Petition to Thomas Ford, 31 December 1842 [Extradition of JS for Accessory to Assault]

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To his excelcy
To his excellency Governor of the State of
The Petition of Joseph Smith Respectfully showeth that he has come to for the purpose of being arrested upon the warrant issued against him by upon the requisition of the Governor of — and suing out a to test the validity of the arrest and the power of the Governor to surrender him up to the authorities of in this case— he is informed that the Persons who [h]ave the said warra[n]t have been duly directed by the to place the same in the hands of the of [in] order that your petitioner might be arrested thereon but but that the said direction has not been complied with— and that the said Warrant is not now at in this — your petitioner therefore respectfully request that another or an Warrant may be issued upon the said requisition and delivered to some person in this to be served in order that your Petitioner may [p. [1]]
To his excellency Governor of the State of
The Petition of Joseph Smith Respectfully showeth that he has come to for the purpose of being arrested upon the warrant issued against him by upon the requisition of the Governor of — and suing out a to test the validity of the arrest and the power of the Governor to surrender him up to the authorities of in this case— he is informed that the Persons who have the said warrant have been duly directed by the to place the same in the hands of the of [in] order that your petitioner might be arrested thereon but that the said direction has not been complied with— and that the said Warrant is now at in this — your petitioner therefore respectfully request that another or an Warrant may be issued upon the said requisition and delivered to some person in this to be served in order that your Petitioner may [p. [1]]
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