Appendix 1, Document 7. Writ of Habeas Corpus, 31 December 1842

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And afterwards on the said 31st. day of December aforesaid the said writ of Habeas Corpus was returned, with returns endorsed thereon in the words and figures following
I William F. Elkin Sheriff of do hereby return to the within writ that the within named Joseph Smith is in my custody by virtue of a Warrant issued by the of the State of upon the requisition of the of the State of made on the affidavit of and a copy of the said Warrant requisition and affidavit is hereunto annexed
dated December 31. 1842
Wm. F Elkin Shff. S. C.
I do return to the within writ that the said Joseph Smith is in my custody by virtue of an arrest made by me of his body under and by virtue of a proclamation of the of the State of a copy whereof is hereunto annexed
dated December 31. 1842
The return to the within writ of Habeas Corpus appears by the foregoing returns and the schedule hereunto annexed, and the body of said Joseph Smith is in Court
December 31. 1842
U. S. Marshall
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And afterwards on the said 31st. day of December aforesaid the said writ of Habeas Corpus was returned, with returns endorsed thereon in the words and figures following
I William F. Elkin Sheriff of do hereby return to the within writ that the within named Joseph Smith is in my custody by virtue of a Warrant issued by the of the State of upon the requisition of the of the State of made on the affidavit of and a copy of the said Warrant requisition and affidavit is hereunto annexed
dated December 31. 1842
Wm. F Elkin Shff. S. C.
I do return to the within writ that the said Joseph Smith is in my custody by virtue of an arrest made by me of his body under and by virtue of a proclamation of the of the State of a copy whereof is hereunto annexed
dated December 31. 1842
The return to the within writ of Habeas Corpus appears by the foregoing returns and the schedule hereunto annexed, and the body of said Joseph Smith is in Court
December 31. 1842
U. S. Marshall
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