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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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3. Thomas Carlin, Proclamation, 20 September 1842

Editorial Note
, “Proclamation,” 20 Sept. 1842, published in Illinois Register (), vol. 7, no. 32 (new series vol. 4, no. 9), 30 Sept. 1842, p. [3]; edited by William Walters and George R. Weber. The microfilm copy of the text excerpted herein was filmed by the Department of Photographic Reproductions, University of Chicago Library, Chicago, IL, 1968.

PROCLAMATION.
Executive Department, .,)
September 20th, 1842.)
WHEREAS, a requistion has been made upon me, as the executive of this , by the of the State of , for the apprehension and surrender of who is charged with the crime of shooting with intent to kill, in the County of and State of Missouri on the night of the Sixth day of May A D. 1842. And whereas, a demand has also been made by the of upon me for the apprehension and surrender of Joseph Smith (commonly called the Mormon Prophet) who is charged with the crime of being accessory to the shooting of said at the time and place aforesaid, with intent to kill.
And whereas in obedience to the Constitution and Laws of the , and of this , executive [w]arrants have been issued, and the said and Smith arrested as fugitives from justice from the State of .
And whereas, the said and Smith resisted the laws by refusing to go with the officers who had them in custody as fugitives from justice, and escaped from the custody of said officers.
Now, therefore, I, , Governor of the State of , in conformity to an act entitled “An act concerning fugitives from justice,” approved January 6, 1827, do offer a reward of two hundred dollars to any person or persons, for the apprehension and delivery of each, or either of the above named fugitives from justice, viz: and Joseph Smith, to the custody of and , or to the sheriff of Adams county at the city of .
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the great seal of State to be affixed the day and date above mentioned.
-[L.S]-
By the Governor,
.
, Sec. of .
The Fulton Advocate, Herald, Sentinel, and Rockford Pilot, will copy the above 2 weeks.
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3. Thomas Carlin, Proclamation, 20 September 1842

Editorial Note
, “Proclamation,” 20 Sept. 1842, published in Illinois Register (), vol. 7, no. 32 (new series vol. 4, no. 9), 30 Sept. 1842, p. [3]; edited by William Walters and George R. Weber. The microfilm copy of the text excerpted herein was filmed by the Department of Photographic Reproductions, University of Chicago Library, Chicago, IL, 1968.

PROCLAMATION.
Executive Department, .,)
September 20th, 1842.)
WHEREAS, a requistion has been made upon me, as the executive of this , by the of the State of , for the apprehension and surrender of who is charged with the crime of shooting with intent to kill, in the County of and State of Missouri on the night of the Sixth day of May A D. 1842. And whereas, a demand has also been made by the of upon me for the apprehension and surrender of Joseph Smith (commonly called the Mormon Prophet) who is charged with the crime of being accessory to the shooting of said at the time and place aforesaid, with intent to kill.
And whereas in obedience to the Constitution and Laws of the , and of this , executive warrants have been issued, and the said and Smith arrested as fugitives from justice from the State of .
And whereas, the said and Smith resisted the laws by refusing to go with the officers who had them in custody as fugitives from justice, and escaped from the custody of said officers.
Now, therefore, I, , Governor of the State of , in conformity to an act entitled “An act concerning fugitives from justice,” approved January 6, 1827, do offer a reward of two hundred dollars to any person or persons, for the apprehension and delivery of each, or either of the above named fugitives from justice, viz: and Joseph Smith, to the custody of and , or to the sheriff of Adams county at the city of .
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the great seal of State to be affixed the day and date above mentioned.
-[L.S]-
By the Governor,
.
, Sec. of .
The Fulton Advocate, Herald, Sentinel, and Rockford Pilot, will copy the above 2 weeks.
9–2w–$3. [p. [3]]
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