Habeas Corpus, 31 December 1842, William Clayton 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 [6 Jan. 1843] in Transcript of Proceedings, –; handwriting of ; JS Collection, CHL. Includes seal.
Greeting— We command you, that you do forthwith, without excuse or delay, bring or cause to be brought, before the 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, and who is unlawfully detained in your custody, as it is said, with the day, and cause of his caption and detention; then & there to perform and abide such order and 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 31 day of December A.D. 1842 & of our Indepence the 67. year.— clk