Docket Entry, between 30 November and circa 3 December 1842, Circuit Court Copy [City of Nauvoo v. Davis for Slander of JS–C]
Docket Entry, , Hancock Co., IL, between 30 Nov. and ca. 3 Dec. 1842, City of Nauvoo v. Davis for Slander of JS–C (Hancock Co., IL, Circuit Court 1843). Copied  Feb. 1843; handwriting of ; certified by ,  Feb. 1843; docket by , [, Hancock Co., IL],  Feb. 1843; docket and notation in handwriting of , [, Hancock Co., IL], 28 Feb. 1843; four pages; Nauvoo Legal Proceedings, BYU. Includes seal.
Novr. 30th. 1842. Complaint was made on Oath, by Joseph Smith, (before Alderman, against the , as follows, to wit,) “that he has been informed and verily believes that one of the and aforesaid, did on or about the 25th. instant, and at divers other times previous to that time, and before the commencement of this suit, make use of indecent, unbecoming, abusive, and ridiculous language concerning the acts and character of Deponent, contrary to the Ordinances of said in such cases made & provided.”
Novr. 30th. 1842.— Warrant issued upon said Complaint directed to the , returnable at two OClock P. M. on the 2nd. day of Decr. 1842, at the Mayors in said , before the Municipal Court.
Novr. 30th. 1842.— Two Subpoenas issued, for Andw. M. Gravel, Charles Seidel, , , Geo Stevens, Jas I. Gilbert, , & to appear, in the above cause.— s fees as returned $1,00.—
Aldermen , , & met at two OClock p. m. on friday Decr 2nd. 1842, and an was issued & handed to the to enforce the attendance of Aldermen , , , & .— Aldermen & came soon after, & was elected president pro tem, but by reason of the absence of Witnesses, the Court adjourned until 6 OClock p. m. on (tomorrow,) Saturday—
Decr 3rd. 1842.— s fees on attachment 75¢.
Decr. 3rd. 1842.— Aldermen , , , and attended according to adjournment,— the stated that could not attend in consequence of sickness in his family. An attachment issued for Aldermen [p. ]