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Docket Entry, between 18 February and circa 8 March 1842 [JS v. Shearer]

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which Warrant. and summons are in the words and figures following to wit:
State of Illinois) ss.
County of )
, one of the Justices of the peace in and for the said County of to the Sheriff of said county Greeting:
Whereas complaint is made to me by Joseph Smith of the county of State of for forcible ditainer of the lands and tenements of the said Joseph Smith. You are therefore commanded on behalf of the State of to cause to come before me upon the 26t day of February A.D. 1842, at the hour of 2 o’clock P.M. at my office in in the said , twelve good and lawful men of the , to inquire upon their oaths into the forcible detainer aforesaid. Given under my hand and seal the 18t day of February <​A.D.​> 1842,
J. P. L. S.
State of Illinois) Ss.
County of )
To the Sheriff of said , Greeting:
Whereas complaint is made to me , one of the Justices of the Peace in and for said , by Joseph Smith, that Thomas J. Shearer does unlawfully claim and hold possession of a certain tract of land owned by the said Joseph Smith, containg one hundred acres being a part of the South West Quarter of Section Five of Township Six North of Range Eight West laying and being in the County of and State of , and that the said Thomas J. Shearer did and still does by force and strong hand hold the possession of the said premises wrongfully and unjustly and to the injury of the said Joseph Smith. You are therefore, hereby commanded to summon the said Thomas J. Shearer to appear before me at my office in the City of , in the said on the 26th day of February A.D. 1842. At 2 o’clock P.M. on said day [p. 110]
which Warrant. and summons are in the words and figures following to wit:
State of Illinois) ss.
County of )
, one of the Justices of the peace in and for the said County of to the Sheriff of said county Greeting:
Whereas complaint is made to me by Joseph Smith of the county of State of for forcible ditainer of the lands and tenements of the said Joseph Smith. You are therefore commanded on behalf of the State of to cause to come before me upon the 26t day of February A.D. 1842, at the hour of 2 o’clock P.M. at my office in in the said , twelve good and lawful men of the , to inquire upon their oaths into the forcible detainer aforesaid. Given under my hand and seal the 18t day of February A.D. 1842,
J. P. L. S.
State of Illinois) Ss.
County of )
To the Sheriff of said , Greeting:
Whereas complaint is made to me , one of the Justices of the Peace in and for said , by Joseph Smith, that Thomas J. Shearer does unlawfully claim and hold possession of a certain tract of land owned by the said Joseph Smith, containg one hundred acres being a part of the South West Quarter of Section Five of Township Six North of Range Eight West laying and being in the County of and State of , and that the said Thomas J. Shearer did and still does by force and strong hand hold the possession of the said premises wrongfully and unjustly and to the injury of the said Joseph Smith. You are therefore, hereby commanded to summon the said Thomas J. Shearer to appear before me at my office in the City of , in the said on the 26th day of February A.D. 1842. At 2 o’clock P.M. on said day [p. 110]
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