Docket Entry, circa 17 January 1844 [State of Illinois v. Sympson]
Docket Entry, [, Hancock Co., IL], ca. 17 Jan. 1844, State of IL v. Sympson (Nauvoo, IL, Justice of the Peace Court 1844); Robinson and Johnson, Docket Book, 197; handwriting of ; Collection of Manuscripts about Mormons, 1832–1954, Chicago History Museum. Includes redaction.
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