Habeas Corpus, 31 December 1842, Willard Richards Copy [Extradition of JS for Accessory to Assault]

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To Sheriff of State of &
Greeting We command you that you do forthwith, without excuse or delay bring or cause to be brought before the circuit court of the for the District of ; at the District Court Room in the City of , the body of Joseph Smith,— by whatever name or addition he is known or called. & who is unlawfully detaind in your custody, as it is said, with the day & cause of his Caption and detention; then & there to perform & abide such order & direction as the Said court Shall make in that behalf— And hereof make due return under the penalty of what the Law Directs
Witness Roger B. Taney Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the at in the District of this 31st Day of December— A. D. 1842 & of our Inderpende[n]ce the 67 year
Clerk [p. [1]]
Filed Dec 31.—
retund [returned] instater [p. [2]]


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    Docket and notations in handwriting of Willard Richards.