Declaration, circa 6 March 1839 [JS v. McLellin]

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State of
Circuit Court
to wit: April Term 1839
Joseph Smith jr. complains of being in the custody of &c of a plea of trespass on the case. For that whereas the said plaintiff heretofore to wit: on the first day of September in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty eight at the county of aforesaid was lawfully possessed as of his own property of certain goods and chattles to wit of a Library of books part of which were in the Hebrew and Syriac languages the balance in the English language treating of history, divinty and general Literature twenty yards of broadcloth— <​20 yards of silk​> and forty yards of calico with various other articles of <​Great​> value to wit of the value of five hundred dollars lawful money of And being so possessed thereof he the said plaintiff afterterwards to wit on the day and year first above mentioned at the aforesaid casually lost the said library of books cloth calico and other articles out of his possession and the same afterwards to wit on the day and year last aforesaid at the aforesaid came to the possession of the said by finding. Yet the said well knowing the said library of books— cloth calico and other articles to be the property of the said plaintiff and of right to belong and [p. [1]]
State of
Circuit Court
to wit: April Term 1839
Joseph Smith jr. complains of being in the custody of &c of a plea of trespass on the case. For that whereas the said plaintiff heretofore to wit: on the first day of September in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty eight at the county of aforesaid was lawfully possessed as of his own property of certain goods and chattles to wit of a Library of books part of which were in the Hebrew and Syriac languages the balance in the English language treating of history, divinty and general Literature twenty yards of broadcloth— 20 yards of silk and forty yards of calico with various other articles value to wit of the value of five hundred dollars lawful money of And being so possessed thereof he the said plaintiff afterterwards to wit on the day and year first above mentioned at the aforesaid casually lost the said library of books cloth calico and other articles out of his possession and the same afterwards to wit on the day and year last aforesaid at the aforesaid came to the possession of the said by finding. Yet the said well knowing the said library of books— cloth calico and other articles to be the property of the said plaintiff and of right to belong and [p. [1]]
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