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 3rd Monday of January next, to answer unto the petition of Henry Compton for freedom

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 3rd. day of Novr. Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and 58

Issued the 4th day of Novr. 1858.

Jno. A. Smith clk




Henry Compton

William Dorsey

16 Bre

Pet. for. freedom

Non Est
W. Selden