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Introduction to State of Illinois v. Eagle–B

State of Illinois v. Eagle–B
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Justice of the Peace Court, 22 December 1843
 
Historical Introduction
Late on the night of 10 December 1843, two men with blackened faces came to the home of and Hannah Badham in , Illinois, ostensibly to deliver a family letter and request lodging. Richard Badham suspected they had an “evil design” and refused them entry. The assailants rushed into the home, assaulted and bound Richard, and demanded a large sum of money purportedly in his possession. Hannah gave the assailants $4.50, a gun, and a watch. After Richard shouted for help, the assailants stabbed him in the abdomen and left the scene. The injury was not fatal.
JS filed a complaint against on or before 22 December 1843 for the robbery and assault of , and justice of the peace issued a warrant for Eagle’s arrest. Additionally, Johnson issued subpoenas for the Badhams and two other witnesses. Justices of the peace Johnson and both presided over the court of inquiry in fulfillment of statutory requirements. Eagle pleaded not guilty to the charges. After hearing testimony, the court dismissed Eagle “for want of evidence.”
 
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.
State of Illinois v. Eagle–B
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Justice of the Peace Court, 22 December 1843
 
Historical Introduction
Late on the night of 10 December 1843, two men with blackened faces came to the home of and Hannah Badham in , Illinois, ostensibly to deliver a family letter and request lodging. Richard Badham suspected they had an “evil design” and refused them entry. The assailants rushed into the home, assaulted and bound Richard, and demanded a large sum of money purportedly in his possession. Hannah gave the assailants $4.50, a gun, and a watch. After Richard shouted for help, the assailants stabbed him in the abdomen and left the scene. The injury was not fatal.
JS filed a complaint against on or before 22 December 1843 for the robbery and assault of , and justice of the peace issued a warrant for Eagle’s arrest. Additionally, Johnson issued subpoenas for the Badhams and two other witnesses. Justices of the peace Johnson and both presided over the court of inquiry in fulfillment of statutory requirements. Eagle pleaded not guilty to the charges. After hearing testimony, the court dismissed Eagle “for want of evidence.”
 
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.