Order, 26 June 1844 [State of Illinois v. JS and H. Smith for Treason]

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To , constable of said :
You are commanded to bring the bodies of Joseph Smith and from the jail of said , forthwith before me at my office for an examination on the charge of treason, they having been committed for safe keeping until trial could be had on such examination and the now being ready for such examination.
Given under my hand and seal this 26th day of June, 1844.
R[obert] F. SMITH, J. P. -[L. S. [p. 562]


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    TEXT: “L. S.” (locus sigilli, Latin for “location of the seal”) printed in place of a seal.