Docket Entry, between circa 30 November and circa 3 December 1842 [City of Nauvoo v. Davis for Slander of JS]

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City of ) Violation of the Ordinances of the .
Vs.)
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Fine— $50,00
Aldermens fees— 7,50
Clerks fees— 3,68¾
Marshals fees— 4,12½
3 Witnesses— 1,50
$66,81¼
Novr. 30th. 1842. Complaint was made on Oath, by Joseph Smith, (before Alderman, against the , as follows, to wit,) “that he has been informed and verily believes that one of the and aforesaid, did on or about the 25th. Instant, and at divers other times previous to that time, and before the commencement of this Suit, make use of <indecent, unbecoming, abusive and Ridiculous> language concerning the Acts and Character of Deponent, contrary to the Ordinances of said , in such cases made and provided”.
Novr. 30th. 1842.— Warrant issued upon said complaint directed to the , returnable at two oClock P. M. on the 2nd. day of Decr. 1842, at the Mayors in said , before the Municipal Court.
Novr. 30th. 1842.— 2 Subpoenas issued, for Andw. M. Gravel, Chas. Seidel, , , Geo. Stevens, Jas I. Gilbert, , & Ira S. Miles to appear in the above cause.— Marshals fees as returned $1,00.— Aldermen , , and met at two oClock P. M. on friday Decr. 2nd. 1842, and an Attachment was issued and handed to the to enforce the attendance of Aldermen , , [Gustavus] Hills, & .— Aldermen Hills & came soon after, & was elected President pro tem, but by reason of the absence of Witnesses, the Court adjourned until 6 oClock P. M. on (Tomorrow,) Saturday Decr. 3rd. 1842.— Marshals fees on Attacht 75¢
Decr 3rd. 1842.— Aldmn. , , , & attended according to adjournment,— the stated that could not attend in consequence of sickness in his Family.
An attachment issued for Aldmn. & Hills, who were brought by the , & attcht. returned endorsed “served on the above names, & brought before the Court, fees 75¢, paid for Team 50¢. Marshal.— Spnas [Subpoenas] issued <also> & 9 Witnesses served,— <Marshals> fees $1,12½. , on behalf of — stated that the Affidavit was made on a broad Scale, & that the Court had not jurisdiction to try this Case, & cited the 17 <Sec> of the Charter.
George P. Stiles for the Prosecution,— replied, in support of the Affidt., & of the Court having jurisdiction, & stated Pltfs Case.
The , by his Council, pleaded, Not Guilty.
George P. Stiles, , Andrew M. Gravel, Chas Seidel, James A. Easton, Jas I. Gilbert, & Ira S. Miles, Witnesses, were Sworn [p. 12]
City of ) Violation of the Ordinances of the .
Vs.)
)
Fine— $50,00
Aldermens fees— 7,50
Clerks fees— 3,68¾
Marshals fees— 4,12½
3 Witnesses— 1,50
$66,81¼
Novr. 30th. 1842. Complaint was made on Oath, by Joseph Smith, (before Alderman, against the , as follows, to wit,) “that he has been informed and verily believes that one of the and aforesaid, did on or about the 25th. Instant, and at divers other times previous to that time, and before the commencement of this Suit, make use of indecent, unbecoming, abusive and Ridiculous language concerning the Acts and Character of Deponent, contrary to the Ordinances of said , in such cases made and provided”.
Novr. 30th. 1842.— Warrant issued upon said complaint directed to the , returnable at two oClock P. M. on the 2nd. day of Decr. 1842, at the Mayors in said , before the Municipal Court.
Novr. 30th. 1842.— 2 Subpoenas issued, for Andw. M. Gravel, Chas. Seidel, , , Geo. Stevens, Jas I. Gilbert, , & Ira S. Miles to appear in the above cause.— Marshals fees as returned $1,00.— Aldermen , , and met at two oClock P. M. on friday Decr. 2nd. 1842, and an Attachment was issued and handed to the to enforce the attendance of Aldermen , , Gustavus Hills, & .— Aldermen Hills & came soon after, & was elected President pro tem, but by reason of the absence of Witnesses, the Court adjourned until 6 oClock P. M. on (Tomorrow,) Saturday Decr. 3rd. 1842.— Marshals fees on Attacht 75¢
Decr 3rd. 1842.— Aldmn. , , , & attended according to adjournment,— the stated that could not attend in consequence of sickness in his Family.
An attachment issued for Aldmn. & Hills, who were brought by the , & attcht. returned endorsed “served on the above names, & brought before the Court, fees 75¢, paid for Team 50¢. Marshal.— Spnas [Subpoenas] issued also & 9 Witnesses served,— Marshals fees $1,12½. , on behalf of — stated that the Affidavit was made on a broad Scale, & that the Court had not jurisdiction to try this Case, & cited the 17 Sec of the Charter.
George P. Stiles for the Prosecution,— replied, in support of the Affidt., & of the Court having jurisdiction, & stated Pltfs Case.
The , by his Council, pleaded, Not Guilty.
George P. Stiles, , Andrew M. Gravel, Chas Seidel, James A. Easton, Jas I. Gilbert, & Ira S. Miles, Witnesses, were Sworn [p. 12]
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