Trial Report, between circa 12 and 20 June 1844, Draft [State of Illinois v. JS for Riot on Habeas Corpus]
Trial Report, Draft, , Hancock Co., IL, between ca. 12 and 20 June 1844, State of IL v. JS for Riot on Habeas Corpus (Nauvoo, IL, Municipal Court 1844); handwriting of John McEwan; certified by , 20 June 1844; docket by , [, Hancock Co., IL], between ca. 12 and  June 1844; six pages; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL. Includes seal.
Mayors order to the to execute the same Lieut. Genls. order of June 10th. 1844 to to assist the to destroy said printing establishment.
sworn. said that the order of the was executed quiet and peaceably. no riot or disturbance. no noise no exultation. endeavoured to keep peace and silence, and the officers did the same. the two Companies under command of & , retired in perfect order, no exultation or shouting. marched in front of the and were dismissed.
. confirmed the statement of said the stated his authority and demanded the key of the building. which denied. and ordered the door to be forced and the press was broken and type pied in the street.
James Jackson. sworn. confirmed the statements of previous witnesses. heard the no noise. on opening the door. most of the confusion he heard was and his company throwing blackguard to the possie which they did not regard. saw the whole proceedings till they were dismissed. all was done in order, s blackguard was not answered to at all by the ranks. heard nothing said about shooting, heard some one damn the city authorities understood it was [p. 2]