Warrant, 11 June 1844, William Clayton Copy [State of Illinois v. JS for Riot on Habeas Corpus and State of Illinois v. H. Smith et al. on Habeas Corpus]

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State of Illinois)
) ss. [scilicet]
The people of the State of to all Constables, Sheriffs and coroners of said
Whereas complaint hath been made before me, one of the justices of the peace, within & for the County of aforesaid, upon the oath of of said that Joseph Smith, , , , , , , , , , [,] , , , , , and of said , did on the tenth day of June instant, commit a , at & within the aforesaid, wherein they with force & violence broke into the printing office of the Nauvoo Expositor and unlawfully & with force burned & destroyed the printing press, type & fixtures of the same, being the property of , ; , , , and .
These are therefore to command you, forthwith to apprehend the said Joseph Smith, [,] , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 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 [p. [1]]
Given under my h[an]d and seal at in the County aforesaid this eleventh day of June A. D. 1844
J. P. Seal
I hold the body of Joseph Smith by virtue of A writ of which <​the​> within is A copy.
I hold the bodies of by virtue of A writ which the within is A copy
June 13th 1844
I hold the following as above viz— , , , , .—
June 13— 1844—
Petition of Joseph Smith,— for
June 12— 1844—
Filed June 12th 1844 [p. [2]]


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