Petition, 30 May 1844 [U.S. v. Jeremiah Smith–B]

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the City of
That he is not guilty of the charge preferred against him & which is the pretended cause of his present arrest and imprisonment— but the whole proceedings against him originate in private pique malice & corruption and it is the intention of his persecutors to take your out of the limits of the State of and before a tribunal from which he has every reason to apprehend that he can not obtain justice
That he does not shrink from a fair & impartial investigation of any charges that may be brought against him— but anxiously seeks & desires the same.
But inasmuch as your s constitutional rights are invaded, his liberty illegally & unjustly taken from him, he prays your Honorable Court to issue its writ of Habeas Corpus requiring said to bring his your with the cause of his detention & imprisonment <​forthwith​> before your Honors that an investigation may be had into the matters herein set forth & if found to be true that your may be discharged & set free from said unlawful imprisonment.
Sworn to & subscribed before me this 29th. <​30th.​> day of May A.D. 1844.
Clerk
Municipal Court C. L.S [p. [2]]
the City of
That he is not guilty of the charge preferred against him & which is the pretended cause of his present arrest and imprisonment— but the whole proceedings against him originate in private pique malice & corruption and it is the intention of his persecutors to take your out of the limits of the State of and before a tribunal from which he has every reason to apprehend that he can not obtain justice
That he does not shrink from a fair & impartial investigation of any charges that may be brought against him— but anxiously seeks & desires the same.
But inasmuch as your s constitutional rights are invaded, his liberty illegally & unjustly taken from him, he prays your Honorable Court to issue its writ of Habeas Corpus requiring said to bring your with the cause of his detention & imprisonment forthwith before your Honors that an investigation may be had into the matters herein set forth & if found to be true that your may be discharged & set free from said unlawful imprisonment.
Sworn to & subscribed before me this 30th. day of May A.D. 1844.
Clerk
Municipal Court C. L.S [p. [2]]
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