Henry Compton v. William Dorsey. Summons of William Dorsey


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 summon William Dorsey late of Washington County, if shall be found within the County of Washington in your said District, and safely keep, so that you have bod before the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, to be held for the County aforesaid, at the City of Washington, on the third Monday of Jan'y next, to answer unto the petition for freedom of Henry Compton.

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

Witness, Jas. Dunlop Esquire, Chief Justice of our said Court, at the City of Washington, the 16th day of Novr. Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and 57.

Issued the 17t day of Novr. 1857.

Jno. A. Smith clk




Henry Compton
William Dorsey

13 Bre

Pet. for freedom.

Non Est
J. D. Hoover