, , , Hancock Co., IL, to Hancock Co. Sheriff , , Hancock Co., IL, 18 Feb. 1842, JS v. Shearer (Nauvoo, IL, Justice of the Peace Court 1842); in Docket Entry, Robinson and Johnson, Docket Book, 110; handwriting of ; Collection of Manuscripts about Mormons, 1832–1954, Chicago History Museum. Includes seal.
, one of the Justices of the peace in and for the said County of to the Sheriff of said county Greeting:
Whereas complaint is made to me by Joseph Smith of the county of State of for forcible ditainer of the lands and tenements of the said Joseph Smith. You are therefore commanded on behalf of the State of to cause to come before me upon the 26t day of February A.D. 1842, at the hour of 2 o’clock P.M. at my office in in the said , twelve good and lawful men of the , to inquire upon their oaths into the forcible detainer aforesaid. Given under my hand and seal the 18t day of February <A.D.> 1842,