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Introduction to JS v. Reynolds and Wilson

JS v. Reynolds and Wilson–A
Lee Co., Illinois, Circuit Court, 10 May 1844
 
JS v. Reynolds and Wilson–B
Lee Co., Illinois, Circuit Court, circa 26 June 1843
 
Coolidge Administrator of the Estate of JS v. Reynolds and Wilson
Lee Co., Illinois, Circuit Court, 18 December 1845
 
Historical Introduction
On 10 May 1844, a , Illinois, jury returned a verdict in JS v. Reynolds and Wilson–A, awarding JS forty dollars in damages. The case originated in the government’s third attempt to extradite JS to answer charges related to the 1838 conflict between the Latter-day Saints and their antagonists there. In early June 1843, a , Missouri, grand jury indicted JS for allegedly committing treason during the conflict. On 13 June, Missouri governor sent a requisition to governor demanding that JS be apprehended and extradited. , Missouri, sheriff (no relation to the governor), the agent authorized to convey JS to Missouri, delivered the requisition to Ford in , Illinois. Ford issued a warrant for JS on 17 June, directing it to , Illinois, constable to serve.
Meanwhile, JS and his family departed , Illinois, on 13 June 1843 to visit ’s sister Elizabeth Hale Wasson in Palestine Grove, near , Lee County. JS later claimed that and were informed in advance of the family’s trip and that the extradition attempt was timed to coincide with JS being outside of Nauvoo. Although JS learned on 21 June of ’s warrant, Wilson and Reynolds were able to approach the Wasson residence on 23 June without drawing attention, as the two lawmen claimed to be Latter-day Saint missionaries. JS attempted to exit through the rear of the house but was intercepted by Wilson and Reynolds, who trained their pistols on him and threatened to shoot if he resisted. They also struck JS repeatedly with their firearms. JS later stated that when he asked them by what authority they acted, they refused to show him Ford’s warrant.
After arresting JS, transferred custody to .The two men then forced JS into their wagon and drove him about ten miles to , the seat, where they hoped to acquire fresh horses to transport JS to . The two officers confined JS in a tavern and reportedly refused him access to an attorney. JS’s associates and worked with local citizens to hire and as JS’s legal counsel; later joined the team. JS and his attorneys initiated several legal actions designed to hinder the extradition, including obtaining a writ of and bringing charges against Wilson and Reynolds for their treatment of JS.
JS and his lawyers also initiated a civil suit in the Circuit Court against and for false imprisonment and personal injury. They brought the suit as a common law action of , seeking $10,000 in damages. filed a request on 23 June 1843 asking the Lee County Circuit Court to issue a writ of . The next morning, Lee County sheriff James Campbell arrested Wilson and Reynolds and required both of them to enter into binding them to appear at the next circuit court session. The two men were unable to secure their immediate release since they needed to send for bondsmen.
On 26 June 1843, JS, his attorneys, , , Campbell, and a few others departed . Their stated destination was , Illinois, where they planned to appear before an circuit court willing to evaluate ’s warrant. At some point, however, JS and his attorneys decided instead to appear before the Municipal Court on . The party arrived in Nauvoo on 30 June, and the municipal court discharged JS the following day, citing a lack of “substance in the warrant upon which he was arrested as well as upon the merits of said Case.” On 1 July, in , Illinois, Reynolds and Wilson secured bondsmen and Campbell released them from custody on the condition that they appear for trial at the September 1843 term of the Circuit Court.
During the September 1843 term, the attorneys for the litigants filed a series of pleadings in order to define clearly the issue to be decided by the jury at the trial. The first pleading—the plaintiff’s —contained the two allegations that undergirded JS’s suit: that and had falsely imprisoned him and that the two men had used excessive force when detaining him. In response to the declaration, defense attorneys William Heaton, Joseph Knox, and John Wilson Drury filed pleas that summarized the legal bases of the extradition and asserted that the “little force and violence” that the two men used “was necessary for the arresting and safekeeping” of JS. and countered with pleadings that challenged the legal sufficiency and even the authenticity of the documents that undergirded the extradition—the indictment, Reynolds’s requisition, and ’s warrant—in addition to pointing out errors of form made by Heaton, Knox, and Drury in the pleas. The term concluded before the attorneys could come to an agreement as to what issue the jury would decide, so the case was continued to the next session of the court in May 1844.
When the court reconvened the following May, the attorneys continued to exchange pleadings to narrow down the issue. and filed a that challenged the authenticity of the June 1843 treason indictment and argued that and had used excessive force. The defense attorneys responded with a arguing that the plaintiff’s objections lacked legal authority, after which Patrick filed another replication on 9 May 1844 that omitted the challenge to the legal sufficiency of the extradition documents. The replication narrowed the issue to just the allegation that Reynolds and Wilson “did use more force & v[i]olence than was necessa[r]y” for the arrest. With the issue determined, the trial could commence before a jury and judge Thomas C. Browne of the Sixth Judicial Circuit. Witnesses testified before a jury regarding the conduct of Reynolds and Wilson during and after the arrest. On 10 May 1844, the jury returned a verdict in JS’s favor but awarded him only forty dollars in damages.
Court officials were unable to collect the judgment prior to JS’s June 1844 murder. Latter-day Saint was subsequently appointed administrator of JS’s estate in , and the court’s efforts to collect the judgment and the costs continued under the name of Coolidge Administrator of the Estate of JS v. Reynolds and Wilson. In March 1845, Coolidge assigned the judgment to resident , who received payment in December 1845.
 
