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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​May 30​> Joseph Smith, 65 Gentlemen, and 6 Ladies.
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31 May 1844 • Friday
“State of Illinois) Ss.
City of )
May 31st, 1844.
“Then and there personally appeared before me, [blank] Joseph Smith, Mayor of the City of , <​the undersigned​> of , Iowa Territory, and made solemn oath that did on the 30th day of May, 1844, declare in his presence that he intended to bring dragoons, and troops of the from into this , for the purpose of resisting the authority and power of the Municipal Court of said , and that he should disregard entirely the authority of said Court, and that he deemed the authority of said Court of no effect.. Deponent further states that said in his said conversation had reference to the case of , which had been decided by said Court.
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“Subscribed and sworn to before me this 31st. day of May, 1844.
, Clerk M. C.”
Upon the foregoing affidavit, I issued a capias to arrest for threatening the peace of <​the​> with dragoons. At 10 A. M. called at my [HC 6:423] ; at one P. M. called to see , who was sick; I administered to her the laying on of hands when she felt better. Afternoon I attended General Council, when made his report. Rode out in the evening to Van Orden’s, and paid him $100. Two or three Indians staid in the hall all night.
I visited , the wife of , she being very sick. [remainder of page blank] [p. 67]
May 30 Joseph Smith, 65 Gentlemen, and 6 Ladies.
, 27 " " 3 "
, 12 " " 0 "
31 May 1844 • Friday
“State of Illinois) Ss.
City of )
May 31st, 1844.
“Then and there personally appeared before me, [blank] Joseph Smith, Mayor of the City of , the undersigned of , Iowa Territory, and made solemn oath that did on the 30th day of May, 1844, declare in his presence that he intended to bring dragoons, and troops of the from into this , for the purpose of resisting the authority and power of the Municipal Court of said , and that he should disregard entirely the authority of said Court, and that he deemed the authority of said Court of no effect.. Deponent further states that said in his said conversation had reference to the case of , which had been decided by said Court.
.
“Subscribed and sworn to before me this 31st. day of May, 1844.
, Clerk M. C.”
Upon the foregoing affidavit, I issued a capias to arrest for threatening the peace of the with dragoons. At 10 A. M. called at my [HC 6:423] ; at one P. M. called to see , who was sick; I administered to her the laying on of hands when she felt better. Afternoon I attended General Council, when made his report. Rode out in the evening to Van Orden’s, and paid him $100. Two or three Indians staid in the hall all night.
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