Indictment, circa 22 May 1844 [State of Illinois v. JS for Adultery and Fornication]

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our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four, at and within the county of aforesaid in the state of aforesaid the said Joseph Smith senior, late of said as aforesaid unlawfully there and then did live with certain women to the Jurors unknown, in an open state of adultery, contrary to the form of the statute in such case made & provided and against the peace & dignity of the same people of the state of
E. A. Thompson
States attorney—
 
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The People
vs) Adultery & fornication
Joseph Smith senr.
A
Benjn Avise
Foreman of the Grand Jury
Witnesses
 
 
Bail $300,
 
Nol Pros entered—
 
Filed May 23d 1844
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our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four, at and within the county of aforesaid in the state of aforesaid the said Joseph Smith senior, late of said as aforesaid unlawfully there and then did live with certain women to the Jurors unknown, in an open state of adultery, contrary to the form of the statute in such case made & provided and against the peace & dignity of the same people of the state of
E. A. Thompson
States attorney—
 
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The People
vs) Adultery & fornication
Joseph Smith senr.
A
Benjn Avise
Foreman of the Grand Jury
Witnesses
 
 
Bail $300,
 
Nol Pros entered—
 
Filed May 23d 1844
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