Capias ad Respondendum, 1 May 1844, Copy [F. M. Higbee v. JS–A on Habeas Corpus]
on behalf of , Capias ad Respondendum, to Sheriff , for JS, , Hancock Co., IL, 1 May 1844, F. M. Higbee v. JS–A on Habeas Corpus (Nauvoo, IL, Municipal Court 1844). Featured version copied between 6 and 8 May 1844; handwriting of ; docket and notations by , , Hancock Co., IL,  May 1844; notation by , 8 May 1844; two pages; JS Collection (Supplement), CHL. Includes seal and notation.
We command you that you take Joseph Smith if to be found in your and him safely keep, so that you have his body before the Circuit Court of said County of on the first day of the next term thereof, to be holden at the Court House in on the third monday in the month of May inst: to answer of a plea of the case damage the sum of five thousand dollars as he says. And you have then there this Writ and make return thereon in what manner you execute the same—
Witness Clerk of said Circuit Court at this First day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four