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Thomas Heyward, at Charleston, S.C., signs a warrant for David Scott on a charge of debt, 1786.


[recto] [printed] SOUTH-CAROLINA. THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. To all and singular the Sheriffs of the said State GREETING: You, and each of you, are hereby commanded, without Delay, to attach the Body of [handwritten] David Scott otherwise called David Scott of Charleston Stationer [printed] wheresover [sic] he may be found, within your and each of your respective Districts, so that you compel him to be and appear before the Justices of the said State, at the Court of Common Pleas, to be holden at Charleston, on the first Tuesday in July next, to answer to [handwritten] James Truman &Edward Truman otherwise called James & Edward Truman of Charleston in the State aforesaid Merchants in a Plea of Debt that he render unto them one hundred + twenty Pounds Sterling Money which to them he owes + unjustly detains & so forth. -- [printed] And have you then and there this Writ. WITNESS the Honorable Thomas Heyward Jun.r[?] Esq. one of the Justices of this State at Charleston, the twenty third Day of May in the Year of our LORD One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-six and in the tenth Year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America. [signed] H. Rutledge [illegible] [signed on left side of recto]Thos Heyward Junr [recto, docket] I have by James Kennedy my lawful Deputy Served the within named with a true Copy of this Writ with a notice thereon endorsed. Pursuant to an Act of General Assembly. [illegible annotation][signed] Isaac Huger [illegible] C H

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Warrant, Thomas Heyward, Charleston, South Carolina, David Scott, James Truman, Edward Truman

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Warrant signed by Thomas Heyward and Isaac Huger for David Scott. Charleston, 1786.

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