Indictment, circa 10 April 1839 [State of Missouri v. Baldwin et al. for Arson]

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State of Missouri)
County of )
In the Circuit Court April Term eighteen hundred and thirty nine
, to wit,
The Grand Jurors for the State of for the body of the of aforesaid upon their oaths oath present that Caleb [illegible] , ,— Joseph Smith Jr and Jesse D Hunter and [2 lines blank] late of said County of , on the tenth dy day of November in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty eight, <​in the night time of the same day​> with force and arms, at the County of aforesaid, feloniously unlawfully, and maliciously did set fire to and burn a Certain Store house of one there situate with intent to defraud the and injure the said , against the form of the Statute in such case made and provided and aga[i]nst the peace and dignity
Circuit attorney [p. [1]]
) Arson
and others
A Robert P Peniston [Sr.] A true Foreman of the Grand Jury
Witnesses & others [p. [2]]


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    Docket and notations in handwriting of James A. Clark.  

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    Probable signature of Robert P. Peniston Sr.