Minutes, 30 May 1844 [U.S. v. Jeremiah Smith–A]

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read,— a petition of for writ of Habeus Corpus.—
said.— .— had given up the prison[er] on the first claim.—
— said he did not. surr[en]der his claim, had nothing to say about take your own course gentlemen.—
— said he has given him up on the first writ. & now says he says nothing about it.— we claim a discharge.—
. we would be definding the writ if before .— did not come here to ask cou[n]cil, of him.— as agent of the as <​he​> has been taken out of my hands I consider Illegally.— dont come here to <​to prosecute or to.—​> defend writ of Habeus Corpus.— there is no law for these prodeedings [proceedings]— I know my rights.—
If this court thinks it right to discharge. Let them do it. Let them do it do not ask favors. ask justice.— Laws of have no power.— over Laws.— discharge him & I shall take another course— I do not say agist [against] you as a court.— came here to arst arrest .—
court reprim[an]d him for using improper & threatning language
It is the duty of & fedl gov. to tre[a]t their Sub[jects]— & ther with all that conpancy [complacency?] good feeling. of constitu[en]t any other demurrer threting [threatening] aspect. intimedating person. har[s]h treatme[n]t. [illegible] god almighty stated stoop to injustice [p. 3]
read,— a petition of for writ of Habeus Corpus.—
said.— .— had given up the prisoner on the first claim.—
— said he did not. surrender his claim, had nothing to say about take your own course gentlemen.—
— said he has given him up on the first writ. & now says he says nothing about it.— we claim a discharge.—
. we would be definding the writ if before .— did not come here to ask council, of him.— as agent of the — he has been taken out of my hands I consider Illegally.— dont come here to prosecute or to.— defend writ of Habeus Corpus.— there is no law for these prodeedings proceedings— I know my rights.—
If this court thinks it right to discharge. Let them do it. Let them do it do not ask favors. ask justice.— Laws of have no power.— over Laws.— discharge him & I shall take another course— I do not say agist [against] you as a court.— came here to arrest .—
court reprimand him for using improper & threatning language
It is the duty of & fedl gov. to treat their Subjects— & ther with all that conpancy complacency good feeling. of constituent any other demurrer threting [threatening] aspect. intimedating person. harsh treatment. god almighty stated stoop to injustice [p. 3]
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