Delia v. Thomas Offutt. Summons of Thomas Offutt


District of wit.
The United States of America,
To the Marshal of the District of Columbia, Greeting:

You are hereby commanded to summon, Thomas Offutt late of Washington County if he shall be found in the county of Washington, that (all excuses set aside) he be and appear before the circuit court of the district of Columbia, to be held for the county of Washington, at the city of Washington, on the fourth Monday of December next, to testify on the part of answer the petition for freedom of negro Delia on behalf of herself and children towit Stacey, Edmund & Madison this day exhibited against him for freedom &c.

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

Witness Wm Cranch esquire, chief judge of the said court.

Issued the 21st day of June 1813

Wm Brent Clk

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Negro Delia for herself & Children
Thomas Offutt

Subp for freedom

W Boyd