Indictment, circa 10 April 1839 [State of Missouri v. Baldwin et al. for Arson]
Indictment, [Honey Creek Township], Daviess Co., MO, [ca. 10 Apr. 1839], State of MO v. Baldwin et al. for Arson (Daviess Co., MO, Circuit Court 1839); handwriting of ; docket and notation by with probable signature of Robert P. Peniston Sr., [Honey Creek Township, Daviess Co., MO], [ca. 10 April 1839]; two pages; Historical Department, Nineteenth-Century Legal Documents Collection, CHL.
In the Circuit Court April Term eighteen hundred and thirty nine
, to wit,
The Grand Jurors for the State of for the body of the of aforesaid upon their oaths oath present that Caleb[illegible] , ,— Joseph Smith Jr and and [2 lines blank] late of said County of , on the tenth dy day of November in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty eight, <in the night time of the same day> with force and arms, at the County of aforesaid, feloniously unlawfully, and maliciously did set fire to and burn a Certain Store house of one there situate with intent to defraud the and injure the said , against the form of the Statute in such case made and provided and aga[i]nst the peace and dignity —