Subpoena, 27 May 1844–A [State of Illinois v. JS for Adultery and Fornication]

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State of Illinois,) Sc[ilice]t.
The People of the State of , TO THE OF SAID GREETING:
WE COMMAND YOU TO SUMMON & , if to be found in your , personally to be and appear before the Circuit Court of said , at the Court House, in , on the day of [blank] in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty [blank] to testify, and the truth to speak, in relation to a certain matter in controversy, now depending in the said Court, between The People of the State of plaintiff and Joseph Smith, defendant at the instance of the said Pltffs laying aside all pretences and excuses whatsoever, under the penalty of what the law directs. And make due return of this writ, and the manner in which you execute the same.
WITNESS, Clerk of our said Circuit Court, at , this 27th. day of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-4
Clerk, [p. [1]]
[blank] DAY. NO. [blank]
v) adultery
In the Circuit Court, Illinois. To the [blank] Term, A. D. 18 [blank]
I cannot, in my , find the within named [blank]
Sheriff, , Illinois.
I have served the within Writ, by reading the same to the within named. & May 27 1844
Sheriff, , Ills. By J[ames] M Charles Dept
Sheriff’s Fees.
Service of Subpoena, $ 50
Returning Subpoena. 25
36 Miles Travel, 2 00
Total Amount, $ 2.75
Sheriff, Ills. By J M Charles Dept [p. [2]]


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    Docket printed with manuscript additions probably in handwriting of Jacob B. Backenstos.  

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    Notations printed with manuscript additions in handwriting of James M. Charles.