Scire Facias, 15 August 1842 [Sweeney v. Miller et al.]
on behalf of , , to Sheriff , , Hancock Co., IL, 15 Aug. 1842, Sweeney v. Miller et al. (Hancock Co., IL, Circuit Court 1842); handwriting of ; docket by , [, Hancock Co., IL, 15 Aug. 1842]; notations by , , IL, 23 Sept. 1842; four pages; microfilm in Circuit Court Case Files, 1830–1900, CHL.
Whereas Hugh S. Sweeny [Hugh J. Sweeney] on the seventh day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two sued out of Circuit Court within and for the County of a certain writ of Summons against , Joseph Smith, , & in an action of , which said writ was afterwards, to wit: on the thirteenth day of [blank] in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred forty two, returned by the of said County of “Served” as to Joseph Smith, , & and “not found” as to and whereas afterwards, to wit; on the nineteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & fortytwo the said Hugh S. Sweeny filed in our said Circuit Court a against the said , Joseph Smith, & in the words and figures following to wit:
State of Illinois)
In the Circuit Court To the May Term A. D. 1842
, Joseph Smith, and were summoned to answer Hugh S. Sweeny [Hugh J. Sweeney] in a plea of and thereupon Plaintiff complains for that whereas heretofore to wit: on the 16th day of April A. D. 1841. at to wit at said County Defendants made their certain promissory note in writing of that date and thereby promised to pay to Plaintiff or his order the sum of Fifty six dollars Sixty days after that date without defalcation or discount for value received by Steam Boat Nauvoo November the 16th A. D. 1840. and then and there delivered said note to Plaintiff by reason of which promises and by force of the Statute in such cases made and provided the said Defendants then and there became liable to pay to said Plaintiff the sum of money in said note specified according to the tenor and effect of said note and being so liable Defend [p. ]