Docket Entry, circa 29 November 1842 [City of Nauvoo v. Hunter]

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City of )
vs)
Thomas J. Hunter)
Fine—— $10,00)
Aldermens fees—— 4,00)
Clerks fees—— 1,43¾)
Marshals fees—— 2,06¼)
1 Witness—— ,50
$18,00
Municipal Court, at the Mayors , five oClock P. M. November 29th. 1842.—
Present
Aldermen , , , [Gustavus] Hills, and .— was elected President pro tem.— George P. Stiles opened the case on behalf of the , and read the complaint made by Joseph Smith before , upon the 28th. day of Novr. Inst..—
Novr. 28th. 1842.— Warrant issued to bring Deft. before the Municipal Court, forthwith, & was returned endorsed by < Constable, (through> the , to whom it was directed,) endorsed, “duly served by reading, & delivered the said Prisoner into the charge of by Order of the City , Novr. 29th. 1842. High Const., fees 31 Cts..
Novr. 29th. 1842. Subpoena issued by , for Geo. P. Stiles, , A. E. Miles, , Charles Seidel, & Alexr. Gravel, & returned by the , endorsed, “the within served on Messrs. Geo. P. Stiles, , Charles Seidel, & Alexr. Gravel,— fees 75¢, , Marshal.
Same date the returned his claim of $1.00 for notifying the Municipal Court to assemble for the Trial of this Cause.—
Joseph Smith made a further Affidavit on same day, before , which was read.— The Defendant pleaded Guilty to the charge, which charge was for using and making ridiculous and abusive language concerning Joseph Smiths Character, thereby depreciating his moral and Religious Character, and using said language contrary to an Ordinance, entitled, “an Ordinance in relation to religious Societies.”
The Court then decided, that they would hear Testimony. , Alexr. <M> Gravel, and George P. Stiles were produced, Sworn, & exmained, as Witnesses for the Prosecution, the two first named were cross examined by on behalf of Deft., & Geo. P. Stiles was questioned by Deft..— claimed pay as a Witness.
The Deft. was then fined Ten Dollars for contempt of Court, in using disrespectful and abusive language, & stating that he disregarded the Municipal Court. The Prosecutor spoke.— Deft. spoke.— spoke on behalf of the Prosecution. spoke on part of Deft.. The Prosecutor again spoke at length, & recommended the Deft to the mercy of the Court. Whereupon, the Judgment of the Court is, that the Defendant be discharged without payment of any fine, except the Fine for Contempt of Court, and full Costs of this Suit.
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City of )
vs)
Thomas J. Hunter)
Fine—— $10,00)
Aldermens fees—— 4,00)
Clerks fees—— 1,43¾)
Marshals fees—— 2,06¼)
1 Witness—— ,50
$18,00
Municipal Court, at the Mayors , five oClock P. M. November 29th. 1842.—
Present
Aldermen , , , [Gustavus] Hills, and .— was elected President pro tem.— George P. Stiles opened the case on behalf of the , and read the complaint made by Joseph Smith before , upon the 28th. day of Novr. Inst..—
Novr. 28th. 1842.— Warrant issued to bring Deft. before the Municipal Court, forthwith, & was returned endorsed by Constable, (through the , to whom it was directed,) endorsed, “duly served by reading, & delivered the said Prisoner into the charge of by Order of the City , Novr. 29th. 1842. High Const., fees 31 Cts..
Novr. 29th. 1842. Subpoena issued by , for Geo. P. Stiles, , A. E. Miles, , Charles Seidel, & Alexr. Gravel, & returned by the , endorsed, “the within served on Messrs. Geo. P. Stiles, , Charles Seidel, & Alexr. Gravel,— fees 75¢, , Marshal.
Same date the returned his claim of $1.00 for notifying the Municipal Court to assemble for the Trial of this Cause.—
Joseph Smith made a further Affidavit on same day, before , which was read.— The Defendant pleaded Guilty to the charge, which charge was for using and making ridiculous and abusive language concerning Joseph Smiths Character, thereby depreciating his moral and Religious Character, and using said language contrary to an Ordinance, entitled, “an Ordinance in relation to religious Societies.”
The Court then decided, that they would hear Testimony. , Alexr. M Gravel, and George P. Stiles were produced, Sworn, & exmained, as Witnesses for the Prosecution, the two first named were cross examined by on behalf of Deft., & Geo. P. Stiles was questioned by Deft..— claimed pay as a Witness.
The Deft. was then fined Ten Dollars for contempt of Court, in using disrespectful and abusive language, & stating that he disregarded the Municipal Court. The Prosecutor spoke.— Deft. spoke.— spoke on behalf of the Prosecution. spoke on part of Deft.. The Prosecutor again spoke at length, & recommended the Deft to the mercy of the Court. Whereupon, the Judgment of the Court is, that the Defendant be discharged without payment of any fine, except the Fine for Contempt of Court, and full Costs of this Suit.
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