Patty v. Charles Ratcliffe. Summons of Charles Ratcliffe


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 Charles Ratcliffe administrator &c. of Benjamin R. Davis & the heirs & representatives of Benjn R. Davis if they shall be found in the county of Washington, that (all excuses set aside) they be and appear before the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, to be held for the county of Washington, in the city of Washington, on the third Monday of December next, to testify on the part of answer the petition of freedom of Negro Patty filed in Court here agt. them

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

Witness W Cranch Esquire, chief Judge of the said Court.

Issued the 10 day of August 1824

W Brent Clk




Negro Patty
Charles Ratcliffe admr. of Benjn. R. Davis & the heirs & Representatives of Benjn. R. Davis

5 Bre

(Petn for freedom)

Non Est
T Ringgold