Warrant, 31 December 1842, Willard Richards Copy [Extradition of JS for Accessory to Assault]

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The people of the State of to the of greeting—
whereas it has been made known to me by the Executive autho[r]ity of the state of <​​> that one Joseph Smith stands charged by the affidavit of one made on the 20th day of July 1842 at the Conty of in the state of <​​> before a Justice of the peace within & for the county of aforesaid with being acesrary [accessory] before the fact to anten intent to kill assault with intent to kill made by one on on the night of the 6th <​sixth​> day of may A. D. 1842 at the co <​County​> of in the said state of <​​> & tht the Said Joseph Smith has fled from the Jutic [justice] of said . & taken refuge in the State of .
Now therefore I, . gov <​Governor​>of the State of <​​> pursuant to the constitution. & laws of the & of this do hereby comand you to arrest & appehed [apprehend] the said Joseph Smith if he be fou[n]d within the limits of the aforesaid & cause him to be safely kept & deliverd to the custody of who has been duly constituted the agent of the said state of <​​> to receive said fugitive from the Justice of said he paying all fees & charges for the arrest & apprehension of said Joseph Smith & make due return to the executive department of this the manner in which this writ may be executed.
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In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand & caused the great se[a]l of to be affixed. Done at the city of this 31st day of Decr <​December​> in the year of our Lord one thousnd eight hundred & forty two. & of the independence of the the sixty seventh.
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By the Governor
Secretary of State [p. [1]]
Copy No 6
The people of the State of to the of greeting—
whereas it has been made known to me by the Executive authority of the state of that one Joseph Smith stands charged by the affidavit of one made on the 20th day of July 1842 at the Conty of in the state of before a Justice of the peace within & for the county of aforesaid with being acesrary [accessory] before the fact to an assault with intent to kill made by one on on the night of the sixth day of may A. D. 1842 at the County of in the said state of & tht the Said Joseph Smith has fled from the Jutic [justice] of said . & taken refuge in the State of .
Now therefore I, . Governorof the State of pursuant to the constitution. & laws of the & of this do hereby comand you to arrest & appehed apprehend the said Joseph Smith if he be found within the limits of the aforesaid & cause him to be safely kept & deliverd to the custody of who has been duly constituted the agent of the said state of to receive said fugitive from the Justice of said he paying all fees & charges for the arrest & apprehension of said Joseph Smith & make due return to the executive department of this the manner in which this writ may be executed.
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In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand & caused the great seal of to be affixed. Done at the city of this 31st day of December in the year of our Lord one thousnd eight hundred & forty two. & of the independence of the the sixty seventh.
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By the Governor
Secretary of State [p. [1]]
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