Habeas Corpus, 12 April 1844 [State of Illinois v. Colton on Habeas Corpus]
, , to City Marshal, , Hancock Co., IL, 12 Apr. 1844, State of IL v. Colton on Habeas Corpus (Nauvoo, IL, Municipal Court 1844); handwriting of ; witnessed by , 12 Apr. 1844; notation by , [, Hancock Co., IL, ca. 12 Apr. 1844]; docket and notations by , 13 Apr. 1844; two pages; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL.
The people of the state of to the of said Greeting:
Whereas application has been made before the Municipal court of said , that the body of , is in the custody of , constable of the county of ,— for causes unknown.— and Secondly by virtue of a warrant of commitmetmet [commitment] from Justice of the peace. p[r]edicated on a warrant Issued by Justice of the piace.— There are therefore to command you the said of the aforesa[i]d to safely Have the body of the said in his custody detained. as it is said together with the day and cause of his caption and detention by whatsoever. same <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 their <this> behalf. and further, if the said . or other person or persons having.— said in custody shall refuse or neglect to comply, with the provisions of this writ. you, the of, said , or other person authoriz[e]d to serve the writ <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 12th day of— April in the year— A. D. 1844