Complaint, 29 November 1842 [City of Nauvoo v. Davis for Slander of JS]

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State of Illinois)
City of )
Personally appeared before me one of the Justices of the Peace and an Alderman in and for the City of , Joseph Smith who being first duly Sworn according to Law, Deposeth and Saith that he has been informed and verily believes that on or about the 25th. instant one of the and aforesaid did use and make ridiculous and abusive language concerning Deponents Character, thereby depreciating Deponents moral and religious Character,— and Deponent <further> Saith that the said did make use of the said language contrary to an Ordinance of said , entitled, “an Ordinance in relation to religious Societies,” and further this Deponent Saith not.
Joseph Smith
Subscribed and Sworn to)
before me this 29th. day of)
November A.D. 1842)
, Alderman [p. [1]]
State of Illinois)
City of )
Personally appeared before me one of the Justices of the Peace and an Alderman in and for the City of , Joseph Smith who being first duly Sworn according to Law, Deposeth and Saith that he has been informed and verily believes that on or about the 25th. instant one of the and aforesaid did use and make ridiculous and abusive language concerning Deponents Character, thereby depreciating Deponents moral and religious Character,— and Deponent further Saith that the said did make use of the said language contrary to an Ordinance of said , entitled, “an Ordinance in relation to religious Societies,” and further this Deponent Saith not.
Joseph Smith
Subscribed and Sworn to)
before me this 29th. day of)
November A.D. 1842)
, Alderman [p. [1]]
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