Warrant, 24 May 1842 [State of Illinois v. C. L. Higbee]

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State of Illinois) ss. [scilicet]
County of )
The people of the State of , to all Sheriffs, coronors and constables of said , Greeting:
Whereas complaint has been made before me, one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the aforesaid, upon the oath of Joseph Smith, that , late of the aforesaid did, at sundry times, slander the character of the said Joseph Smith, and also the character of , his wife.
These are therefore, to command you to take the said , if he be found in your county; or if he shall have fled, that you pursue after the said into any other county within this , and take and safely keep the said so that you have his body forthwith before me, or some other justice of the Peace to answer the said complaint, and be further dealt with according to law—
Given under my hand and seal this 24th day of May A. D. 1842.
Justice Peace. [p. [1]]
State Warrant.
State of vs.
Costs 50
I have taken the within named and Her is know preasent
May 24th 1842
Fees— 31cts
Lewis Robison Constable
Filed Septem 14th 1842
Clerk [p. [2]]


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    TEXT: “L.S.” (locus sigilli, Latin for “location of the seal”) enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Ebenezer Robinson.  

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    Notations in handwriting of Lewis Robison.  

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    Notation in handwriting of Jacob Davis.