Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 1, 21 December 1842–10 March 1843

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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main St Joseph asked Bro [blank] Tully if he had aught against him? he replied I have not. Bro gave Joseph a walking stick consisting of whale ivory top. & sperm-whale tooth body— with Mahogany interstice.

Editorial Note
Over the course of the next two weeks, JS and several others traveled to , Illinois, where JS obtained a writ of habeas corpus and was discharged from arrest for his alleged involvement in the attempted assassination of former governor . JS traveled to Springfield in custody of , who held him by authority of the September 1842 proclamation issued by former Illinois governor , the original arrest warrant having been retained by undersheriff . Once JS was in Springfield, Illinois governor issued a new warrant authorizing JS’s arrest by the sheriff of Sangamon County, to whom a writ of habeas corpus could be directed.

27 December 1842 • Tuesday
27th. 9 A.M started with in custody of Gen for . in co.— with . & . & [blank] — Peter Hawes. . & & after when ½ way to carthage met Bros & who had obtaind an order from the master of chan[c]ery for Habeus corpus. but the court [p. 5]
main St Joseph asked Bro [blank] Tully if he had aught against him? he replied I have not. Bro gave Joseph a walking stick consisting of whale ivory top. & sperm-whale tooth body— with Mahogany interstice.

Editorial Note
Over the course of the next two weeks, JS and several others traveled to , Illinois, where JS obtained a writ of habeas corpus and was discharged from arrest for his alleged involvement in the attempted assassination of former governor . JS traveled to Springfield in custody of , who held him by authority of the September 1842 proclamation issued by former Illinois governor , the original arrest warrant having been retained by undersheriff . Once JS was in Springfield, Illinois governor issued a new warrant authorizing JS’s arrest by the sheriff of Sangamon County, to whom a writ of habeas corpus could be directed.

27 December 1842 • Tuesday
27th. 9 A.M started in custody of Gen for . in co.— with . & . & [blank] — Peter Hawes. . when ½ way to carthage met Bros & who had obtaind an order from the master of chancery for Habeus corpus. but the court [p. 5]
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