Petition to Nauvoo Municipal Court, 6 May 1844 [F. M. Higbee v. JS–A on Habeas Corpus]
JS, Petition, to Municipal Court, , Hancock Co., IL, 6 May 1844, F. M. Higbee v. JS–A on Habeas Corpus (Nauvoo, IL, Municipal Court 1844); handwriting of ; signature of JS in the handwriting of ; docket and notation by , [, Hancock Co., IL], 6 May 1844; four pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes notations.
To the Honorable Municipal Court in and for the City of —
The undersigned Your Petitioner most respectfully represents that he is an inhabitant of Said Your Petitioner further represents that he is under arrest in Said and is now in the custody of one Deputy Sherriff of the County of & State of — that the Said holds your Petitioner by virtue of a Writ or “” Issued by the of the Circuit Court of the County of in the State of at the instance of one of Said requiring your Petitioner to answer the Said “of a Plea of the Case” Damage five Thousand Dollars—
Your Petitioner further represents that the procedings against yourPetitioner him are Illegal— that the Said Warrant of Arrest is informal, and not of that character which the Law recognises as valid, that the Said Writ is Wanting and Deficient in the pleas therein contained that the charge or complaint which your Petitioner is therein contained required to answer is not of that of known to the Law—