Calendar of Documents
This calendar lists all known documents created by or for the court, whether extant or not. It does not include versions of documents created for other purposes, though those versions may be listed in footnotes. In certain cases, especially in cases concerning unpaid debts, the originating document (promissory note, invoice, etc.) is listed here. Note that documents in the calendar are grouped with their originating court. Where a version of a document was subsequently filed with another court, that version is listed under both courts.
JS v. Reynolds and Wilson–A
Lee Co., Illinois, Circuit Court, 10 May 1844
 
JS v. Reynolds and Wilson–B
Lee Co., Illinois, Circuit Court, circa 26 June 1843
 
Coolidge Administrator of the Estate of JS v. Reynolds and Wilson
Lee Co., Illinois, Circuit Court, 18 December 1845
 
Historical Introduction
On 10 May 1844, a , Illinois, jury returned a verdict in JS v. Reynolds and Wilson–A, awarding JS forty dollars in damages. The case originated in the government’s third attempt to extradite JS to answer charges related to the 1838 conflict between the Latter-day Saints and their antagonists there. In early June 1843, a , Missouri, grand jury indicted JS for allegedly committing treason during the conflict. On 13 June, Missouri governor sent a requisition to governor demanding that JS be apprehended and extradited. , Missouri, sheriff (no relation to the governor), the agent authorized to convey JS to Missouri, delivered the requisition to Ford in , Illinois. Ford issued a warrant for JS on 17 June, directing it to , Illinois, constable to serve.
Meanwhile, JS and his family departed , Illinois, on 13 June 1843 to visit ’s sister Elizabeth Hale Wasson in Palestine Grove, near , Lee County. JS later claimed that and were informed in advance of the family’s trip and that the extradition attempt was timed to coincide with JS being outside of Nauvoo. Although JS learned on 21 June of ’s warrant, Wilson and Reynolds were able to approach the Wasson residence on 23 June without drawing attention, as the two lawmen claimed to be Latter-day Saint missionaries. JS attempted to exit through the rear of the house but was intercepted by Wilson and Reynolds, who trained their pistols on him and threatened to shoot if he resisted. They also struck JS repeatedly with their firearms. JS later stated that when he asked them by what authority they acted, they refused to show him Ford’s warrant.
After arresting JS, transferred custody to .The two men then forced JS into their wagon and drove him about ten miles to , the seat, where they hoped to acquire fresh horses to transport JS to . The two officers confined JS in a tavern and reportedly refused him access to an attorney. JS’s associates and worked with local citizens to hire and as JS’s legal counsel; later joined the team. JS and his attorneys initiated several legal actions designed to hinder the extradition, including obtaining a writ of and bringing charges against Wilson and Reynolds for their treatment of JS.
JS and his lawyers also initiated a civil suit in the Circuit Court against and for false imprisonment and personal injury. They brought the suit as a common law action of , seeking $10,000 in damages. filed a request on 23 June 1843 asking the Lee County Circuit Court to issue a writ of . The next morning, Lee County sheriff James Campbell arrested Wilson and Reynolds and required both of them to enter into binding them to appear at the next circuit court session. The two men were unable to secure their immediate release since they needed to send for bondsmen.
On 26 June 1843, JS, his attorneys, , , Campbell, and a few others departed . Their stated destination was , Illinois, where they planned to appear before an circuit court willing to evaluate ’s warrant. At some point, however, JS and his attorneys decided instead to appear before the Municipal Court on . The party arrived in Nauvoo on 30 June, and the municipal court discharged JS the following day, citing a lack of “substance in the warrant upon which he was arrested as well as upon the merits of said Case.” On 1 July, in , Illinois, Reynolds and Wilson secured bondsmen and Campbell released them from custody on the condition that they appear for trial at the September 1843 term of the Circuit Court.
