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

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as the Executive of this , by the of the State of , for the apprehension and surrender of who is charged with the crime of shooting with intent to kill in the county of and State of on the night of the sixth day of May A. D. 1842. And whereas, a demand has also been made by the of upon me for the apprehension and surrender of Joseph Smith (commonly called the Mormon Prophet) who is charged with the crime of being accessory to the shooting of said at the time and place aforesaid, with intent to kill.
And whereas in obedience to the Constitution and laws of the , and of this , executive warrants have been issued, and the said and Smith arrested as fugitives from justice from the State of .
And whereas the said and Smith resisted the laws by refusing to go with the officers who had them in custody as fugitives from justice, and escaped from the custody of said officers.
Now, therefore, I. , Governor of the State of , in conformity to an act entitled “an act concerning fugitives from justice” approved January 6. 1827, do offer a reward of two hundred dollars to any person or persons, for the apprehension and delivery of each, or either of the above named fugitives from justice Viz:— and Joseph Smith, to the custody of and , or to the Sherif of at the City of
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the great seal [p. [2]]
as the Executive of this , by the of the State of , for the apprehension and surrender of who is charged with the crime of shooting with intent to kill in the county of and State of on the night of the sixth day of May A. D. 1842. And whereas, a demand has also been made by the of upon me for the apprehension and surrender of Joseph Smith (commonly called the Mormon Prophet) who is charged with the crime of being accessory to the shooting of said at the time and place aforesaid, with intent to kill.
And whereas in obedience to the Constitution and laws of the , and of this , executive warrants have been issued, and the said and Smith arrested as fugitives from justice from the State of .
And whereas the said and Smith resisted the laws by refusing to go with the officers who had them in custody as fugitives from justice, and escaped from the custody of said officers.
Now, therefore, I. , Governor of the State of , in conformity to an act entitled “an act concerning fugitives from justice” approved January 6. 1827, do offer a reward of two hundred dollars to any person or persons, for the apprehension and delivery of each, or either of the above named fugitives from justice Viz:— and Joseph Smith, to the custody of and , or to the Sherif of at the City of
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the great seal [p. [2]]
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