Trial Report, between circa 12 and 20 June 1844, Partial Draft [State of Illinois v. JS for Riot on Habeas Corpus]
Trial Report, Draft, , Hancock Co., IL, between ca. 12 and  June 1844, State of IL v. JS for Riot on Habeas Corpus (Nauvoo, IL, Municipal Court 1844). Partial version copied [ca. 20 June 1844]; handwriting of John McEwan; four pages; JS Office Papers, CHL. Includes docket.
June 10th. 1844 declaring the printing Establishmen[t] of the Nauvoo Expositor a nuisance. read. Mayors order to the to execute the same Lieut Generals 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 also, the 2 companies under command of and , retired in perfect order, no exultation or shouting, marched in front of the and were dismissed.
. confirmed the statements of . said the stated his authority and demanded the keys 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 no noise. on opening the door. most of the confusion he heard was and his company throwing blackguard to the possa [posse] which they did not regard. saw the whole proceedings till they were dismissed. all was done in order. ’s blackguard was not [p. 2]