Declaration, circa 9 May 1844 [C. A. Foster v. JS and Coolidge]
and on behalf of , Declaration, , IL, ca. 9 May 1844, C. A. Foster v. JS and Coolidge (Hancock Co., IL, Circuit Court 1844); handwriting of ; docket by , [, IL, ca. 9 May 1844]; notation by , [, Hancock Co., IL], 10 May 1844; notation by James M. Campbell, [, McDonough Co., IL], 12 Aug. 1844; two pages; McDonough County Circuit Court Files, Illinois Regional Archives Depository vault, Archives and Special Collections, Leslie F. Malpass Library, Western Illinois University, Macomb.
Joseph Smith and was summoned to answer of a Plea of for a and thereupon the said complains against the said Joseph Smith and the said for that the said Smith and the said with force and arms &c did on the Twenty sixth day of April in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and forty four at and within the County of assault seize & lay hold of the said and with great force and violence pulled and dragged about the said and then and there badly bruised and ill treated the said and then and there imprisoned and kept and detained him in Prison there without any reasonable or probable cause whatsoever for a long time To Wit one day then and there next following contrary to the Laws and customs of this and against the will of the said then and there did to the great damage of the said and against the Peace of the People of the State of whereupon the said saith that he is greatly injured and hath sustained damage to the amount of one Thousand Dollars and therefore he brings suit &c