Habeas Corpus, 16 May 1844 [United States v. Jeremiah Smith on Habeas Corpus–A]

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State of Illinois) Sct. [scilicet]
City of )
The people of the State of , to the Marshal of said , greeting:
Whereas application has been made before the municipal court of said . that the body of one is in the custody of James A. McCance of Appenoose
These are therefore to command the said James A McCance of Appenase to safely have the body of said in his custody detained. as it is said. together with the day and cause of his caption and detention. by whatsoever name the said . may be known or called. before the Municipal Court of said forthwith to abide such order as the said court shall make in this behalf; and further if the said James A McCance or other person or persons having said in custody. shall refuse or neglect to comply with the provisions of this writ. you the marshal of said or other person authorized to serve the same, are hereby required to arrest the person or persons so refusing or neglcting to comply as aforesaid and bring him or them together with the person or persons 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 16 day of 16th May in the year of our Lord 1844
[seal] [p. [1]]
Cost. $1.25
By the Act
Any man into whose hands this writ may come, is authorized to serve the same
Clerk M. C. C. N.
05 cts per mile is allowed for service
I. have served the within writ on James A. McCance by giving him a copy ce[r]tified copy of the same
May 16. 1844
C. M.
fees for server $2.00
Filled May 16. 1844 [p. [2]]


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    TEXT: Embossed seal, “MUNICIPAL COURT City of Nauvoo Il”.  

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    Docket and notation in handwriting of Willard Richards.  

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    Notation in handwriting of John P. Greene.  

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    Notation in handwriting of Willard Richards.