Docket Entry, circa 29 November 1842, Copy [City of Nauvoo v. Hunter]
Docket Entry, , Hancock Co., IL, ca. 29 Nov. 1842, City of Nauvoo v. Hunter (Hancock Co., IL, Circuit Court 1843). Copied 5 Dec. 1842; handwriting of ; certified by , 5 Dec. 1842; docket by , [, Hancock Co., IL], 5 Dec. 1842; docket and notation by , [, Hancock Co., IL], 7 Dec. 1842; two pages; Nauvoo, IL, Legal Proceedings, BYU. Includes seal.
Municipal Court, at the Mayors , five oClock P. M. November 29th. 1842.
Aldermen , , , , & . was elected President pro tem. opened the Case on behalf of the and read the complaint made by Joseph Smith before upon the 28th day of Novr. Inst..
Novr. 28th. 1842.— Warrant issued to bring Deft. before the Municipal Court, forthwith, & was returned endorsed by Constable, (through the to whom it was directed,) endorsed, “duly served by reading, & delivered the said Prisoner into the charge of by Order of the City , Novr. 29th. 1842, High Constable, fees 31 Cts..
Novr 29th 1842. Subpoena issued by , for , Wm. Thompson, A. E. Miles, , Charles Seidel, & Alexr Gravel, & returned by the , endorsed, “the within served on Messrs. , Wm. Thompson, Chas Seidel, & Alexr. Gravel,— fees 75 Ct. , Marshal.— Same date the returned his claim of $1,00 for notifying the municipal Court to assemble for the Trial of this Cause. Joseph Smith made a further affidavit on same day before , which was read.— The Deft. pleaded guilty to the charge, which charge was for using and making ridiculous and abusive language concerning Joseph Smiths Character, thereby depreciating his moral and religious Character, & using said language contrary to an Ordinance, entitled, “an Ordinance in relation to religious Societies.”
The Court then decided that they would hear Testimony. Wm. Thompson, Alexr. Gravel, & were produced, Sworn, & examined, as Witnesses for the prosecution, the two first named were cross examined by on behalf of Deft.— & was questioned by Deft..—