Indictment, 24 May 1844 [State of Illinois v. JS for Adultery and Fornication]

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Of the May Term of the Hancock Circuit Court in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four.
State of Illinios) ss [scilicet]
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The Grand Jurors chosen selected and sworn in and for the County of , in the name and by the authority of the people of the State of upon their oaths present that Joseph Smith Senior usually called the Mormon Prophet late of said Cou[n]ty of in said State of , on the twelfth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & forty three, and on divers other days and times between that time and the day of finding this indictment, at and within the said County of and State of unlawfully then & there did live together in an open state of adultery with one , then of said contrary to the form of the statute in such case made and provided and of against the peace and dignity of the same people of the state of
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And the Grand Jurors aforesaid upon their oaths aforesaid do further present that the said Joseph Smith Senior usually called the Mormon Prophet, late of said County, of in said State of on the twelfth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousnd eight hundrd and forty three, and on divers other days and times between that day, and the day of finding this indictment at and within the said county of and State of unlawfully then & there did live together in an open state of fornication with one then of said , contrary to the form of the statute in such case made and provided, and against the peace and dignity of the same people of the State of . [p. [1]]
Of the May Term of the Hancock Circuit Court in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four.
State of Illinios) ss [scilicet]
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The Grand Jurors chosen selected and sworn in and for the County of , in the name and by the authority of the people of the State of upon their oaths present that Joseph Smith Senior usually called the Mormon Prophet late of said County of in said State of , on the twelfth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & forty three, and on divers other days and times between that time and the day of finding this indictment, at and within the said County of and State of unlawfully then & there did live together in an open state of adultery with one , then of said contrary to the form of the statute in such case made and provided and against the peace and dignity of the same people of the state of
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And the Grand Jurors aforesaid upon their oaths aforesaid do further present that the said Joseph Smith Senior usually called the Mormon Prophet, late of said County, of in said State of on the twelfth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousnd eight hundrd and forty three, and on divers other days and times between that day, and the day of finding this indictment at and within the said county of and State of unlawfully then & there did live together in an open state of fornication with one then of said , contrary to the form of the statute in such case made and provided, and against the peace and dignity of the same people of the State of . [p. [1]]
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