Warrant, 11 June 1844, John Taylor and Willard Richards Copy [State of Illinois v. JS et al. for Riot–A]

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State of Illinois) Ss [scilicet]
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The people of the state of to all constables Sherriffs & Coroners of said greetings:—
Whereas complaint hath been made before me, one of the justices of the peace, within & for the County of aforesaid, upon <​th[e]​> oath of of said that Joseph Smith, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , & , of said did on the tenth day of June instant commit a riot, at and within the aforesaid wherein they with force & violence broke into the Printing office of the Nauvoo Expositor & unlawfully, & with force burned & destroyed the printi[n]g press type & fixtures of the same, being the property of , , , , , , & .
These are therefore to command you forthwith to apprehend the said Joseph Smith , , , , , , , [p. [1]] , , , and and bring them before me or some other Justice of the peace to answer the premises and further to be dealt with according to law
Given under my hand and seal at in the aforesaid, this Eleventh day of June A D. 1844.
J. P. seal
 
Copy— of a— Warra[n]t for Joseph Smith & others for riot
June 11th 1844
 
Trial at 5. P.M June 25, 1844
15— of them— [p. [2]]

Footnotes

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    John Taylor handwriting begins.  

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    John Taylor handwriting ends; Willard Richards begins.  

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    TEXT: “seal” enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal.  

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    Docket and notation in handwriting of Willard Richards.