Pleas, circa 13 September 1843 [JS v. Reynolds and Wilson–A]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Governor of the said State of that the said Joseph Smith <​Jn​> so indicted as aforesaid for the crime of treason against said state of to wit the plaintiff in this suit, and it being lawfully represented to the executive department of said that the said plaintiff so indicted and charged as aforesaid under the name and stile of Joseph Smith junior had fled to the state of , the said Governor of the said state of by virtue of the authority in him vested by the constitution and laws of the , then and there sent issued and directed his letter missive authority & warrant in writing under his hand and the Seal of the said state of , to the of the state of demanding the delivery and surrender of the said plaintiff so indicted under the name & stile of Joseph Smith jr to the said defendant as agent on the part of the state of to receive said plaintiff on the part of the said , and the said Governor <​of the said state of ​> to wit on the day & year & at the place last aforesaid did constitute & appoint the by authority, aforesaid the said , agent of the said State of to proceed to the said State of for the purpose of receiving from Authorities of said the plaintiff so indicted as aforesaid, and charged with treason against the said State of by him committed and as having fled from justice to the State of , thereby authorizing and directing the said , to convey the said plaintiff from the state of and deliver him to the custody of the sheriff of said in said state of [p. [3]]
Governor of the said State of that the said Joseph Smith Jn so indicted as aforesaid for the crime of treason against said state of to wit the plaintiff in this suit, and it being lawfully represented to the executive department of said that the said plaintiff so indicted and charged as aforesaid under the name and stile of Joseph Smith junior had fled to the state of , the said Governor of the said state of by virtue of the authority in him vested by the constitution and laws of the , then and there sent issued and directed his letter missive authority & warrant in writing under his hand and the Seal of the said state of , to the of the state of demanding the delivery and surrender of the said plaintiff so indicted under the name & stile of Joseph Smith jr to the said defendant as agent on the part of the state of to receive said plaintiff on the part of the said , and the said Governor of the said state of to wit on the day & year & at the place last aforesaid did constitute & appoint by authority, aforesaid the said , agent of the said State of to proceed to the said State of for the purpose of receiving from Authorities of said the plaintiff so indicted as aforesaid, and charged with treason against the said State of by him committed and as having fled from justice to the State of , thereby authorizing and directing the said , to convey the said plaintiff from the state of and deliver him to the custody of the sheriff of said in said state of [p. [3]]
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