Affidavit from Willard Richards, 18 December 1843

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State of Illinois)
City of )
December 18— 1843
Personally— appeared , before me Joseph Smith, Mayor of said , and upon his oath deposeth and saith that from information he has recived he verily beleives that the peac[e] of said is in danger from a Mobocratic assemblage at , and a force collected under the command of Col in the lower part of the , and runners having been sent to to excite the Missourians to Join the Mobbers in this for the purpose of making a descent on said , or disturbing its peace[a]ble inhabitants— and further your deponent saith not.
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Subscribed and sworn to before me this 18th Decr. 1843
Clerk of the mayors Court [p. [1]]
State of Illinois)
City of )
December 18— 1843
Personally— appeared , before me Joseph Smith, Mayor of said , and upon his oath deposeth and saith that from information he has recived he verily beleives that the peace of said is in danger from a Mobocratic assemblage at , and a force collected under the command of Col in the lower part of the , and runners having been sent to to excite the Missourians to Join the Mobbers in this for the purpose of making a descent on said , or disturbing its peaceable inhabitants— and further your deponent saith not.
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Subscribed and sworn to before me this 18th Decr. 1843
Clerk of the mayors Court [p. [1]]
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