Subpoena, 28 March 1844–A [Sympson v. JS]

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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 Twenty second day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four and to bring with him, and produce in Court the following papers, documents, & Books to wit: The affidavit, made by Joseph Smith, on or about the 17th January, last past wherein, the , was charged with having committed a Felony in attempting to rob & murder one , on or about the 10th day of December A D 1843, also the warrant issued by him on or about the 17th day of January A D 1844, for the arrest of said , to answer for the said charge of Felony. Also his Justices Docket, wherein the examination of said is recorded, with all and every paper or papers, Documents, Books & Records of every kind in any wise relating to or concerning said examination of said , for said charge of Felony had before him wherein the People of the State of were Plaintiffs & said defendant. And to testify and the truth to speak in relation to a certain matter now in controversy now depending in the said court, between Plaintiff, and Joseph Smith defendant, at the instance of the said laying aside all pretences & 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 Twenty Eighth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty four
clerk By Deputy [p. [1]]
Joseph Smith
Spae [subpoena] Ducestecum for
To May term 1844
I have served the within writ by reading the Same to the within named
April 22— 1844
Shff Fees
Serving— 25
Returning 12½
20 miles Travel 1.25
Filed May 6 1844
Filed august 12 1844
J M Campbel [James M. Campbell] clk [p. [2]]


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    Docket in handwriting of David E. Head.  

  2. new scribe logo

    Notations in handwriting of William Backenstos.  

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    Notation in handwriting of David E. Head.  

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    Notation in handwriting of James M. Campbell.