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Introduction to City of Nauvoo v. Clements and N. Tanner

City of Nauvoo v. Clements and N. Tanner
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Mayor’s Court, 19 December 1842
 
Historical Introduction
On 17 December 1842, Adah Winchell Clements filed a complaint before JS in the , Illinois, mayor’s court, accusing her husband, Albert, and Nathan Tanner of assault and battery by “striking, dragging, pulling, and otherwise abusing” her. The cause of the altercation is uncertain, but Adah and Albert had been having marital difficulties. She also accused the two men of violating Nauvoo’s city ordinance concerning disorderly persons. When Albert Clements and Nathan Tanner were brought to trial, only the city ordinance was brought up, not the assault charge.
JS presided at the trial on 19 December. Nine witnesses testified, including Adah and three of Tanner’s relatives. The court fined each of the defendants ten dollars and ordered Albert Clements to enter a recognizance of fifty dollars, guaranteeing that he would keep the peace for the next six months. Both Tanner and Albert Clements signed the recognizance, binding themselves to pay the money if Clements failed to keep the peace.
 
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Calendar of Documents
 
17 December 1842 Adah Winchell Clements, Complaint, before JS as Mayor and Justice of the Peace, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL
17 Dec. 1842; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL; handwriting of James Sloan; signature of Adah Winchell Clements by her mark; signature of JS; docket and notation in handwriting of James Sloan.
 
17 December 1842 JS, Warrant, to Nauvoo City Marshal, for Albert Clements and Nathan Tanner, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL
17 Dec. 1842; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL; handwriting of James Sloan; signature of JS; docket and notation in handwriting of James Sloan; notation in handwriting of John D. Parker.
 
19 December 1842 JS as Mayor and Justice of the Peace, Subpoena, to Nauvoo City Marshal, for Susan McArthur and Others, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL
19 Dec. 1842; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL; handwriting of James Sloan; docket and notation in handwriting of James Sloan; notation in handwriting of John D. Parker.
 
19 December 1842 JS as Mayor and Justice of the Peace, Execution, to Nauvoo City Marshal, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL
19 Dec. 1842; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL; handwriting of James Sloan; signature of JS; docket and notation in handwriting of James Sloan; notations in handwriting of John D. Parker.
 
19 December 1842 JS as Mayor, Recognizance, for Albert Clements and Nathan Tanner, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL
19 Dec. 1842; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL; handwriting of James Sloan; signatures of Albert Clements and Nathan Tanner; signature of JS; docket in handwriting of James Sloan.
 
Ca. 19 December 1842 Docket Entry, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL
Ca. 19 Dec. 1842; Nauvoo Mayor’s Court Docket Book, 42; handwriting of James Sloan; notation in handwriting of James Sloan.
 
Between 19 December 1842 and 7 March 1843 Nauvoo City Treasurer, Receipt, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL, to John D. Parker
Between 19 Dec. 1842 and 7 Mar. 1843. Not extant.
City of Nauvoo v. Clements and N. Tanner
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Mayor’s Court, 19 December 1842
 
Historical Introduction
On 17 December 1842, Adah Winchell Clements filed a complaint before JS in the , Illinois, mayor’s court, accusing her husband, Albert, and Nathan Tanner of assault and battery by “striking, dragging, pulling, and otherwise abusing” her. The cause of the altercation is uncertain, but Adah and Albert had been having marital difficulties. She also accused the two men of violating Nauvoo’s city ordinance concerning disorderly persons. When Albert Clements and Nathan Tanner were brought to trial, only the city ordinance was brought up, not the assault charge.
JS presided at the trial on 19 December. Nine witnesses testified, including Adah and three of Tanner’s relatives. The court fined each of the defendants ten dollars and ordered Albert Clements to enter a recognizance of fifty dollars, guaranteeing that he would keep the peace for the next six months. Both Tanner and Albert Clements signed the recognizance, binding themselves to pay the money if Clements failed to keep the peace.
 
Related Case
 
Calendar of Documents
 
17 December 1842 Adah Winchell Clements, Complaint, before JS as Mayor and Justice of the Peace, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL
17 Dec. 1842; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL; handwriting of James Sloan; signature of Adah Winchell Clements by her mark; signature of JS; docket and notation in handwriting of James Sloan.
 
17 December 1842 JS, Warrant, to Nauvoo City Marshal, for Albert Clements and Nathan Tanner, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL
17 Dec. 1842; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL; handwriting of James Sloan; signature of JS; docket and notation in handwriting of James Sloan; notation in handwriting of John D. Parker.
 
19 December 1842 JS as Mayor and Justice of the Peace, Subpoena, to Nauvoo City Marshal, for Susan McArthur and Others, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL
19 Dec. 1842; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL; handwriting of James Sloan; docket and notation in handwriting of James Sloan; notation in handwriting of John D. Parker.
 
19 December 1842 JS as Mayor and Justice of the Peace, Execution, to Nauvoo City Marshal, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL
19 Dec. 1842; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL; handwriting of James Sloan; signature of JS; docket and notation in handwriting of James Sloan; notations in handwriting of John D. Parker.
 
19 December 1842 JS as Mayor, Recognizance, for Albert Clements and Nathan Tanner, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL
19 Dec. 1842; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL; handwriting of James Sloan; signatures of Albert Clements and Nathan Tanner; signature of JS; docket in handwriting of James Sloan.
 
Ca. 19 December 1842 Docket Entry, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL
Ca. 19 Dec. 1842; Nauvoo Mayor’s Court Docket Book, 42; handwriting of James Sloan; notation in handwriting of James Sloan.
 
Between 19 December 1842 and 7 March 1843 Nauvoo City Treasurer, Receipt, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL, to John D. Parker
Between 19 Dec. 1842 and 7 Mar. 1843. Not extant.