William v. Stephen Cantrell. Summons of Stephen Cantrel


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 Stephen Cantrel if he be found within the county of Alexandria, in your said District, and him safely keep, so that you have his body before the honorable the Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, at the Court-House in the Town of Alexandria, at the next Court, to answer Negro William at a plea of Trespass assault & Battery & false Imprisonment Damage Fifty Dollars

And have then and there this Writ. Witness William Cranch, Esq. Chief Judge of our said Court, this 17 day of February 1808.

G. Deneale CC


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Negro William
Stephen Cantrel

For illegally detaining the Plaintiff as a Slave.

1811 November Term 17 day Jury sworn & Verdict for the Plaintiff for the Issue & Damages assessed to Once Cent, subject to the Opinion of the Court on the Demurer to evidence in this case filed and Contd. for hearing.

N. H.

We of the Jury find for the plf the issue[?] joined and assess his damages to one cent subjected to the opinion of the court on the Demurrer to evidence in this case filed[?]
Jno Mason