Affidavit from Shepherd Patrick and Others, 2 July 1843, George Walker Copy
, Harmon Wasson, , and , Affidavit, [, IL?], 2 July 1843; handwriting of ; three pages; JS Office Papers, CHL.
, Harmon Wasson, and being duly sworn depose and say that they were in company with and the former acting as agent of the state of and having in custody Joseph Smith who was styled in the warrant by which he had been arrested Joseph Smith Jr. and who had been delivered into the custody of said by said who had first as an officer of the State of arrested him the said Smith upon a warrant issued by his excellency to apprehend him as a fugitive from the justice of the State of when it was alledged he was charged with treason against the said State of : that the arrest and transfer of the custody of said Smith took place in Ills. And that while said was at in said a writ of was served on him in behalf of said Smith commanding him to bring said Smith before the nearest Judge or Judicial tribunal in the fifth Judicial district of the State of authorised to hear and determine upon writs of Habeas Corpus: that said acted as a guard and assistant under said on their journey from till they arrived at the city of : that said Smith was allowed by said to ride his horse & in a Buggy on said journey while the said rode in the coach upon the assurance and pledge of Jas. Campbell Esqr. the sheriff of Ills. who had said & in custody for want of bail in a civil action & upon whom they had served Habeas Corpus returnable before at Ills. your affiants as well as others in company at the same time gave assurance & pledges to said that his prisoner the said Smith should not escape from him, and the said was satisfied as he avowed with the pledges aforesaid & expressed himself to be so at the [p. ]