Habeas Corpus, 13 June 1844 [State of Illinois v. H. Smith et al. on Habeas Corpus]
, Habeas Corpus, to City Marshal , , Hancock Co., IL, 13 June 1844, State of IL v. H. Smith et al. on Habeas Corpus (Nauvoo, IL, Municipal Court 1844); printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of ; witnessed by , 13 June 1844; docket by , [, Hancock Co., IL], 13 June 1844; notation by , 13 June 1844; notation by , 13 June 1844; two pages; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL. Includes seal.
The people of the State of to the of said .—GREETING:
Whereas application has been made before the Municipal Court of said , that the bodybodi[e]s of one, , , . — , of the aforesaid is in the custody of one , constable of the County of State aforesaid. These are therefore to command the said to safely have the bodybodis of said . . < — , & . . . , > of the <◊◊> aforesaid, in his custody detained, as it is said, together with the day and cause of his caption and detention by whatsoever names the said & othe[r]s mentiond in this writ may be known or called, before the Municipal Court of the said forthwith, to abide such order as the said court shall make in his behalf. And further if the said — or other person or persons having said and others.—— of said city of , in custodv. shall refuse or neglect to comply with the provisions of this writ, you, the of said , or other person authorized to serve the same, are hereby required to arrest the person or person so refusing or neglecting to comply, as aforesaid, and bring him or them; together with the person or persons in his or their custody, forthwith before the Municipal Court, aforesaid, to be dealt with according to law. And herein fail not, and bring this writ with you.
Witness Clerk of the Municipal Court at , this 13th day of June— in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four
Clerk of the Municipal Court of the City of . [p. ]