being duly sworn, deposeth and Saith, that on the night of the 23rd. of January last, some person or persons to him unknown broke open his Store and took therefrom goods Wares and money to the amount of about One thousand Dollars, and have secreted or carried away the same, and that he has good reason to believe that the said goods or some of them are concealed in the house of one , and Saith no further,
Subscribed & sworn to before me this 10th. day of Feby. 1843.
Joseph Smith, Mayor
The following is a copy of the Warrant granted upon the foregoing Oath.—
State of Illinois)
City of )
The State of to all Sheriffs, Marshals, Coroners, and Constables of said ; Greeting: Whereas it appears to me Joseph Smith, Mayor of the said City of , in said , that the following Goods and Chattels, to wit: blue drilling and red flannel, and a fifty Dollar Bill on the Planters Bank of Alabama, and 2 Shares of Stock in the , and other Goods, were on the 23rd. of January last feloniously taken, stolen and carried away out of the house of of said , and that the said doth on Oath declare that he verily believes that the said goods and Chattels or part of them, are concealed in the house of one , in the said and aforesaid.— These are therefore to Command you in the name of the people of the State of with the necessary and proper assistance, to enter in the day time, the house of the said or of said , and aforesaid, and there diligently search for the said goods and Chattels, and if the same or any part thereof be found upon such search, that you bring the said Goods so found and also the Body of the said forthwith before me, or some Alderman of said to be disposed of and dealt with according to law.— Given under my hand and Seal this 10th. day of february 1843.— Joseph Smith, Mayor. L. S.
The following is the return made on the foregoing Warrant.—
I have executed this Writ and have the Goods here present before you together with the bodies of , and , in whose houses I found the aforesaid property. this 10th. day of february 1843, at .