Warrant, 12 September 1838 [State of Missouri v. JS et al. for Riot]

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State of Missouri) ss [scilicet]
County of )
The state of to the Sheriff or any constable of said Greetings Whareas complaint has been maede before me one of the Justice of the peace in and for the aforesaid upon the oath of that Ephriam Owens [Ephraim Owen] Harvey olmstead [Olmsted] Alanson Brown John Woods Riley Stuard [Stewart]James Whitecker [Whitaker] Ephrim Tubs [Ephraim Tubbs] James Nelison Joseph Yonger [Joseph W. Younger] late of the aforesaid did on or about the 8 day of August 1838 at the county of <​unlawfully assemble themselves together and​> did come and approach his house and surround it with an an armed forsce of me[n] amounting to about one hundred and fifty all well armed with guns swords and sistels [pistols?] he[a]ded by Joseph Smith and and did thare threting [threaten] him with instance death if they he did not sign a writ instrument of writing he which he considere[d] ware <​no​> free man at [ought] <​to​> have don all threten the lives of others to wit and William Bawman [Bowman]
There are therefore to Command you to take the said Ephraim Owens Harvey Olmstead Alunson Brown John Woods Riley Steward James Whitiker Ephraim Tubs James Nelson Joseph Younger if they be found in your [p. [1]]
State of Missouri) ss [scilicet]
County of )
The state of to the Sheriff or any constable of said Greetings Whareas complaint has been maede before me one of the Justice of the peace in and for the aforesaid upon the oath of that Ephriam Owens [Ephraim Owen] Harvey olmstead [Olmsted] Alanson Brown John Woods Riley Stuard [Stewart]James Whitecker [Whitaker] Ephrim Tubs [Ephraim Tubbs] James Nelison Joseph Yonger [Joseph W. Younger] of the aforesaid did on or about the 8 day of August 1838 at the county of unlawfully assemble themselves together and did come and approach his house and surround it with an armed forsce of men amounting to about one hundred and fifty all well armed with guns swords and sistels pistols headed by Joseph Smith and and did thare threting [threaten] him with instance death if he did not sign a instrument of writing which he considered no free man at [ought] to have don all threten the lives of others to wit and William Bawman [Bowman]
There are therefore to Command you to take the said Ephraim Owens Harvey Olmstead Alunson Brown John Woods Riley Steward James Whitiker Ephraim Tubs James Nelson Joseph Younger if they be found in your [p. [1]]
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