Docket Entry, between 30 November and circa 3 December 1842, Defendant Copy [City of Nauvoo v. Davis for Slander of JS–C]
Docket Entry, , Hancock Co., IL, between 30 Nov. and ca. 3 Dec. 1842, City of Nauvoo v. Davis for Slander of JS–C (Hancock Co., IL, Circuit Court 1843). Copied 8 Dec. 1842; handwriting of ; certified by , 8 Dec. 1842; docket and notation in handwriting of , [, Hancock Co., IL], 9 Dec. 1842; two pages; microfilm in Circuit Court case files, 1830–1900, CHL. Includes seal.
Novr 30th 1842.— Complaint was made on Oath by Joseph Smith, (before Alderman, against the , as follows, to wit,) “that he has been informed & verily believes that one of the and aforesaid, did on or about the 25th. inst., and at divers other times previous to that time, and before the Commencement of this Suit, make use of indecent, unbecoming, abusive and ridiculous language concerning the Acts and Character of Deponent, contrary to the Ordinances of said in such cases made and provided.”
Novr 30th. 1842.— Warrant issued upon said Complaint, directed to the , returnable at two OClock P.M. on the 2nd. day of Decr. 1842, at the Mayors in said , before the Municipal Court.
Novr. 30th 1842.— 2 Subpoenas issued for Andw. M. Gravel, Chas Seidel, , , Geo Stevens, Jas I. Gilbert, , & to appear in the above Cause.— s fees as returned $1.00.—
Aldermen , , and met at two OClock P. M. on friday Decr 2nd. 1842, and an was issued and handed to the to enforce the attendance of Aldermen , , , & .— Aldermen & came soon after, and was elected President pro tem, but by reason of the absence of Witnesses, the Court adjourned until 6 oClock P. M. on (Tomorrow) Saturday Decr 3rd. 1842.— s fees on Attachment 75¢.
Decr 3rd. 1842.— Aldmn. , , & attended according to adjournment.— the stated that could not attend in consequence of sickness in his family.
An Attachment issued for Aldermen & who who were brought by the & attachment returned endorsed, “served on the above names, & brought before the Court, [p. ]