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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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10. Jacob B. Backenstos and Stephen A. Douglas, Affidavit, 4 January 1843


Editorial Note
and , [, IL], Affidavit, 4 Jan. 1843; reference copy; handwriting of ; one page; JS Collection, CHL.

of the United
States, District of
In the matter)
of)
Joseph Smith upon)
Habeas Corpus)
District of Ss.  , , ,  being duly sw[o]rn each for himself says that he  were at , in the County of Hancock in  this State, on the seventh day of May last, that  they saw Joseph Smith on that day reviewing  the Legion at that place, in the  presence of several thousand persons
Sworn to & subscribed  in open Court this 4th.  Jany 1843
Jas F. Owings Clk [p. [1]]

10. Jacob B. Backenstos and Stephen A. Douglas, Affidavit, 4 January 1843


Editorial Note
and , [, IL], Affidavit, 4 Jan. 1843; reference copy; handwriting of ; one page; JS Collection, CHL.

of the United
States, District of
In the matter)
of)
Joseph Smith upon)
Habeas Corpus)
District of Ss. , , , being duly sworn each for himself says that he were at , in the County of Hancock in this State, on the seventh day of May last, that they saw Joseph Smith on that day reviewing the Legion at that place, in the presence of several thousand persons
Sworn to & subscribed in open Court this 4th. Jany 1843
Jas F. Owings Clk [p. [1]]
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