Dorcas & Julia v. James Smith. Summons of James Smith


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 heretofore commanded That you take James Smith 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 negroes Dorcas and Julia who sue in forma pauperum 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 31st day of December 1817.

G. Deneale Cl.


Not found
D Minor DM
for Tench Ringgold Marshal

Negroes Julia "Paupers"
James Smith

Als. Caps.

For the recovery of the Plaintiffs' freedom

May Term 11th day Continued
1824. May Term 2nd day
Judgment for Defendant on the case agreed.