Affidavit, 24 June 1843 [JS v. Reynolds and Wilson–A]

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Joseph Smith) of the Sept. Term of the Circt. Court A.D. 1843—
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Joseph Smith being duly sworn saith that that on the twenty third day of June A.D. one thousand Eight hundred and forty three he was forcibly and against his will and consent arrested and taken into custody at and within said County of at the house of one Benjamin Wasson by the above named and the above defendants and by them forcibly compelled to go to the Town of in said , at which said Town of this deponent was on the said twenty third day of June forcibly as aforesaid held in custody and duress in and is now in custody and duress at said Town of by said Defendants and this deponent further says that he has remained in custody and duress as aforesaid Ever since said arrest up to the present time, and that during the continuance and whilst this deponent was in so in custody as aforesaid the life of this deponent was threatened by said Defendants and during said time last aforesaid this deponent was forcibly by said defendants laid hold of and seized and compelled to go at a late and unsual hour of the night of said twenty third day of June through the streets of said Town of and this deponent further says that said arrest and duress was and detaintion was as this deponent is informed and [p. [1]] verily believes illegal and without competent authority of Law for the Same, and this deponent says that he is informed and verily believes it to be true that it is the intention of said defendants to convey this deponent to the State of , whereof wherefore and by reason whereof this deponent saith he is injured and hurt sustained damage and injury <​and that the same is in danger of being lost unless said defendants be held to bail​>— to the amount of and claims damages to the amounount of ten thousand dollars—
Joseph Smith
Subscribed and Sworn to)
before me this 24th day of)
June AD 1843)
Charles T. Chase Clerk Cir Courts [1/2 page blank] [p. [2]]
[page [3] presumably blank] [p. [3]]
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Joseph Smith vs and
 
Filed June 24th 1843
C T. Chase Clerk [p. [4]]

Footnotes

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    Signature of JS.  

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