Petition to Nauvoo Municipal Court, 30 June 1843 [Extradition of JS for Treason]

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10th Your petitioner avers that the said supposed warrant so issued by the said of the said State of & under color of which your petitioner is now imprisoned & the document purporting to be an authority to receive the said Joseph Smith Junior are wholly defective & insufficient legally to authorize the arrest & imprisonment of your petitioner: Copies of which said supposed warrant & the supposed authority from the of the State of are hereunto annexed— [approximately 5 lines blank]
Wherefore your petitioner prays that a writ of may be awarded directed to the said , commanding him that he bring your petitioner forthwith & without delay before this honorable Court, together with the causes of his caption & detention, in order that your petitioner may be dealt with according to law— & your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray—
Joseph Smith
Subscribed & sworn to before)
me this <​30th.​> day of Jun A.D. 1843)
at the City of Ills.—) , Clerk of the)
Municipal Court of the City)
of , Ills.—)
 
Filed June 30th. 1843.
, Clerk M. C. [p. [4]]
10th Your petitioner avers that the said supposed warrant so issued by the said of the said State of & under color of which your petitioner is now imprisoned & the document purporting to be an authority to receive the said Joseph Smith Junior are wholly defective & insufficient legally to authorize the arrest & imprisonment of your petitioner: Copies of which supposed warrant & the supposed authority from the of the State of are hereunto annexed— [approximately 5 lines blank]
Wherefore your petitioner prays that a writ of may be awarded directed to the said , commanding him that he bring your petitioner forthwith & without delay before this honorable Court, together with the causes of his caption & detention, in order that your petitioner may be dealt with according to law— & your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray—
Joseph Smith
Subscribed & sworn to before)
me this 30th. day of Jun A.D. 1843)
at the City of Ills.—) , Clerk of the)
Municipal Court of the City)
of , Ills.—)
 
Filed June 30th. 1843.
, Clerk M. C. [p. [4]]
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