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Introduction to R. D. Foster v. Hawn

R. D. Foster v. Hawn
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Justice of the Peace Court, 15 January 1844
 
Historical Introduction
On 15 January 1844, JS testified before of , Illinois, in a debt suit between and James Hawn. Ten days earlier, Foster had sworn a complaint before Johnson regarding a $32 debt Hawn owed him and had requested that Johnson issue a writ of for Hawn’s arrest. Both Foster and Hawn requested Johnson to subpoena several witnesses; JS was subpoenaed to testify on behalf of Hawn, a church member. Although JS testified at the trial on 15 January, the content of his testimony is unknown. After hearing the “proofs and allegations,” Johnson held that Hawn should pay the $32 debt and the $11.77 costs of suit.
 
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.
R. D. Foster v. Hawn
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Justice of the Peace Court, 15 January 1844
 
Historical Introduction
On 15 January 1844, JS testified before of , Illinois, in a debt suit between and James Hawn. Ten days earlier, Foster had sworn a complaint before Johnson regarding a $32 debt Hawn owed him and had requested that Johnson issue a writ of for Hawn’s arrest. Both Foster and Hawn requested Johnson to subpoena several witnesses; JS was subpoenaed to testify on behalf of Hawn, a church member. Although JS testified at the trial on 15 January, the content of his testimony is unknown. After hearing the “proofs and allegations,” Johnson held that Hawn should pay the $32 debt and the $11.77 costs of suit.
 
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.