Docket Entry, between 30 November and circa 3 December 1842, Circuit Court Copy [City of Nauvoo v. Davis for Slander of JS–C]

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Aldermen and who were brought by the , & attachment returned endorsed “served on the above names, & brought before the Court, fees 75¢, paid for Team 50¢, Marshal.— Spnas [Subpoenas] issued also & 9 Witnesses served, s fees $1,12½.—
, on behalf of ,— stated that the affidt. was made on a broad Scale, & that the Court had not jurisdiction to try this case, & cited the <​Sec​> 17 of the Charter. for the ,— replied, in support of the affidt., & of the Court having jurisdiction, & stated <​​> Case.
The by his , pleaded, Not Guilty.
, , Andrew M. Gravel, Chas. Seidel, James A. Easton, James I. Gilbert, & Witnesses, were sworn & examined, & several of them crossexamined.— spoke upon the evidence, as also did . The Witnesses,— Easton and Gravel and Seidel claimed their fees. Whereupon, The Judgment of the Court is, that be, & is fined, to pay a sum of fifty Dollars, and full Costs of Suit, and that he also enter into a Recognizance in a sum of two hundred Dollars, to keep the peace and be of good behaviour towards the people of the generally, for six Months, & especially towards Joseph Smith, & upon his declining or neglecting to pay said fine & Costs, & enter into said Recognizance, then to be imprisoned until discharged by due course of law.— Court adjourned at half past ten OClock p. m.
Decr 6th. 1842.— Commitment for want of giving Recognizance & paying fine & Costs, was delivered to the this day, & was directed to the , as such .
Decr. 8th. 1842. A transcript of the Judgment & proceedings in this cause, was made out, by request of , & handed to him, fee recd 50¢.
Decr 9th 1842.— the Deft entered into a recognizance pursuant to the above Judgment.
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Aldermen and who were brought by the , & attachment returned endorsed “served on the above names, & brought before the Court, fees 75¢, paid for Team 50¢, Marshal.— Spnas [Subpoenas] issued also & 9 Witnesses served, s fees $1,12½.—
, on behalf of ,— stated that the affidt. was made on a broad Scale, & that the Court had not jurisdiction to try this case, & cited the Sec 17 of the Charter. for the ,— replied, in support of the affidt., & of the Court having jurisdiction, & stated Case.
The by his , pleaded, Not Guilty.
, , Andrew M. Gravel, Chas. Seidel, James A. Easton, James I. Gilbert, & Witnesses, were sworn & examined, & several of them crossexamined.— spoke upon the evidence, as also did . The Witnesses,— Easton and Gravel and Seidel claimed their fees. Whereupon, The Judgment of the Court is, that be, & is fined, to pay a sum of fifty Dollars, and full Costs of Suit, and that he also enter into a Recognizance in a sum of two hundred Dollars, to keep the peace and be of good behaviour towards the people of the generally, for six Months, & especially towards Joseph Smith, & upon his declining or neglecting to pay said fine & Costs, & enter into said Recognizance, then to be imprisoned until discharged by due course of law.— Court adjourned at half past ten OClock p. m.
Decr 6th. 1842.— Commitment for want of giving Recognizance & paying fine & Costs, was delivered to the this day, & was directed to the , as such .
Decr. 8th. 1842. A transcript of the Judgment & proceedings in this cause, was made out, by request of , & handed to him, fee recd 50¢.
Decr 9th 1842.— the Deft entered into a recognizance pursuant to the above Judgment.
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