Indictment, circa 10 April 1839 [State of Missouri v. JS for Receiving Stolen Goods]

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State of Missouri)
County of )
In Circuit Court April Term eighteen hundred and [th]irty nine
Daviess County Court
for the State of the Grand Jurors <​for the body of the aforesaid​> for the State of , upon their oath present that, Joseph Smith Jr. late of said on the first day of October in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty eight, with force and arms at the aforesaid. feloniously one saddle of the value of twenty dollars, of and from one , one saddle, of the value of twenty dollars, of the goods and of Chattles of George Worthington feloniously did Receive and Keep have he the said Joseph Smith Jr then and there well knowing the said saddle to have been taken Stolen and carried away, against the form of the Statute in such Case made and provided and against the peace and dignity of the
Circuit attorney [p. [1]]
Receiving Stolen goods
[Josep]h smith Jr
[a] [Rober]t P Peniston [Sr.] [fore]man of the [Gran]d Jury
[Witn]esses [p. [2]]


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    Docket and notations in handwriting of James A. Clark.  

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    TEXT: Top of page torn.  

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    Probable signature of Robert P. Peniston Sr..