on behalf of JS, , and , Pleas, , IL, ca.  May 1844, Davis v. JS et al. (Hancock Co., IL, Circuit Court 1844); handwriting of ; docket by , [, IL, ca. 22 May 1844]; notation by , [, Hancock Co., IL], 23 May 1844; three pages; Hancock County Courthouse, Carthage, IL.
and the said defendents by their come and defend the force and ingury when &c and say that they are not guilty of the said supposed Trespasses above laid to their charce [charge] or any or either of them or any part thereof in manner and form as the said hath above complained against them and of this they the said defendants put themselves &c
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And for a further plea in this behalf the said defendants, by leave of the court, say that the said ought not further to have or maintain his aforesaid action thereof against them the said defendants &c because they say that the supposed trespasses were committed by the said defendants in <the> of a certain <legal> writ, of execution is issued uppon a Judegent [judgment] against said in the Municipal Court of the City of and the defendants further veriffy aver that that Joseph Smith and are aldermen and form a part of said court and that said judgment was rendered against said [p. ]