Lucy v. Clement Smith. Summons of Clement Smith


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 Clement Smith 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, in the city of Washington, on the first Monday of October next, to testify on the part of answer the petition for freedom of Negro Lucy and her infant son James in said court exhibited against him

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

Witness Wm Chranch Esquire, chief Judge of the said Court.

Issued the 23rd day of July 1823

Wm Brent, clk



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Negro Lucy and her infant son James
Clement Smith

1 Bre

Sum Deft

T. Ringgold