be duly corrected and full of speedy justice done to the parties aforesaid, in his behalf; do command you if judgement be therein given, that then under your seal distinctly and openly you fend the record and proceedings, with all things concerning the same, to the supreme court of the United States, together with this writ, so that you have the same at the city of Washington on the first Monday of August next in the said supreme court to be then and there held for the said United States, that the record and proceedings aforesaid being inspected, the said supreme court may cause further to be done to correct the error what of right and according to the laws and customs of the United States should be done. Witness the honorable John Marshall chief justice of the said supreme court this first Monday of February in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and ten, and of the Independence of the United States the twenty thirty fourth.

E. B. Caldwell Clk. Sup. Ct. U.S.


Writ of error

filed the 14th April 1810 by Wood