During the September 1843 term, the attorneys for the litigants filed a series of pleadings in order to define clearly the issue to be decided by the jury at the trial. The first pleading—the plaintiff’s —contained the two allegations that undergirded JS’s suit: that and had falsely imprisoned him and that the two men had used excessive force when detaining him. In response to the declaration, defense attorneys William Heaton, Joseph Knox, and John Wilson Drury filed pleas that summarized the legal bases of the extradition and asserted that the “little force and violence” that the two men used “was necessary for the arresting and safekeeping” of JS. and countered with pleadings that challenged the legal sufficiency and even the authenticity of the documents that undergirded the extradition—the indictment, Reynolds’s requisition, and ’s warrant—in addition to pointing out errors of form made by Heaton, Knox, and Drury in the pleas. The term concluded before the attorneys could come to an agreement as to what issue the jury would decide, so the case was continued to the next session of the court in May 1844.
When the court reconvened the following May, the attorneys continued to exchange pleadings to narrow down the issue. and filed a that challenged the authenticity of the June 1843 treason indictment and argued that and had used excessive force. The defense attorneys responded with a arguing that the plaintiff’s objections lacked legal authority, after which Patrick filed another replication on 9 May 1844 that omitted the challenge to the legal sufficiency of the extradition documents. The replication narrowed the issue to just the allegation that Reynolds and Wilson “did use more force & v[i]olence than was necessa[r]y” for the arrest. With the issue determined, the trial could commence before a jury and judge Thomas C. Browne of the Sixth Judicial Circuit. Witnesses testified before a jury regarding the conduct of Reynolds and Wilson during and after the arrest. On 10 May 1844, the jury returned a verdict in JS’s favor but awarded him only forty dollars in damages.
Court officials were unable to collect the judgment prior to JS’s June 1844 murder. Latter-day Saint was subsequently appointed administrator of JS’s estate in , and the court’s efforts to collect the judgment and the costs continued under the name of Coolidge Administrator of the Estate of JS v. Reynolds and Wilson. In March 1845, Coolidge assigned the judgment to resident , who received payment in December 1845.
 
Calendar of Documents
This calendar lists all known documents created by or for the court, whether extant or not. It does not include versions of documents created for other purposes, though those versions may be listed in footnotes. In certain cases, especially in cases concerning unpaid debts, the originating document (promissory note, invoice, etc.) is listed here. Note that documents in the calendar are grouped with their originating court. Where a version of a document was subsequently filed with another court, that version is listed under both courts.
 
JS v. Reynolds and Wilson–A, Lee Co., Illinois, Circuit Court
  • 1843 (15)
    • June (3)
      23 June 1843

      Shepherd Patrick on behalf of JS, Praecipe, to Lee Co. Circuit Court Clerk, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • 23 June 1843; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; handwriting of Shepherd Patrick; notation in handwriting of Charles Chase; docket in unidentified handwriting.
      24 June 1843

      JS, Affidavit, before Charles Chase, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • 24 June 1843; first leaf of bifolium at BYU; photostat of verso of second leaf in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; handwriting of Edward Southwick and Shepherd Patrick; signature of JS; certified by Charles Chase; docket and notation in handwriting of Charles Chase; docket in unidentified handwriting.
      24 June 1843

      Charles Chase, Capias ad Respondendum, to Lee Co. Sheriff, for Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • 24 June 1843; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of Charles Chase; docket and notation in handwriting of Charles Chase; notation in handwriting of James Campbell; notation presumably in handwriting of M. Fellows.
    • July (2)
      1 July 1843

      Joseph H. Reynolds and Others, Recognizance, Lee Co., IL, to James Campbell, Lee Co., IL, 1 July 1843–A

