Indictment, circa 5 June 1843 [Extradition of JS for Treason]

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did compass, imagine, and intend to raise and levy war, insurrection, and rebellion, against, our said State of , within the said State of , to wit at the County of aforesaid.
And in order to fulfil and bring to effect the said traitorous compassings, imaginations, and intentions of him the said Joseph Smith, Junior, he the said Joseph Smith Junior, afterwards to wit on the day and year aforesaid at the County of aforesaid, with force and arms at the county of aforesaid, with a great multitude of persons, whose names are at present unknown to the jurors aforesaid, to a great number, to wit, to the number of five hundred persons and upwards, armed and arrayed in a warlike manner, that is to say with colors flying, and with swords, guns, clubs bludgeons staves, and other weapons, as well offensive as defensive, <​and​> being then and there unlawfully, maliciously and traitorously [p. [2]]
did compass, imagine, and intend to raise and levy war, insurrection, and rebellion, against, our said State of , within the said State of , to wit at the County of aforesaid.
And in order to fulfil and bring to effect the said traitorous compassings, imaginations, and intentions of him the said Joseph Smith, Junior, he the said Joseph Smith Junior, afterwards to wit on the day and year aforesaid with force and arms at the county of aforesaid, with a great multitude of persons, whose names are at present unknown to the jurors aforesaid, to a great number, to wit, to the number of five hundred persons and upwards, armed and arrayed in a warlike manner, that is to say with colors flying, and with swords, guns, clubs bludgeons staves, and other weapons, as well offensive as defensive, being then and there unlawfully, maliciously and traitorously [p. [2]]
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