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Docket Entry, circa 17 January 1844 [State of Illinois v. Sympson]

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State of
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Jan the 17th 1844 Upon the Complaint of Joseph Smith that the he had rec[ei]ved information that one was suspected of be[in]g gui[l]ty of Rob[b]ery and attemp to murd[e]r or Commit or inflict great Bodily injury on the person of one issued a warra[n]t for s’d who being present, acknowledg the service of sd warrant and wife came forwd an[d] sworn and also Joseph Smith, and wife testified, that the s’d did not resemble the man who attemp[t]ed s’d Robery and murder or great Bodily injury on his person it appeared that the s’d was not the Person that was intended by to have been arrestted was discharged for want of Evidence Opinion of Court that no suspissin [suspicion] aught to rest upon the s’d
) Justice of the Peace
)
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State of
vs
Jan the 17th 1844 Upon the Complaint of Joseph Smith that he had received information that one was suspected of being guilty of Robbery and attemp to murder or inflict great Bodily injury on the person of one issued a warrant for s’d who being present, acknowledg the service of sd warrant and wife came forwd and sworn and also Joseph Smith, and wife testified, that the s’d did not resemble the man who attempted s’d Robery and murder or great Bodily injury on his person it appeared that the s’d was not the Person that was intended by to have been arrestted was discharged for want of Evidence Opinion of Court that no suspissin [suspicion] aught to rest upon the s’d
) Justice of the Peace
)
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