William v. George W. Lewis. Summons of George W. Lewis


District of Columbia, to wit:

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

We command you, as we have often done before That you take George W. Lewis. 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 William, who sues in forma pauperis for his freedom of a plea of Trespass, Assault and Battery and false Imprisonment Damage Two hundred Dollars.

And have then there this Writ....Witness, the Honorable William Cranch, Chief Judge of our said Court, this 21st day of July 1818.

Edm: J. Lee CC


Negro William "a pauper"
George W. Lewis

Pls. Caps:

For the recovery of the plaintiffs freedom

Not found
D Minor DM
for T. Ringgold Marshal

E. Lee.