Order of Commitment, 11 April 1839 [State of Missouri v. Worthington et al. for Larceny]

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At a Circuit Court began and held for the County of of the State of on the Eighth day of April Eighteen hundred and Thirty nine, at the house of Elisha B Creekmore in said , it being the Temporary place of holding <​the​> Courts in <​for​> said ; Present The Honorable Judge, the following proceedings were had to wit—
The State of )
vs) Indictment for
Joseph Smith Jr and others
The of this Court having been Counsel in this Cause; and the Parties therein not consenting, to a Trial thereof in this Court, But the said Defen[d]ants Joseph Smith Jr, and objecting thereto, for the Reason that the of this Court has been of Counsel in this cause It is ordered by the Court here that said Cause as to the said Joseph Smith Jr and be removed to the Circuit Court of the County of in the second Judicial Circuit in this ; It is further ordered by the Court here that the Sheriff of the County of , do and he is commanded to Remove the Bodies of the said Joseph Smith Jr and to the Jail of the County of , and there deliver them to the keeper of said Jail Together with the warrant or Process by which they are Imprisoned and held—
State of Missouri) SS [scilicet]
County of )
I, Clerk of the Circuit Court within and for the County of Aforesaid do certify that [p. [1]] the foregoing is a true, full, and perfect Copy from the Records of said Court in the above Cause—
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my private seal there being no official seal Provided— at office the Eleventh day of April Eighteenth day of hundred and Thir[ty] nine—
Clerk [2/3 page blank] [p. [2]]
this is to cirtify that I executed the within order by taking the bodys of the within named Joseph Smith Jr & into my custoday and that I summoned a gard <​of four men​> to wit William Bowman Wilson McKinney [McKinny] and to asist me in in taking the Smith and others from E B Creekmores the place of holding Courts in the county of to the town of Columbia in the County of State of Missouri as commanded by said order and that on the way from Said E B Creekmores in the County of a fore said on the 16th day of April 1839 the Said Smith and others made ther escape without the connivance conscent or negligence of myself or Said gard
July 6th 1839
William Morgan Shereff of [1/2 page blank] [p. [3]]
The State of
vs) Order of
Joseph Smith Jr and others—
you will take their for Five hundred dollars Each— [p. [4]]


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    Certification in handwriting of William Morgan.  

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    Docket and notation in handwriting of Robert Wilson.