Appendix 1, Document 11. Court Ruling, 5 January 1843

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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“The of the State of ,
To the of the State of greeting.
Whereas, It appears by the annexed document, which is hereby certified to be authentic, that one Joseph Smith is a fugitive from justice, charged with being accessory before the fact to an assault with intent to kill, made by one , on , in this , and it is represented to the executive department of this , has fled to the state of :
Now, therefore, I, , governor of the said state of , by virtue of the authority in me vested by the constitution and laws of the , do by these presents demand the surrender and delivery of the said Joseph Smith to , who is hereby appointed as the agent to receive the said Joseph Smith, on the part of this .
In testimony,” &c.
“The People of the State of ,
To the Sheriff 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 county of , in the state of Missouri, before , a justice of the peace, within and for the county of aforesaid, with being accessory before the fact to an assault with an intent to kill, made by one , on , on the night of the 6th day of May, 1842, at the county of , in said state of Missouri, and that the said Joseph Smith has fled from the justice of said , and taken refuge in the state of :
Now, therefore, I, , governor of the state of , pursuant to the constitution and laws of the , and of this state, do hereby command you to arrest [p. 123]
“The of the State of ,
To the of the State of greeting.
Whereas, It appears by the annexed document, which is hereby certified to be authentic, that one Joseph Smith is a fugitive from justice, charged with being accessory before the fact to an assault with intent to kill, made by one , on , in this , and it is represented to the executive department of this , has fled to the state of :
Now, therefore, I, , governor of the said state of , by virtue of the authority in me vested by the constitution and laws of the , do by these presents demand the surrender and delivery of the said Joseph Smith to , who is hereby appointed as the agent to receive the said Joseph Smith, on the part of this .
In testimony,” &c.
“The People of the State of ,
To the Sheriff 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 county of , in the state of Missouri, before , a justice of the peace, within and for the county of aforesaid, with being accessory before the fact to an assault with an intent to kill, made by one , on , on the night of the 6th day of May, 1842, at the county of , in said state of Missouri, and that the said Joseph Smith has fled from the justice of said , and taken refuge in the state of :
Now, therefore, I, , governor of the state of , pursuant to the constitution and laws of the , and of this state, do hereby command you to arrest [p. 123]
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