Billy v. Jonathan Davis & James Kincaid. Summons of Jonathan Davis & James Kincaid


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 Jonathan Davis and James Kincaid if they be found within the County of Alexandria, in your said District, and them safely keep, so that you have their bodies 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 Billy an Infant (by Thomas Braddock his next friend) who sues in forma pauperis for his freedom of a Plea of Trespass, Assault & Battery & 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 Billy an Infant by Thomas Braddock
Jonathan Davis and James Kincaid

Pls Caps

For the recovery of the Plaintiff's freedom.

Not found
D Minor DM
for T Ringgold Marshal

E. Lee