The Court was assembled upon a special call.— Present, , , , , and , associate Justices.
was elected President pro, tem. The Court was then called to order.
Friday June 30th. 1843.
This day came Joseph Smith Senior, and upon the reading and filing of the Petition for a writ of to be directed to one to produce and bring forthwith before this Court the body of said Smith upon said Writ of Habeas Corpus, It is ordered and considered by this Court, that a Writ of Habeas Corpus issue in accordance with the prayer of said Petition.
Ordered that Court adjourn until eight oClock tomorrow morning.—
July 1st. 1843. The Court met agreeable to adjournment.— Present, , , , , , and associate Justices.— continued to preside as Presdt. pro. tem.
The made his return upon the original Writ of Habeas Corpus, which Writ with return thereon, is now on file.—
, the person upon whom said Writ of Habeas Corpus was served, made his return upon the copy of the writ served upon him, and same are now upon file.—
, , and were sworn as witnesses in this case.— , & were examined as witnesses in this case.— was then Sworn & examined a witness in this Case.— Adjourned at Noon, for one Hour.
Court met pursuant to adjournment.
, , & were sworn and examined as witnesses in this case.
Messrs. , , & , (the Counsel on behalf of the said Joseph Smith,) then <respectively> addressed the Court, after which the following order was made.
Saturday July 1st 1843.—
This day came the said Joseph Smith Senior, in proper Person, and the said having made return of said Writ of Habeas Corpus and produced the body of said Smith in pursuance to the mandate of said Writ, and after hearing the Evidence [p. 55]