Docket Entry, between 1 and circa 6 December 1842 [City of Nauvoo v. Davis for Assault]
Docket Entry, , Hancock Co., IL, between 1 and ca. 6 Dec. 1842, City of Nauvoo v. Davis for Assault (Nauvoo, IL, Mayor’s Court 1842); Nauvoo Mayor’s Court Docket Book, 39–40; handwriting of ; CHL. Includes notations by , [, Hancock Co., IL], ca. 8 Dec. 1842, ca. 31 Jan. 1843, and ca. 27 Feb. 1843.
Decr. 1st. 1842.— Upon the complaint of , upon Oath, a Warrant issued against , for at the House of said , on the 1st day of Decr. 1842, also for Violating the Ordinances of the City of , directed to the , & returnable before the Mayor, (who issued said Warrant,) at twelve OClock at noon on friday Decr. <2nd> 1842.
Decr. 2nd. 1842.— Subpoenas issued for , , Jas. I. Gilbert, Wm. Thompson, Elijah Session, Michael Barns, , and David W. Matthews [Mathews], as Witnesses in the above case, & returned, endorsed, “the above names Subpoenaed except and Session,— fees $1,00. , Marshal.” The hearing was adjourned by consent until 2 oC. P. M. this day.—
Decr. 2nd. 1842.— Warrant executed, as endorsed thus, “the within served, & the Body of the brought before & delivered to the Court.— fees 31¼¢.— , Marshal. Decr. 2nd. 1842.”
Same day. The hearing was adjourned by consent of all parties, until Ten OClock A. M. on tuesday next, by reason of the Witnesses for the prosecution not being served a reasonable time before the hour for appearance, & being unable to procure his Witnesses, & it being now the hour appointed for Trial.
Same day.— A further Complaint was made on Oath, <by said > before Joseph Smith Mayor setting forth that on or about the 1st day of Decr 1842, indecent & unbecoming language & behaviour was used towards him contrary to the Ordinance of said in such Cases made and provided, & that one is guilty of the facts above charged.
Decr 5th. 1842, Subpoenas issued for , David W. Matthews, Michael Barns Jr., , , Jas I. Gilbert, Wm. Thompson, & Elijah Session, as Witnesses, & [blank] Seely, , Joseph A McCall, Jas A. Easton as Witnesses also, & returned endorsed “served on the within named , Joseph A. McCall & Jas A. Easton, fees 50¢. , Marshal.[”]
Decr 6th. 1842. A further Complaint was made on Oath by said , <before Joseph Smith, Mayor,> that on or about the first day of Decr A. D. 1842, in the Coy. of & aforesaid an was committed on the Body of this , & that one is guilty of the fact charged.— Warrant issued same time to bring the Body of [p. 39]