Habeas Corpus, 30 June 1843 [Extradition of JS for Treason]

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State of Illinois) sct. [scilicet]
City of )
The People of the State of , to the of said . Greeting:
Whereas application has been made before the Municipal Court of said that the Body of one Joseph Smith Senior of the said City of (who is styled in the warrant by which he is held in Custody Joseph Smith Junior,)—— is in the Custody of —— of——
These are therefore to command the said —— of —— to safely have the Body of said Joseph Smith Senior who is styled <​Joseph Smith Junior​> in his Custody detained as it is said together with the day and cause of his caption and detention, by whatsoever name the said Joseph Smith Senior—— 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 —— or other Person or Persons having said Joseph Smith Senior of said <​City of ​> 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 neglecting 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 30th. day of June—— in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three.—
, Clerk. [p. [1]]
“By the Act.”
No charges allowed By Order of the Court
City of June 30th 1843
I hereby certify that the within writ has this day been served on the within named and him with the body of the within named Joseph Smith Sen presented to the courts as within commanded—
City Marshal [p. [2]]


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    Docket and notation in handwriting of James Sloan.  

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    Notation in handwriting of Henry G. Sherwood.