Declaration, circa 9 May 1844 [C. A. Foster v. JS and Coolidge]

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State of Illinois) ss [scilicet]
In the Circuit Court May Term A. D 1844
Joseph Smith &)
Joseph Smith and was summoned to answer of a Plea of for a and thereupon the said complains against the said Joseph Smith and the said for that the said Smith and the said with force and arms &c did on the Twenty sixth day of April in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and forty four at and within the County of assault seize & lay hold of the said and with great force and violence pulled and dragged about the said and then and there badly bruised and ill treated the said and then and there imprisoned and kept and detained him in Prison there without any reasonable or probable cause whatsoever for a long time To Wit one day then and there next following contrary to the Laws and customs of this and against the will of the said then and there did to the great damage of the said and against the Peace of the People of the State of whereupon the said saith that he is greatly injured and hath sustained damage to the amount of one Thousand Dollars and therefore he brings suit &c
Attys for [p. [1]]
Joseph Smith &
Filed May 10. 1844
Filed august 12 1844
James M Campbell clk [p. [2]]


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    Docket in handwriting of Sylvester Emmons.  

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    Notation in handwriting of David E. Head.  

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    Notation in handwriting of James M. Campbell.