Habeas Corpus, 10 October 1843 [State of Illinois v. Drown on Habeas Corpus]
, , to City Marshal  or , , Hancock Co., IL, 10 Oct. 1843, State of IL v. Drown on Habeas Corpus (Nauvoo, IL, Municipal Court 1843); handwriting of ; witnessed by , 10 Oct. 1843; docket and notations by , [, Hancock Co., IL], 10 Oct. 1843; notations by , 11 Oct., 13 Oct., and 17 Oct. 1843; two pages; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL. Includes seal.
The people of the State of , to the <or any constable > of said , Greeting
Whereas application has been made before the Municipal court of said that the body of one , of is in the custody of Samuel Waterman a constable in & and for ;
These are therefore to command the said Samuel Waterman to safely safely have the body of said in his custody detained as it is said, together with the day and cause of his caption and detention, by whatsoever name the said may be known or called, before the Municipal Court of said . forthwith, to abide such order as the said court shall make in there <their> behalf; and further, if the said Samuel Waterman or other person or persons having said in custody, shall refuse or neglect to comply with the provisions of this writ, you, the Marshal of said , or other person authorized to serve the same, are hereby required to arrest the person or persons so refusing or neglecting to comply as aforesaid, and bring him or them, together with the person in his or their custody, forthwith, before the Municipal court aforesaid, to be dealt with according to law, and herein fail not, and bring this writ with you.
Witness , Clerk of the Municipal Court, at , this 10th. day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three.