Warrant, 31 December 1842, Willard Richards Copy [Extradition of JS for Accessory to Assault]

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Copy No 6
The people of the State of to the of greeting—
whereas it has been made known to me by the Executive autho[r]ity of the state of <​​> that one Joseph Smith stands charged by the affidavit of one made on the 20th day of July 1842 at the Conty of in the state of <​​> before a Justice of the peace within & for the county of aforesaid with being acesrary [accessory] before the fact to anten intent to kill assault with intent to kill made by one on on the night of the 6th <​sixth​> day of may A. D. 1842 at the co <​County​> of in the said state of <​​> & tht the Said Joseph Smith has fled from the Jutic [justice] of said . & taken refuge in the State of .
Now therefore I, . gov <​Governor​>of the State of <​​> pursuant to the constitution. & laws of the & of this do hereby comand you to arrest & appehed [apprehend] the said Joseph Smith if he be fou[n]d within the limits of the aforesaid & cause him to be safely kept & deliverd to the custody of who has been duly constituted the agent of the said state of <​​> to receive said fugitive from the Justice of said he paying all fees & charges for the arrest & apprehension of said Joseph Smith & make due return to the executive department of this the manner in which this writ may be executed.
In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand & caused the great se[a]l of to be affixed. Done at the city of this 31st day of Decr <​December​> in the year of our Lord one thousnd eight hundred & forty two. & of the independence of the the sixty seventh.
By the Governor
Secretary of State [p. [1]]
Filed Dec 31— 1842 [p. [2]]


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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.