Warrant, 24 June 1844–B [State of Illinois v. JS and H. Smith for Treason]
Robert Smith, Warrant, to “all Sheriffs Coroners and Constables” of , for , , Hancock Co., IL, 24 June 1844, State of IL v. JS and H. Smith for Treason (Hancock Co., IL, Justice of the Peace Court 1844); handwriting of ; docket by , [24 June 1844, , IL]; docket by , [, Hancock Co., IL], ca. 24 June 1844; one page; JS Office Papers, CHL. Includes seal.
The People of the State of to all Sheriffs Coroners and Constables Greeting
Whereas complaint has been made before me one of the justices of the peace in and for the County of upon the oath of one that one late of the County of and State of did on the 19th day of June 1844 Commit the Crime of Treason against the Government and people of the State of aforesaid.
These are therefore to Command you to take the body of the said if he be found in your or if he shall have fled, that you pursue after the said into any County within this and take and safely keek [keep] the said so that you have his body forthwith before me to answer unto the said Complaint and be further dealt with according to law.
Given under my hand and seal this 24th day of June A. D. 1844