Warrant, 24 June 1844–B [State of Illinois v. JS and H. Smith for Treason]

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State of Illinois)
ss [scilicet])
The People of the State of to all Sheriffs Coroners and Constables Greeting
Whereas complaint has been made before me one of the justices of the peace in and for the County of upon the oath of one that one late of the County of and State of did on the 19th day of June 1844 Commit the Crime of Treason against the Government and people of the State of aforesaid.
These are therefore to Command you to take the body of the said if he be found in your or if he shall have fled, that you pursue after the said into any County within this and take and safely keek [keep] the said so that you have his body forthwith before me to answer unto the said Complaint and be further dealt with according to law.
Given under my hand and seal this 24th day of June A. D. 1844
R[obert] F. Smith seal J. P. [p. [1]]
State of vs
Writ for Treason
June 24. 1844
Writ against for Treason [p. [2]]


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

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    Docket in handwriting of Onias Skinner.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Thomas Bullock.