Petition to Chauncey Robison, 26 December 1842 [Extradition of JS for Accessory to Assault]

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State of Illinois)
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To Esqr
Master in Chancery for the and aforesaid:—
Whereas, I Joseph Smith of the City of in the County of and State of being under arrest illegally and in the custody of by virtue of a proclamation made by late Governor of said do hereby apply to the Master in Chancery for said and pray that he may grant me a writ of that I may be entitled to the privilege of showing to the court having jurisdiction of the case the illegallity of the proclamation and the utter groundlessness of the charge preferred in said proclamation which charges me with being accessory before the fact to an assault with intent to kill made by one on on the night of the sixth day of May A. D. 1842. in the State of , and having fled from the justice of said , and taking refuge in the State of , when as I shall be able to prove that I was not out of the State of nor in the State of for the last two years, and that I was not accessory to the said assault on said , not knowing any thing about the intended assault nor any thing concerning it untill I was informed of it sometime after it had occurred.
The copy of the said proclamation doth hereby follow:—
Proclamation
Executive Department .
September 20th. 1842
Whereas a requisition has been made upon me [p. [1]]
State of Illinois)
)
To Esqr
Master in Chancery for the and aforesaid:—
Whereas, I Joseph Smith of the City of in the County of and State of being under arrest illegally and in the custody of by virtue of a proclamation made by late Governor of said do hereby apply to the Master in Chancery for said and pray that he may grant me a writ of that I may be entitled to the privilege of showing to the court having jurisdiction of the case the illegallity of the proclamation and the utter groundlessness of the charge preferred in said proclamation which charges me with being accessory before the fact to an assault with intent to kill made by one on on the night of the sixth day of May A. D. 1842. in the State of , and having fled from the justice of said , and taking refuge in the State of , when as I shall be able to prove that I was not out of the State of nor in the State of for the last two years, and that I was not accessory to the said assault on said , not knowing any thing about the intended assault nor any thing concerning it untill I was informed of it sometime after it had occurred.
The copy of the said proclamation doth hereby follow:—
Proclamation
Executive Department .
September 20th. 1842
Whereas a requisition has been made upon me [p. [1]]
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