Habeas Corpus, 10 October 1843, Copy [State of Illinois v. Drown on Habeas Corpus]

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State of Illinois) Sct, [scilicet]
City of )
The people of the State of to the or of said : Greeting. Whereas application has been made before the municipal court of said that the body of one Charles Drown of is in the custody of Samuel Watterman [Waterman] a constable in <​and for​> said county and for :
These are therefore to command the said Samuel Watterman to safely have the body of said Charles Drown in his custody detained as it is said together with the day and cause of his caption and detention. by whatsoever name the said Charles Drown may be known or called before the Municipal C[o]urt of said forthwith to abide such order as the said curt shall make in their behalf; and further if the said Samuel Watterman or other person or persons having said Charles Drown in custody shall refuse or neglect to comply with the provisions of this writ. you the Marshal of said city or other person authorized to serve the same are hereby required to arrest the person or persons so refusing or neglecting to comply as aforesaid; and bring him or them together with the person in his or their custody forthwith. before the municipal court aforesaid to be dealt with according to Law and herein fail not and bring this writ with you
Witness clerk of the Municipal Court at this 10th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three
Clerk [p. [1]]
“By the Act”
No charges allowed
is specially appointed to serve the within writ
Clerk M.C.
I hereby certify the within to be a true copy of the original writ
I Samuel Watterman the within named to hereby return this writ with the body of Charles Drown with the following cause of caption and detention To Wit; By virtue of a warant of arrest a copy of which is here unto annexed marked Letter A and by order of court given me to to retain the said Charles Drown in my custody until he shall give Bond with security in the sum of four hundred dollars
Saml. Waterman Const
Filed. Oct 17— 1843
Charles Drown on Habeus Corpus
Copy,— of the writ filed, october 10th 1843
Clerk M. C. [p. [2]]


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    Docket and notations in handwriting of Horace Eldredge.  

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    Notation by Samuel Waterman; Horace Eldredge handwriting begins.  

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    Horace Eldredge handwriting ends; George Stiles begins.  

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    Signature of Samuel Waterman.  

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    Notation in handwriting of Willard Richards.  

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    Docket and notation in handwriting of Willard Richards.