Docket Entry, between 18 February and circa 8 March 1842 [JS v. Shearer]
Docket Entry, [, Hancock Co., IL], [between 18 Feb. and ca. 8 Mar. 1842], JS v. Shearer (Nauvoo, IL, Justice of the Peace Court 1842); in Robinson and Johnson, Docket Book, 109–112; handwriting of ; Collection of Manuscripts about Mormons, 1832–1954, Chicago History Museum. Includes notation by , [, Hancock Co., IL], ca. 24 May 1842. Includes redaction.
to answer Joseph Smith in said complaint, and of this writ make legal sworn and due return.
Given under my hand and seal this 18th day of February A.D. 1842. J. P. L. S.
February 26, 1842, The Wm. D. Abernathy, Sheriff, returned the summons, endorsed
“Served the within writ by reading the same to the within named Thomas J. Shearer, this 18th day of February A.D. 1842, Wm. D. Abernathy Shf, Ill, Fees $1.50.”
At the same time returned the warrant endorsed,
“In obedience to the within writ I have summoned the following named Jurors, , , , , Lewis Tully, Harvey Call, , , , , John Eldridge, Wm. D. Abernathy. Shf. Ill.” Fees $3.25.”
And on the 21st day of February, 1842, subpoena issued by order of the Defendant for Rufus Abbott, , O. Butler & , which were returned by Lewis Robison Constable endorsed
“Served on Rufus Abbott, H. Butler, O. Butler and , not found, fees $1.00 Lewis Robison constable.”
And afterwards, to wit: on the 26th day of February 1842. the parties appeared before me at my office in said , and the said jurors and witnesses also appeared, excepting , juror, when Robert Stone was chose summoned to act in his stead. and the parties being ready for trial, the said jurors were empannelled and sworn well and truly to try whether the complaint of Joseph Smith the plaintiff then laid before them was true according to evidence.
The proofs and allegations of the parties being fully heard, and their title-papers exhibited to the jurors, the said jurors retired to consider on their verdict; and [p. 111]