, Bill, to Nauvoo City Council, , Hancock Co., IL, 5 Aug. 1842; handwriting of ; docket in handwriting of ; two pages; Nauvoo, IL, Records, 1841–1845, CHL.
A Bill toregulate regulating the mode of proceeding in cases of before the Municipal Court.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , that in all cases where any Person or Persons shall at any time hereafter be Arrested in this under any <writ or> Process, and Shall be brought before the Municipal Court of this by virtue of a Writ of Habeus Corpus, the Court shall in every such Case have power and authority, and are hereby required to examine into the <origin> validity & legality of the writ or process under which such Arrest was made, and if it shall appear to the Court upon sufficient Testimony, that said Writ or, process was <illegal or> not legally issued, or did not proceed from proper authority, then the Court shall discharge the Prisoner from under <arrest in the usual manner, but if it shall so appear to the Court that said Writ or> process had issued from proper Authority, and was a legal process, the Court shall then proceed and <fully> hear the merits of the Case <upon which such arrest was made,> upon evidence to be produced & Sworn before <said Court> them, and determine in the same manner as charges of a similiar nature are tried, and Judgment given therein, before Courts of law in this State, or in the , provided always that the Municipal Court [p. 1]