Warrant, 17 June 1843, Unidentified Scribe Copy–B [Extradition of JS for Treason]

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, Governor of the State of , to all Sheriffs & Constables of any County of the and to of the County of Greeting
Whereas it has been made known to me by the executive authority of the State of , that one Joseph Smith jr Stands charged with the crime of treason, against the State of , and alleged that Joseph Smith jr has fled from the Justice of the said State of , and taken refuge in the State of
Now therfore I Governor of the State of , pursuant to the constitution & laws of the & of this do hereby command you to arrest & apprehend the said Joseph Smith jr if he be found <​with​>in the limits of the aforesaid, & cause him to be safely kept & delivered to the custody of Esqr, who has been duly constituted the agent of the said State of to receive the said Fugitive from the Justice of said , he paying all [p. [1]] all costs fees & charges for the arrest & apprehension of said Joseph Smith jr, & make due return to the executive department of this : of the manner in which this writ may be executed
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand & caused the great seal of the to be affixed. Done at the City of this 17th day of June in the year of our Lord 1843 and of the Independence of the the 67th.
By the Governor
Thompson Campbell Secretary of State.
This is the Copy Warrant referred to is in the return made by upon the Writ of served upon him in the Case of Joseph Smith Senior before the Municipal Ct of the City of Ills.
June 30th 1843—
Clerk of the Municipal Ct of the City of , Ills..— [p. [2]]


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    TEXT: “L S” (locus sigilli, Latin for “location of the seal”) enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal.  

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    Docket in unidentified handwriting.  

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    Notation in handwriting of James Sloan.