Docket Entry, circa 12 June 1844 [State of Illinois v. JS for Riot on Habeas Corpus]
Docket Entry, , Hancock Co., IL, ca. 12 June 1844, State of IL v. JS for Riot on Habeas Corpus (Nauvoo, IL, Municipal Court 1844); Nauvoo Municipal Court Docket Book, pp. 108–110; handwriting of ; CHL. Includes redactions.
<Jun 10.> said the destnies of this people is this day seald in the archives of heavn— and there shall not be left one stone upn anothr on that
" John P. Mc.Cuen [McEwan] said in refere<nce> to Joseph Smith God Dam him. I will shoot him. & God dam him I will shoot him and all that pertains to him,— and before ten suns shall go over our heads the . , & shall all be dest[r]oyed and it will be the total downfall of this <comunity,> sworn, said he would never let things go till he had accomplished the down fall of Gen Smith, [if] that he did not value his life to produc the downfall of Gn Smith Joseph Dalton. said if th[e]y laid their hands upon the pres from that hour thy might date their down fall, that 10 suns should not roll over their heads till the was destroyed
Court decided that Joseph Smith had acted under proper authority in destroying the establishing <establishment> of the Nauvoo Expositor, on the 10th inst. that his orders were excuted in an orderly. & judices manner. without noise or tumult. that this was a malici[ou]s proscution on the part of and that said pay the costs of suit, and that Joseph Smith be honorably discharged from the accusati[o]ns and of the writ & .
June 13 1844.
issued on demand of , vs. $22.12½— to Marshall—
“ returned Novr. 4th. 1844 “no property found” and also this execution came to my hands since the death of former Marshall of said City of which was after the Legal return day of the same
J[onathan] C. Wright C. M”
February 10. 1845 The drew on the for the above fees, amounting to 22.75. [11 lines blank] [p. 110]