Indictment, circa 10 April 1839, Copy [State of Missouri v. Worthington et al. for Larceny]

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State of Missouri)
County of )
In Circuit Court April Term Eighteen hundred and Thirtynine—
to wit—
The Grand Jurors for the State of for the Body of the County of aforesaid upon their oath present that James Worthington and , late of said County on the first day of October in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and Thirty Eight with force and Arms at the County of aforesaid, one Piece of Calico of the value of Ten dollars, one Piece of Muslin of the value of ten dollars, one Piece of Broad Cloth of the value of ten dollars, one Piece of Domestic of the value of ten dollars and one Saddle of the value of twenty dollars and one Bridle of the value of five dollars of the Goods and Chattels of one Patrick Linch, then and there being found, feloniously did Steal, take, and carry away against the form of the Statute in such case made and Provided and against the Peace and Dignity of the
Circuit Attorny
And the Jurors aforesaid upon their oath aforesaid do further Present that Joseph Smith Jr and late of said afterwards to wit— on the second day of October in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and Thirty Eight, with force and Arms at the County of aforesaid The Goods and Chattels aforesaid so as aforesaid feloniously Stolen, taken and carried away, feloniously did Receive and have [p. [1]] they the said Joseph Smith Jr and then and there well knowing the said Goods and Chattels to have been feloniously Stolen, taken and carried away against the form of the Statute in such case made and provided and against the Peace and Dignity of the
Circuit Attorny
And the Jurors aforesaid upon their oath aforesaid do further present that Joseph Smith Jr late of said afterwards to wit— on the said second day of October in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and thirty Eight, with force and Arms at the County aforesaid one Saddle being part and Parcel of the Goods and Chattels aforesaid so as aforesaid feloniously Stolen taken and carried away, feloniously did receive and have, he the said Joseph Smith Jr, then and there well knowing the said Goods and Chattels to have been feloniously Stolen taken and carried away, against the form of the Statute in such case made and provided and against the Peace and Dignity of the
Circuit Attorny [p. [2]]
State of Missouri) SS [scilicet]
County of )
I Clerk of the Circuit Court within and for the County of aforesaid do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true, full and Perfect Copy of the original Indictments against the the Persons therein named now on File in my office—
[seal]
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my private seal there being no official seal provided— at office the Twentieth day of April Eighteen hundred and Thirty nine
Clerk [1/2 page blank] [p. [3]]
vs)
J, Worthington
Joseph Smith Jr
&
 
A Robert P Peniston [Sr.] foreman of the Grand Jury
 
Witnesses
Allen Rathbu[r]n
Patrick Lynch
Geo, Worthington
John Stokes
 
Filed July 12th 1839
Clerk [p. [4]]

Footnotes

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    Docket and notations in handwriting of Robert Wilson.  

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    Notation in handwriting of Roger N. Todd.