Pleas, circa 22 May 1844 [Davis v. JS et al.]

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State of Illinois)
Joseph Smith)
) Circuit Court
) May Term 1844
and the said defendents by their come and defend the force and ingury when &c and say that they are not guilty of the said supposed Trespasses above laid to their charce [charge] or any or either of them or any part thereof in manner and form as the said hath above complained against them and of this they the said defendants put themselves &c
<​And the doth the like <​By​> & his attys​>
And for a further plea in this behalf the said defendants, by leave of the court, say that the said ought not further to have or maintain his aforesaid action thereof against them the said defendants &c because they say that the supposed trespasses were committed by the said defendants in <​the​> of a certain <​legal​> writ, of execution is issued uppon a Judegent [judgment] against said in the Municipal Court of the City of and the defendants further veriffy aver that that Joseph Smith and are aldermen and form a part of said court and that said judgment was rendered against said [p. [1]] the aforesaid defendants were acting and forming appart of of said Judiciary Municipal Court and the the said judgment was in due form of law at l◊◊◊◊ for the li◊◊ and that said aforesaid was issued uppon said judgment aforesaid and directed to who was then Marshall of of said and that the said aforesaid by virtue of said execution levyed appon and sold apart of said property set forth in the declaratio[n] to the amont of said execution and this the <​said​> defendnts are ready to verify wherefore they pray Judgment if said ought further to have or to maintain his aforesaid action thereof against them
Attor[ne]y for Defts [p. [2]]
Joseph Smith others
Filed May 23rd. 1844
clk [p. [3]]


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    Insertion in handwriting of Onias Skinner.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Chauncey L. Higbee.  

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    Notation in handwriting of Jacob B. Backenstos.