History, 1838–1856, volume F-1 [1 May 1844–8 August 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​May 8.​>
State of Illinois,) ss.
.)
The People of the State of :
To the of said county greeting.
“We command you that you take Joseph Smith, if to be found within your , and him safely keep, so that you have his body before the Circuit Court of said County of on the first day of the next term thereof, to be holden at the Court house in on the third [HC 6:359] Monday of May instant, to answer , of a plea of the case; damage, the sum of five thousand dollars as he says; and you have then there this writ, and make <​due​> return thereon in what manner you execute the same.
“Witness, , Clerk of said Circuit Court, at , this first day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hunded and forty-four.
Seal.
, Clerk,
By D. E. Head, Deputy.”
“The is directed to hold the within named defendant to bail in the sum of five thousand dollars.
, Clerk,
By D. E. Head, Deputy.”
“This is a true copy of the original now in he possession of , sheriff of .
By , Deputy.”
 
State of Illinois,) Sct.
Hancock County;)
City of .)
“To Mr. :—
“Sir, You will please to take notice that Joseph Smith, Senior, has petitioned for a writ of habeas corpus from the Municipal Court of said , praying that he may be liberated from the custody of , Deputy sheriff of , by whom he is held in custody on a capias ad respondendum, issued by the circuit court of on the first day of May instant, to answer on a plea of the case, &c.; which writ is granted, and you will have the opportunity to appear before the Municipal Court at 10 o’clock A. M. on the 7th. of May instant, at the Council Chamber in said , and show cause why said Joseph Smith, Senior, should not be liberated on said habeas corpus.
“Witness my hand and seal of Court this 6th. day of May, 1844.
Seal.
Clerk M. C. C. N.”
“The above trial is deferred until Wednesday, the 8th. instant, 10 o’clock A. M.
, Clerk”
“I have served the within by reading to the within named .
, Constable.”
 
did not appear either by himself or counsel.
“Mr. then said:
‘The petition and papers have been read in your hearing; it is a petition for a writ of habeas corpus on the grounds— 1st. [p. 9]
May 8.
State of Illinois,) ss.
.)
The People of the State of :
To the of said county greeting.
“We command you that you take Joseph Smith, if to be found within your , and him safely keep, so that you have his body before the Circuit Court of said County of on the first day of the next term thereof, to be holden at the Court house in on the third [HC 6:359] Monday of May instant, to answer , of a plea of the case; damage, the sum of five thousand dollars as he says; and you have then there this writ, and make due return thereon in what manner you execute the same.
“Witness, , Clerk of said Circuit Court, at , this first day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hunded and forty-four.
Seal.
, Clerk,
By D. E. Head, Deputy.”
“The is directed to hold the within named defendant to bail in the sum of five thousand dollars.
, Clerk,
By D. E. Head, Deputy.”
“This is a true copy of the original now in he possession of , sheriff of .
By , Deputy.”
 
State of Illinois,) Sct.
Hancock County;)
City of .)
“To Mr. :—
“Sir, You will please to take notice that Joseph Smith, Senior, has petitioned for a writ of habeas corpus from the Municipal Court of said , praying that he may be liberated from the custody of , Deputy sheriff of , by whom he is held in custody on a capias ad respondendum, issued by the circuit court of on the first day of May instant, to answer on a plea of the case, &c.; which writ is granted, and you will have the opportunity to appear before the Municipal Court at 10 o’clock A. M. on the 7th. of May instant, at the Council Chamber in said , and show cause why said Joseph Smith, Senior, should not be liberated on said habeas corpus.
“Witness my hand and seal of Court this 6th. day of May, 1844.
Seal.
Clerk M. C. C. N.”
“The above trial is deferred until Wednesday, the 8th. instant, 10 o’clock A. M.
, Clerk”
“I have served the within by reading to the within named .
, Constable.”
 
did not appear either by himself or counsel.
“Mr. then said:
‘The petition and papers have been read in your hearing; it is a petition for a writ of habeas corpus on the grounds— 1st. [p. 9]
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