Minutes, 30 May 1844 [U.S. v. Jeremiah Smith–A]

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Municipal Court
May 30th. 1844.
10. A. M.— cou[r]t called, present J. Smith Chief. J.— , . , presnt.—
Then came . . . by his co[u]nsel— and was ready for trial.
.— was called answerd.— did not acknowledge the jurisdicti[o]n of this court.— con—— my writ was only to kep him till he could get another writ—
— considrd his prisoner.—— attended as matter of courtesy.— was instructed to <​by​> gov to give names &c
of . considered consid[ered] we live in a gov of Laws.— consid[er]ed this cort wold be liable to a fine if it did not gra[n]t a writ. of Habeas.— as right.— if that individ[ual] has legal warrant to take him let him go.— <​[illegible] writ​> was a subterfuge— are culpable for doing wrong as an individual.— <​interrupted by .​> by— if the party will show illegality I will show legality.—
— continued— that the gove. instructed to take names & items.— not to prosecute .— <​if​> no one to prosecute & set the court at defianc.— as set the prisoner free.— did appear before this counsel by counsl & offrd to prosecute & asked time—— now came to take names— next Dragoon.— to intimedate court intimedate this people.— if they w it is the privileige to discipl[in]e the prisoner, if they attempt to make out a cause— we will make our defense. [p. [1]]
Municipal Court
May 30th. 1844.
10. A. M.— court called, present J. Smith Chief. J.— , . , — presnt.—
Then came . . . by his counsel— and was ready for trial.
.— was called answerd.— did not acknowledge the jurisdiction of this court.— con—— my writ was only to kep him till he could get another writ—
— considrd his prisoner.—— attended as matter of courtesy.— was instructed by gov to give names &c
of . considered we live in a gov of Laws.— considered this cort wold be liable to a fine if it did not grant a writ. of Habeas.— as right.— if that individual has legal warrant to take him let him go.— writ was a subterfuge— are culpable for doing wrong as an individual.— interrupted by . — if the party will show illegality I will show legality.—
— continued— that the gove. instructed to take names & items.— not to prosecute .— if no one to prosecute & set the court at defianc.— as set the prisoner free.— did appear before this counsel by counsl & offrd to prosecute & asked time—— now came to take names— next Dragoon.— to intimedate court intimedate this people.— it is the privileige to discipline the prisoner, if they attempt to make out a cause— we will make our defense. [p. [1]]
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