Docket Entry, 1–circa 6 July 1843 [Extradition of JS for Treason]
Docket Entry, [, Hancock Co., IL, 1–ca. 6 July 1843], Extradition of JS for Treason (Nauvoo, IL, Municipal Court 1843); Nauvoo Municipal Court Docket Book, 55–87, 116–150; handwriting of James Brown and ; CHL.
and under color of which your petitioner is now imprisoned, and the document purporting to be an authority to receive the said Joseph Smith, Junior, are wholly defective and insufficient to legally authority <authorize> the arrest & imprisonment of your petitioner: Copies of which supposed warrant and the supposed authority from the of the State of are hereunto annexed.
Wherefore, your petitioner prays that a writ of may be awarded, directed to the said , commanding him that he bring your petitioner forthwith and without delay before this honorable court, together with the causes of his caption and detention, in order that your petitioner may be dealt with according to law and your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray
Joseph Smith Senior
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30th day of June A D 1843 at the City of Illinois
Clerk of the Municipal Court of the City of
State of Illinois)
City of )
The People of the State of to the of said Greeting:
Whereas application has been made before the Municipal Court of said , that the body of one Joseph Smith, Senior, of the said City of (who is styled in the warrant by which he is held in custody, Joseph Smith, Junior) is in the custody of : These are therefore to command the said to safely have the body of the said Joseph Smith, Senior, who is styled Joseph Smith, Junior, in his custody detained, as it is said, together with the day and cause of his caption and detention by whatever name the said Joseph Smith, Senr may be known or called before the Municipal Court of said forthwith, to abide such order as the said Court shall make in their behalf: and further if the said or other person or persons having said Joseph Smith, Senr of said City of in custody, shall refuse or neglect to comply with the provisions of this writ, you, the of said , or other person authorized to serve the same are hereby required to arrest the person or persons so refusing or neglecting to comply as aforesaid and bring him or them, together with the person or persons in his or their custody, forthwith before the Municipal Court aforesaid to be dealt with according to [p. 58]