Sarah v. Elijah Taylor. Summons of Elijah Taylor


District of Columbia, to wit:

The United States of America,
To the Marshal of the District of Columbia,

We command you, That you take Elijah Taylor 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 United States' Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, for the County of Alexandria, at the Court-House in the town of Alexandria, at the next Court, to answer Negro Sarah of a plea of Trespass, Assault and Battery and false Imprisonment Damage six hundred Dollars.

And have then there this Writ.....Witness, the Honorable William Cranch, Chief Judge of our said Court, this 26th day of June 1818.

G. Deneale Cl: Cle:


Executed the 3st July 1818
John C. Mandell DM
for T. Ringgold Marshal

Negro Sarah
Elijah Taylor


For Freedom
For Assaulting & Beating the plaintiff

Judt for Defnt

E Lee


Executed the 27th June 1818 and Daniel Weight appearance Bail
John C. Mandell
for T. Ringgold