      • 1 July 1843; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; handwriting of Joseph H. Reynolds; signatures of Joseph H. Reynolds, Baldwin L. Samuel, John Wilson Jr., Ambrose Bryant, and Isaac D. MComsey; docket in handwriting of Joseph H. Reynolds; notation presumably in handwriting of M. Fellows.
      1 July 1843

      Harmon T. Wilson and Others, Recognizance, Lee Co., IL, to James Campbell, Lee Co., IL, 1 July 1843–B

      • 1 July 1843; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; unidentified handwriting; signatures presumably of Harmon T. Wilson, Jesse Dass, F. I. Bartlett, and Isaac D. MComsey; dockets in unidentified handwriting; notation in handwriting of M. Fellows.
    • August (1)
      Ca. 17 August 1843

      Shepherd Patrick and Edward Southwick on behalf of JS, Declaration, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • Ca. 17 Aug. 1843; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; handwriting of Shepherd Patrick; docket in handwriting of Shepherd Patrick; notation in handwriting of M. Fellows; docket in unidentified handwriting.
    • September (6)
      Ca. 11 September 1843

      Shepherd Patrick and Edward Southwick on behalf of JS, Praecipe, to Lee Co. Circuit Court Clerk, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • Ca. 11 Sept. 1843; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; handwriting of Shepherd Patrick; docket in handwriting of Shepherd Patrick; notation in handwriting of M. Fellows; docket in unidentified handwriting.
      12 September 1843

      Charles Chase, Subpoena, to Lee Co. Sheriff, for Lucien Sanger and Others, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • 12 Sept. 1843; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of M. Fellows; docket in handwriting of M. Fellows; notations in handwriting of Charles Chase; notation in handwriting of Charles Chase.
      Ca. 13 September 1843

      Joseph Knox and Others on behalf of Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, Pleas, Lee Co., IL

      • Ca. 13 Sept. 1843; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; unidentified handwriting; docket in handwriting of M. Fellows; notation in handwriting of M. Fellows.
      Ca. 14 September 1843

      Shepherd Patrick and Edward Southwick on behalf of JS, Demurrer, Dixon, Lee Co., IL, ca. 14 Sept. 1843–A

      • Ca. 14 Sept. 1843; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; handwriting of Shepherd Patrick; docket in handwriting of Shepherd Patrick; notation in handwriting of Charles Chase.
      Ca. 14 September 1843

      Edward Southwick, Demurrer, Lee Co., IL, ca. 14 Sept. 1843–B

      • Ca. 14 Sept. 1843; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; handwriting of Edward Southwick; docket in handwriting of Edward Southwick; docket in unidentified handwriting.
      15 September 1843

      Asa B. Searles, Affidavit, before Charles Chase, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • 15 Sept. 1843; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of Charles Chase; signature presumably of Asa B. Searles; notation in handwriting of Charles Chase; notation in unidentified handwriting.
    • November (3)
      7 November 1843

      Shepherd Patrick on behalf of JS, Notice, to Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson or William W. Heaton, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • 7 Nov. 1843. Not extant.
      • 7 Nov. 1843; handwriting of Shepherd Patrick; docket in handwriting of Shepherd Patrick; notation in handwriting of Edward Southwick with signature presumably of William W. Heaton.
      7 November 1843

      Shepherd Patrick, Affidavit, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • 7 Nov. 1843; handwriting of Shepherd Patrick; docket in handwriting of Shepherd Patrick.
      25 November 1843

      William Clayton, Deposition, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL

      • 25 Nov. 1843. Not extant.
  • 1844 (24)
    • April (3)
      18 April 1844

      Edward Southwick on behalf of JS, Praecipe, to Lee Co. Circuit Court Clerk, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • 18 Apr. 1844; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; handwriting of Edward Southwick; docket and notation in handwriting of Charles Chase.
      20 April 1844

      Charles Chase, Subpoena, to Lee Co. Sheriff, for Asa B. Searles and Others, Dixon, Lee Co., IL, 20 Apr. 1844–A

      • 20 Apr. 1844; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of Charles Chase; docket in handwriting of Charles Chase; notation in handwriting of James Campbell; notation in handwriting of Charles Chase.
      20 April 1844

      Charles Chase, Subpoena, to Lee Co. Sheriff, for Lucien Sanger and Others, Dixon, Lee Co., IL, 20 Apr. 1844–B

