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McCrave Summons - 1872

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Following is a transcription of a summons filed against the McCrave family by David Lawson. This summons was printed in the Elizabethtown Post, Essex County, New York, beginning February 8, 1872.

County of Essex

Supreme Court— Essex County
To Ann McCrave, Jane McCrave, Catharine McCrave, Mary McCrave, Nancy McCrave, James McCrave and Rosa McCrave, heirs, and next of kin of John McCrave, deceased : You are hereby summoned and required to answer the complaint of David Lawson, of the County of Essex, plaintiff, which was filed with the Clerk of Essex County, N.Y., on the 24th day of January, 1872, and to serve a copy of your answer on me at my office in the village of Ausable Forks, Essex County, N.Y., within twenty days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, and if you fail to answer said complaint as hereby required, the plaintiff will apply to the Supreme Court for the relief demanded in the complaint, besides the cost of this action.

Plaintiff's Attorney
Ausable Forks, N.Y.

John Liberty, of Elizabethtown, said County, being duly sworn, says: that he is the Printer and Publisher of the Elizabethtown Post, a weekly newspaper printed and published in said town and county, and that a notice, of which the hereto annexed is a printed copy, was duly published in said newspaper once each week for six weeks successively; commencing on the 8th day of February 1872, and ending on the 21st day of March 1872.

Signed John Liberty. Sworn before me this 22nd day of March 1872.