Thomas Carlin, Proclamation, 20 September 1842, as Published in Illinois Register [Extradition of JS for Accessory to Assault]

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Executive Department, .,)
September 20th, 1842.)
WHEREAS, a requistion has been made upon me, as the executive of this , by the of the State of , for the apprehension and surrender of who is charged with the crime of shooting with intent to kill, in the County of and State of on the night of the Sixth day of May A D. 1842. And whereas, a demand has also been made by the of upon me for the apprehension and surrender of Joseph Smith (commonly called the Mormon Prophet) who is charged with the crime of being accessory to the shooting of said at the time and place aforesaid, with intent to kill.
And whereas in obedience to the Constitution and Laws of the , and of this , executive [w]arrants have been issued, and the said and Smith arrested as fugitives from justice from the State of .
And whereas, the said and Smith resisted the laws by refusing to go with the officers who had them in custody as fugitives from justice, and escaped from the custody of said officers.
Now, therefore, I, , Governor of the State of , in conformity to an act entitled “An act concerning fugitives from justice,” approved January 6, 1827, do offer a reward of two hundred dollars to any person or persons, for the apprehension and delivery of each, or either of the above named fugitives from justice, viz: and Joseph Smith, to the custody of and , or to the sheriff of at the city of .
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the great seal of to be affixed the day and date above mentioned.
By the Governor,
, Sec. of State.
The Fulton Advocate, Quincy Herald, Galena Sentinel, and Rockford Pilot, will copy the above 2 weeks.
9–2w–$3. [p. [3]]


  1. 1

    Omitted letter “w” supplied from another copy of the item.  

  2. 2

    “L.S” is an abbreviation for locus sigilli, Latin for “location of the seal.”