      • 20 Apr. 1844; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of Charles Chase; docket in handwriting of Charles Chase; notation in handwriting of James Campbell.
    • May (21)
      Ca. 7 May 1844

      Shepherd Patrick on behalf of JS, Replication, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • Ca. 7 May 1844; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; handwriting of Shepherd Patrick; docket in handwriting of Shepherd Patrick; notation in handwriting of Charles Chase.
      Ca. 8 May 1844

      William W. Heaton and Noble, Demurrer, Lee Co., IL

      • Ca. 8 May 1844; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; unidentified handwriting; docket and notation in handwriting of Charles Chase.
      Ca. 8 May 1844

      Shepherd Patrick, Replication, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • Ca. 8 May 1844; microfilm of photostat of recto in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; microfilm of verso in JS versus Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1844, CHL; handwriting of Shepherd Patrick and unidentified scribe.
      9 May 1844

      Charles Chase, Attachment, to Lee Co. Sheriff, for John Dixon, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • 9 May 1844; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of Charles Chase; docket in handwriting of Charles Chase.
      10 May 1844

      Richard Bayler and Others, Verdict, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • 10 May 1844; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; handwriting possibly of Henry Shattel; signatures of Richard Bayler, Henry Shattel, George Towne, Thomas Power, Milton Knox, V. M. Kimball, John A. Chamberlin, Reuben Eastwood, Oliver Cooper, George Puffer, Vincent B., and William Guthrie.
      10 May 1844

      Asa B. Searles, Affidavit, before Charles Chase, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • 10 May 1844; microfilm in JS versus Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1844, CHL; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of Charles Chase; signature presumably of Asa B. Searles; notation in handwriting of Charles Chase.
      10 May 1844

      John Dixon, Affidavit, before Charles Chase, Dixon, Lee Co., IL, 10 May 1844–A

      • 10 May 1844; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of Charles Chase; signature of John Dixon; notation in handwriting of Charles Chase.
      10 May 1844

      John Dixon, Affidavit, before Charles Chase, Dixon, Lee Co., IL, 10 May 1844–B

      • 10 May 1844; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of Charles Chase; signature of John Dixon; notation in handwriting of Charles Chase.
      10 May 1844

      Harmon Wasson, Affidavit, before Charles Chase, Dixon, Lee Co., IL, 10 May 1844–A

      • 10 May 1844; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of Charles Chase; signature of Harmon Wasson; notation in handwriting of Charles Chase.
      10 May 1844

      Harmon Wasson, Affidavit, before Charles Chase, Dixon, Lee Co., IL, 10 May 1844–B

      • 10 May 1844; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of Charles Chase; signature of Harmon Wasson; notation in handwriting of Charles Chase.
      10 May 1844

      William Clayton, Affidavit, before Charles Chase, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • 10 May 1844; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of Charles Chase; signature of William Clayton; notation in handwriting of Charles Chase.
      10 May 1844

      Lucien Sanger, Affidavit, before Charles Chase, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • 10 May 1844; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; printed form with manuscript additions probably in handwriting of Charles Chase; signature presumably of Lucien Sanger; signature of Charles Chase; notation in handwriting of Charles Chase.
      10 May 1844

      John B. Nash, Affidavit, before Charles Chase, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • 10 May 1844; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of Charles Chase; signature presumably of John B. Nash; notation in handwriting of Charles Chase.
      10 May 1844

      Benjamin Wasson, Affidavit, before Charles Chase, Dixon, Lee Co., IL, 10 May 1844–A

      • 10 May 1844; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of Charles Chase; signature of Benjamin Wasson; notation in handwriting of Charles Chase.
      10 May 1844

      Benjamin Wasson, Affidavit, before Charles Chase, Dixon, Lee Co., IL, 10 May 1844–B

      • 10 May 1844; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; printed form with manuscript additions in unidentified handwriting; signatures of Benjamin Wasson and Charles Chase; notation in unidentified handwriting.
      10 May 1844

      Stephen Markham, Affidavit, before Charles Chase, Dixon, Lee Co., IL, 10 May 1844–A

      • 10 May 1844; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; printed form with manuscript additions in unidentified handwriting; signatures of Stephen Markham and Charles Chase; notation in handwriting of Charles Chase.
      10 May 1844

