Docket Entry, between 12 and circa 14 September 1837 [State of Ohio v. Ritch]

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The State of Unlawful oppression by color of Office.
vs
Abram Ritch
Justice’s Fees.
Affidavit 25
Warrant 25
Subpoena 12 ½
9 extra witnesses 36
Serving 7 <​witnesses​> 28
$1.26½
Transcript 31¼
Constable’s Fees.
Serving <​warrant​> 70
serving subpoena 90
keeping prisoner on trial
75
$2.37 $2.35
Witnesses’ Fees.
John Featherlee 50
50
Joel Taylor 50
25
George Pease 50
Orrin Blossom 25
$2.50
<​G. W. Howden appeared but was not sworn​>
<​50​>
September 12, 1837— Upon the oath of Joseph Smith, jr. granted <​issued​> a warrant for the said Abram Ritch, to B[urton] H. Phelps, constable, which was returned on the 14th with the body of the defendant. On application of the complainant granted subpoenas for Daniel Kerr, Jonathan Goldsmith, John Featherlee, <​Joel Taylor​> , George Pease, David Kingsley, Benjamin Adams, and Joel Bartholomew.
The parties being ready, the court was called, the defendand [defendant] pleaded “Not guilty, to the charge, and the cause adjourned to one part of the building recently occupied by Boynton, Johnson & Co. as a Dry-Gods Goods Store. John Featherlee, , Joseph Smith, jr. Joel Taylor, , George Pease, <​and​> Orrin Blossom were sworn and examind on <​the​> part of the , the proofs and allegations were heard, and it is considered by me, that the charge is not made out against said Abram Ritch, and that he go hence without day
, J.P.
Sept. 15, 1837. took transcript to send to the Auditor. [11 lines blank] [p. 224]
The State of Unlawful oppression by color of Office.
vs
Abram Ritch
Justice’s Fees.
Affidavit 25
Warrant 25
Subpoena 12 ½
9 extra witnesses 36
Serving 7 witnesses 28
$1.26½
Transcript 31¼
Constable’s Fees.
Serving warrant 70
serving subpoena 90
keeping prisoner on trial
75
$2.35
Witnesses’ Fees.
John Featherlee 50
50
Joel Taylor 50
25
George Pease 50
Orrin Blossom 25
$2.50
G. W. Howden appeared but was not sworn
50
September 12, 1837— Upon the oath of Joseph Smith, jr. issued a warrant for the said Abram Ritch, to Burton H. Phelps, constable, which was returned on the 14th with the body of the defendant. On application of the complainant granted subpoenas for Daniel Kerr, Jonathan Goldsmith, John Featherlee, Joel Taylor , George Pease, David Kingsley, Benjamin Adams, and Joel Bartholomew.
The parties being ready, the court was called, the defendand [defendant] pleaded “Not guilty, to the charge, and the cause adjourned to one part of the building recently occupied by Boynton, Johnson & Co. as a Dry- Goods Store. John Featherlee, , Joseph Smith, jr. Joel Taylor, , George Pease, and Orrin Blossom were sworn and examind on the part of the , the proofs and allegations were heard, and it is considered by me, that the charge is not made out against said Abram Ritch, and that he go hence without day
, J.P.
Sept. 15, 1837. took transcript to send to the Auditor. [11 lines blank] [p. 224]
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