History, 1838–1856, volume D-1 [1 August 1842–1 July 1843]

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<​June 30​> justice to the State of , and I do hereby authorize and direct said to convey said Joseph Smith Jr, from the State of , and deliver him to the custody of the Sheriff of in the State of .
L.S. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused to be affixed the great seal of the State of .
Done at the city of this 13th. day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three. By the Governor. . James L Minor Secretary of State.” [HC 5:464]
, Governor of the State of , to all Sheriffs and Constables of any County of the , and to , of the County of , greeting: Whereas it has been made known to me by the Executive authority of the State of , that one Joseph Smith, Junior, stands charged with the crime of treason, against the State of , and alleged that Joseph Smith Junior has fled from the justice of the said State of , and taken refuge in the State of .
Now therefore I, , Governor of the State of , pursuant to the Constitution and Laws of the and of this , do hereby command you to arrest and apprehend the said Joseph Smith, Junior, if he be found within the limits of the aforesaid, and cause him to be safely kept and delivered to the custody of , Esq., who has been duly constituted the agent of the said State of to receive the said fugitive from the justice of said , he paying all fees and charges for the arrest and apprehension of said Joseph Smith, Junior, and make due returns to the Executive department of this , of the manner in which this writ may be executed. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the great seal of the to be affixed. L.S. Done at the city of this 17th. day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and forty-three, and of the Independence of the the sixty seventh. By the Governor , Thompson Campbell Secretary of State.”
refused to submit to the Writ, but submitted to the and I was delivered into the hands of the of the . I told the Court I had an appointment to preach to the people and requested the privilege from the court which they granted and adjourned until 8 o’Clock to morrow morning ¶ at 5 p.m. I went to the and delivered an address to the public of which the following is a brief synopsis as reported by Dr. and Elder .
“The congregation is large; I shall require attention. I discovered what the emotions of the people were on my arrival at this , and I [HC 5:465] have come here to say “how do you do?” to all parties, and I do now at this time say to all “How do you do?” I meet you with a heart full of gratitude to Almighty God; and I presume you all feel the same. I am well— I am hearty. I hardly know how to express my feelings— I feel as strong as a giant. I pulled sticks with the men coming along, and I pulled up with one hand the strongest man [p. 1596]
June 30 justice to the State of , and I do hereby authorize and direct said to convey said Joseph Smith Jr, from the State of , and deliver him to the custody of the Sheriff of in the State of .
L.S. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused to be affixed the great seal of the State of .
Done at the city of this 13th. day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three. By the Governor. . James L Minor Secretary of State.” [HC 5:464]
, Governor of the State of , to all Sheriffs and Constables of any County of the , and to , of the County of , greeting: Whereas it has been made known to me by the Executive authority of the State of , that one Joseph Smith, Junior, stands charged with the crime of treason, against the State of , and alleged that Joseph Smith Junior has fled from the justice of the said State of , and taken refuge in the State of .
Now therefore I, , Governor of the State of , pursuant to the Constitution and Laws of the and of this , do hereby command you to arrest and apprehend the said Joseph Smith, Junior, if he be found within the limits of the aforesaid, and cause him to be safely kept and delivered to the custody of , Esq., who has been duly constituted the agent of the said State of to receive the said fugitive from the justice of said , he paying all fees and charges for the arrest and apprehension of said Joseph Smith, Junior, and make due returns to the Executive department of this , of the manner in which this writ may be executed. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the great seal of the to be affixed. L.S. Done at the city of this 17th. day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and forty-three, and of the Independence of the the sixty seventh. By the Governor , Thompson Campbell Secretary of State.”
refused to submit to the Writ, but submitted to the and I was delivered into the hands of the of the . I told the Court I had an appointment to preach to the people and requested the privilege from the court which they granted and adjourned until 8 o’Clock to morrow morning ¶ at 5 p.m. I went to the and delivered an address to the public of which the following is a brief synopsis as reported by Dr. and Elder .
“The congregation is large; I shall require attention. I discovered what the emotions of the people were on my arrival at this , and I [HC 5:465] have come here to say “how do you do?” to all parties, and I do now at this time say to all “How do you do?” I meet you with a heart full of gratitude to Almighty God; and I presume you all feel the same. I am well— I am hearty. I hardly know how to express my feelings— I feel as strong as a giant. I pulled sticks with the men coming along, and I pulled up with one hand the strongest man [p. 1596]
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