Francis Bowling & Clarissa Gardiner v. David Atkins. Writ of Error


United States of America ss.
The President of the United States
To the Judges of the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Columbia, in the County of Washington. Greeting:

Because in the record and proceedings as also in the rendition of the judgment of a plea, which is in the said Court, before you or some of you between Francis Bowling & Clarissa Gardner plaintiffs and David Atkins, defendant, a manifest error hath happened, to the great damage of the said plaintiffs, as by this Complaint appears: We being willing, that error, if any hath been, should be duly corrected, and full and speedy justice done to the parties aforesaid in this behalf, do command you, if Judgment, be therein given, that under your seal distinctly and openly you send the record and proceedings aforesaid, with all things concerning the same to the Supreme Court of the United States, together with this writ, so that you have the same at Washington on the       Monday of January next in said Supreme Court, to be then and there held; and that the record and proceedings aforesaid, being inspected, the said Supreme Court, may cause further to be done therein to correct that error, which of right and according to the laws and customs of the United States should be done.

Witness the Hon. Roger B. Taney Chief Justice of said Supreme Court.

Issued this       day of       184

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