      Stephen Markham, Affidavit, before Charles Chase, Dixon, Lee Co., IL, 10 May 1844–B

      • 10 May 1844; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; printed form with manuscript additions in unidentified handwriting; signatures of Stephen Markham and Charles Chase; notation in handwriting of Charles Chase.
      Ca. 10 May 1844

      Docket Entry, Fee Bill, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      Ca. 10 May 1844

      Docket Entry, Costs, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      Ca. 10 May 1844

      Charles Chase, Execution, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      Ca. 10 May 1844

      Bill of Costs, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

  • 1845 (3)
    • January (2)
      23 January 1845

      Charles Chase, Fieri Facias, Dixon, Lee Co., IL, to Hancock Co. Sheriff, Carthage, Hancock Co., IL

      • 23 Jan. 1845; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of Charles Chase; docket and notations printed with manuscript additions in handwriting of Charles Chase; notations in handwriting of Miner R. Deming; notation printed with manuscript additions in unidentified handwriting.
      23 January 1845

      Bill of Costs, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • 23 Jan. 1845; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; handwriting of Charles Chase; certified by Charles Chase; docket and notation in handwriting of Charles Chase.
    • April (1)
      14 April 1845

      Docket Entry, Certificate of Levy, Carthage, Hancock Co., IL

      • 14 Apr. 1845; Hancock County Certificates of Levy, vol. 1, p. 31, Hancock County Courthouse, Carthage, IL; microfilm at FHL; unidentified handwriting.
 
JS v. Reynolds and Wilson–B, Lee Co., Illinois, Circuit Court
  • 1843 (2)
    • June (2)
      Ca. 25 June 1843

      Edward Southwick on behalf of JS, Praecipe, to Lee Co. Circuit Court Clerk, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • Ca. 25 June 1843; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; handwriting of Edward Southwick; docket in handwriting of Edward Southwick; notation in handwriting of Charles Chase; docket in unidentified handwriting.
      26 June 1843

      Charles Chase, Summons, to Lee Co. Sheriff, for Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • 26 June 1843; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of Charles Chase; docket in handwriting of Charles Chase; notation in handwriting of James Campbell; notation in handwriting of Charles Chase.
 
Coolidge Administrator of the Estate of JS v. Reynolds and Wilson, Lee Co., Illinois, Circuit Court
  • 1845 (5)
    • March (1)
      29 March 1845

      Joseph W. Coolidge Administrator of the Estate of JS, Assignment of Judgment, to William Backenstos, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois

      • 29 Mar. 1845; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; unidentified handwriting; signature of Joseph W. Coolidge; docket in unidentified handwriting; notation in handwriting of Charles Chase.
    • July (2)
      3 July 1845

      Charles Chase, Alias Fieri Facias, Dixon, Lee Co., IL, to Hancock Co. Sheriff, Hancock Co., IL

      • 3 July 1845; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of Charles Chase; docket and notations printed with manuscript additions in handwriting of Charles Chase; notations in handwriting of Joseph A. Kelting; notation possibly in handwriting of Miner R. Deming.
      3 July 1845

      Bill of Costs, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • 3 July 1845; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; handwriting of Charles Chase; certified by Charles Chase; docket in handwriting of Charles Chase.
    • November (2)
      11 November 1845

      Bill of Costs, Dixon, Lee Co., IL

      • 11 Nov. 1845; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; handwriting of Charles Chase; certified by Charles Chase; docket in handwriting of Charles Chase; notation presumably in handwriting of H. G. Ferris.
      11 November 1845

      Charles Chase, Venditioni Exponas, Dixon, Lee Co., IL, to Hancock Co. Sheriff, Carthage, Hancock Co., IL

      • 11 Nov. 1845; microfilm of photostat in JS v. Joseph H. Reynolds and Harmon T. Wilson, 1843–1845, CHL; handwriting of Charles Chase; docket in handwriting of Charles Chase; notation in handwriting of William Backenstos; notations in handwriting of H. G. Ferris.
  • 1846 (1)
    • January (1)
      Ca. 12 January 1846

      Docket Entry, Certificate of Levy, Carthage, Hancock Co., IL

      • Ca. 12 Jan. 1846; Hancock County Certificates of Levy, vol. 1, p. 45, Hancock County Courthouse, Carthage, IL; microfilm at FHL; unidentified handwriting.