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

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The
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 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, and who is unlawfully detained in your custody, as it is said, with the day, and cause of his caption and detention; then & there to perform and abide such order and 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 31 day of December A.D. 1842 & of our Indepence the 67. year.— clk
L.S. [p. [11]]
[. . .]
I Sheriff of do hereby return to the within writ that the within named Joseph Smith is in my custody by virtue of a Warrant issued by the of the State of upon the requisition of the of the State of made on the affidavit of and a copy of the said Warrant requisition and affidavit is hereunto annexed
dated December 31. 1842
Shff.
I do return to the within writ that the said Joseph Smith is in my custody by virtue of an arrest made by me of his body under and by virtue of a proclamation of the of the State of a copy whereof is hereunto annexed
dated December 31. 1842
The return to the within writ of Habeas Corpus appears by the foregoing returns and the schedule hereunto annexed, and the body of said Joseph Smith is in Court
December 31. 1842
U. S. Marshall
Dist. of [p. [12]]

Footnotes

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    TEXT: “L.S.” (locus sigilli, Latin for “location of the seal”) is inscribed in larger handwriting within a hand-drawn representation of a seal.  

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    TEXT: Explanatory text separates the following notations, presumably copied from the verso of the original document, from the copied body text. The notations copied below are not necessarily a complete representation of all the text on the verso of the original document.  

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    William Prentiss.