Petition to Nauvoo Municipal Court, 6 May 1844 [F. M. Higbee v. JS–A on Habeas Corpus]

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Said Writ does not Disclose or <​in​> any Way or Manner any Whatever the <​any​> Cause of Action Which Matter your Petitioner most Respectfuly Submits for your Consideration— That Said together with a copy of the Said Warrant of arrest which is hereunto attached,
Your Petitioner further States that <​this​> proceeding has been instituted against him without any Just or Legal Cause— and further that the Said is actuated by no other motive than a desire to persecute and harrass your Petitioner for the base purpose of gratifying feelings of revenge which Without any Cause the said has for a Long time been fostering and Cherishing—
Your Petitioner further States that he is not guilty of any <​the​> Charge prefered against him or of any act against him by which the Said could have any charge claim or demand whatever against Your Petitioner—
Your Petitioner further States that he verily believes that another object the Said <​had​> in instituting the proceeding Was and is to throw your Petitioner into the hands of his Enemies that he might the better carry out the a conspiracy which has for Sometime [p. [2]]
Said Writ does not Disclose in any Way or Manner Whatever any Cause of Action Which Matter your Petitioner most Respectfuly Submits for your Consideration— together with a copy of the Said Warrant of arrest which is hereunto attached,
Your Petitioner further States that this proceeding has been instituted against him without any Just or Legal Cause— and further that the Said is actuated by no other motive than a desire to persecute and harrass your Petitioner for the base purpose of gratifying feelings of revenge which Without any Cause the said has for a Long time been fostering and Cherishing—
Your Petitioner further States that he is not guilty of the Charge prefered against him or of any act against him by which the Said could have any charge claim or demand whatever against Your Petitioner—
Your Petitioner further States that he verily believes that another object the Said had in instituting the proceeding Was and is to throw your Petitioner into the hands of his Enemies that he might the better carry out a conspiracy which has for Sometime [p. [2]]
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