No image available

Introduction to State of Illinois v. Rolfe

State of Illinois v. Rolfe
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Mayor’s Court, 27 March 1844
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Justice of the Peace Court, 28 March 1844
 
Historical Introduction
On 27 March 1844, JS issued a warrant for “for stealing 2 stone cutters tools. on complaint Vernon H. Bruce.” Ianthis was the teenage son of and Elizabeth Rolfe. Samuel worked as a carpenter on the , Illinois, , as did Vernon Bruce.
The following day, the case was heard before , a , Illinois, justice of the peace who lived in . It is unknown why the case was transferred to Johnson. After an investigation, Johnson discharged “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. Rolfe
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Mayor’s Court, 27 March 1844
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Justice of the Peace Court, 28 March 1844
 
Historical Introduction
On 27 March 1844, JS issued a warrant for “for stealing 2 stone cutters tools. on complaint Vernon H. Bruce.” Ianthis was the teenage son of and Elizabeth Rolfe. Samuel worked as a carpenter on the , Illinois, , as did Vernon Bruce.
The following day, the case was heard before , a , Illinois, justice of the peace who lived in . It is unknown why the case was transferred to Johnson. After an investigation, Johnson discharged “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.
 
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Mayor’s Court
 
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Justice of the Peace Court
  • 1844 (1)
    • March (1)
      Ca. 28 March 1844

      Docket Entry, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL

      • Ca. 28 Mar. 1844; Robinson and Johnson, Docket Book, 221, Collection of Manuscripts about Mormons, 1832–1954, Chicago History Museum; handwriting of Aaron Johnson.