Requisition, 1 September 1840 [Extradition of JS et al. for Treason and Other Crimes]

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THE OF THE STATE OF , To the of the State of
Greeting:
WHEREAS, it appears by the annexed documents which are hereby certified as authentic, that Joseph Smith Jr. , Alanson Brown, , , and are fugitives from justice, charged with the crimes of Treason against the State of , of Burglary, of Murder, and of b[ein]g accessories thereto—— [and,] it is represented to the Executive Department of this , have fled to the State of []—— [NOW THEREFOR]E, I, —— Governor of the said State, of , by virtue of the authority in me vested by the constitution and laws of the , do, by these presents, demand the surrender and delivery of the said Joseph Smith Jr. Alanson Brown, , and —— to Geo[rge] W. White—— who is [hereb]y appointed as the agent to receive the said fugitives from Justice o[n] the [part of] [th]i[s]
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IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I Governor of the State of , have hereunto set my hand, and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of . Done at the City of Jefferson, this first day of September in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty,— of the Independence of the the sixty fifth and of this the twenty first
BY THE GOV[ERN]OR;
Ja[s] L Minor
SECRETARY OF STATE. [p. [1]]
THE OF THE STATE OF , To the of the State of
Greeting:
WHEREAS, it appears by the annexed documents which are hereby certified as authentic, that Joseph Smith Jr. , Alanson Brown, , , and are fugitives from justice, charged with the crimes of Treason against the State of , of Burglary, of Murder, and of being accessories thereto—— and, it is represented to the Executive Department of this , have fled to the State of —— NOW THEREFORE, I, —— Governor of the said State, of , by virtue of the authority in me vested by the constitution and laws of the , do, by these presents, demand the surrender and delivery of the said Joseph Smith Jr. Alanson Brown, , and —— to George W. White—— who is hereby appointed as the agent to receive the said fugitives from Justice on the [part of] this
[seal]
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I Governor of the State of , have hereunto set my hand, and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of . Done at the City of Jefferson, this first day of September in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty,— of the Independence of the the sixty fifth and of this the twenty first
BY THE GOVERNOR;
Ja[s] L Minor
SECRETARY OF STATE. [p. [1]]
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