Habeas Corpus, 6 May 1844, Copy [F. M. Higbee v. JS–A on Habeas Corpus]

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State of Illinois) sc[ilice]t—
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 is in the custody of Deputy sheriff of State <​aforesaid.​> These are therefore to command the said of the aforesaid—— to safely have the body of said Joseph Smith senior of the aforesaid 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 marshall of said , or other person deputized <​Authorized​> to serve the same are hereby required to arrest the person or persons so refusing to <​or​> neglecting to comply as aforesaid, and bring him or them togethere with the person or persons in his or their custody, forthwith before the Municipal Court aforesaid to be dealt [p. [1]] with according to law and herein fail not and bring this writ with you.
Witness Clerk of the Municipal Court, at this 6th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousa[n]d eight hendred & forty four
clerk of the Municipal court <​M. C. C. ​> of city of
“By the Act”
May 6th 1844— I hereby certify that the within is a true Copy of the original writ of Habeus Corpus now in my possession.—
I hold the within named Joseph Smith Senior under arrest by virtue of a the Day of his caption May 6th. 1844 To Damage Five Thousand Dollars,
S. by D. S.
Circuit Court
To May Term A. D. 1844
vs.) In Case
Joseph Smith
fees 2,00
Filed May 8th 1844 [p. [2]]


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

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    Docket in handwriting of Willard Richards.  

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    Notation in handwriting of Willard Richards.  

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    Signature of Lorenzo D. Wasson.  

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    Notation and docket in handwriting of John D. Parker.  

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    Notation in handwriting of Willard Richards.