Petition to Nauvoo Municipal Court, 30 June 1843 [Extradition of JS for Treason]
JS, Petition, , Hancock Co., IL, to Municipal Court, , Hancock Co., IL, 30 June 1843, Extradition of JS for Treason (Nauvoo, IL, Municipal Court 1843); handwriting of ; signature of JS; certified by , 30 June 1843; notation by , [, Hancock Co., IL], 30 June 1843; four pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes archival marking.
To the Honorable the Municipal Court of the City of , in & State of
Your petitioner Joseph Smith Senior who has been arrested by & under the name of Joseph Smith Junior states on oath that he is now detained in custody& under as a prisoner & in the custody of in the said City of & State of , who claims to be the agent of the State of & that your petitioner was arrested by one , by virtue of what purports to be a warrant issued by his Excellency Governor of the State of , in the County of & State of , & by said your petitioner was delivered into the custody of said at & within the County of aforrsaid; That said supposed warrant so issued by his Excellency Governor as aforrsaid & the arrest thereunder & the imprisonment consquent thereupon by said & afterward by said is illegal & in violation of law & without the authority of law as he is informed & verily believes for the following besides other reasons, to wit;
1st The said supposed warrant so issued by the said of the State of as aforrsaid, does not confer any authority to arrest your petitioner, for that [p. ]