Habeas Corpus, 31 December 1842, Willard Richards Copy [Extradition of JS for Accessory to Assault]
, , to and , , Sangamon Co., IL, 31 Dec. 1842, Extradition of JS for Accessory to Assault (United States Circuit Court for the District of IL 1843). Copied [ca. 31 Dec. 1842]; handwriting of ; docket and notations by , [, Sangamon Co., IL], [ca. 31 Dec. 1842]; JS Collection, CHL. Includes archival notation.
Greeting We command you that you do forthwith, without excuse or delay bring or cause to be brought before the circuit court of the for the District of ; at the District Court Room in the City of , the body of Joseph Smith,— by whatever name or addition he is known or called. & who is unlawfully detaind in your custody, as it is said, with the day & cause of his Caption and detention; then & there to perform & abide such order & direction as the Said court Shall make in that behalf— And hereof make due return under the penalty of what the Law Directs
Witness Roger B. Taney Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the at in the District of this 31st Day of December— A. D. 1842 & of our Inderpende[n]ce the 67 year