William v. John Swann. Summons of John Plummer & John Swann


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 John Plummer and John Swann 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 William "a pauper" of a plea of Trespass, Assault & Battery & false Imprisonment Damage Five hundred Dollars

And have then there this writ. Witness, the honorable William Cranch, Chief Judge of our said court, this 16th day of July 1821

Edm J Lee C. C.

Rounsavell & Pittman, Printers.


Negro William "a pauper"
John Plummer & John Swann


Trespass, Assault and Battery & false Imprisonment


Executed on John Swann the other Defendant not found and no inhabated[?]
Chs. Scott DM
for T. Ringgold Marshal