Louisa Bell v. Lee. Summons of Lee


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 Reed Lee late of Washington County, if he shall be found within the County of Washington in your said District, and safely keep, so that you have bod he appear 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 October next, to answer unto the petition of freedom of Louisa Bell filed in Court here against him

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

Witness, James Dunlop Esquire, Chief Judge of our said Court, at the City of Washington, the 22d day of May Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and 56

Issued the 23d day of May 1856.

Jno. A. Smith Clk

B & B



Louisa Bell

for freedom

1 Bre

Non Est
J.D. Hoover