Appendix: Missouri Extradition Attempt, 1842–1843, Selected Documents

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  • Historical Introduction
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1. Lilburn W. Boggs, Affidavit, 20 July 1842


Editorial Note
, Affidavit, [, MO], 20 July 1842; handwriting probably of ; signature of ; one page; JS Extradition Records, 1839–1843, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL. Includes endorsements on verso.

State of
County of
[Th]is day Personally Appeared before [me]   a Justice of the  peace within and for the County of the Subscriber   who being Duly sworn Doeth Depose  and say that on the night of the Sixth day of May  184[2] while sitting in his Dwelling in the Town of   in the County of Jackson he was Sho[t] [wit]h  intent to kill and that his life was Despaired  of for several days an[d] that he beleives and has good  reason to beleive from Evidence and information now [in]  his possession that Joseph Smith Com[mo]nly  [cal]led the Mormon Prophet was Accessary before  the fact of the intended Murder and that the said Joseph  Smith is a Citizen or resident of the State of  and the said Deponient hereby Applyes to the   of the State of to make a Demand [on]  the of the State of to Deliver  the said Joseph Smith Com[m]only Called the  Mormon prophet to some person Autherised to receive  and Convey him to the and aforesaid  there to be dealt with according to Law
Sworn to and Subscribed
before me this 20th d[a]y of
July 1842 JP [p. [1]]

1. Lilburn W. Boggs, Affidavit, 20 July 1842


Editorial Note
, Affidavit, [, MO], 20 July 1842; handwriting probably of ; signature of ; one page; JS Extradition Records, 1839–1843, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL. Includes endorsements on verso.

State of
County of
[Th]is day Personally Appeared before [me] a Justice of the peace within and for the County of the Subscriber who being Duly sworn Doeth Depose and say that on the night of the Sixth day of May 1842 while sitting in his Dwelling in the Town of in the County of Jackson he was Shot [wit]h intent to kill and that his life was Despaired of for several days and that he beleives and has good reason to beleive from Evidence and information now [in] his possession that Joseph Smith Commonly called the Mormon Prophet was Accessary before the fact of the intended Murder and that the said Joseph Smith is a Citizen or resident of the State of and the said Deponient hereby Applyes to the of the State of to make a Demand [on] the of the State of to Deliver the said Joseph Smith Commonly Called the Mormon prophet to some person Autherised to receive and Convey him to the and aforesaid there to be dealt with according to Law
Sworn to and Subscribed
before me this 20th day of
July 1842 JP [p. [1]]
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