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Introduction to Harwood v. A. Brown

Harwood v. A. Brown
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Mayor’s Court, 1 September 1842
 
Historical Introduction
Around 1 September 1842, Joseph Harwood filed a complaint before JS in the , Illinois, mayor’s court, claiming that had failed to pay him $44.06 “for Work and labour.” JS issued an order summoning Brown to answer the complaint by appearing in the mayor’s court on 5 September. Constable served the summons on Brown. However, on the appointed trial date JS was in hiding to evade arrest for his alleged complicity in the attempted assassination of former governor . The docket entry simply noted JS’s absence and stated that “the Cause could not be proceeded upon.”
 
Calendar of Documents
This calendar lists all known documents created by or for the court, whether extant or not. It does not include versions of documents created for other purposes, though those versions may be listed in footnotes. In certain cases, especially in cases concerning unpaid debts, the originating document (promissory note, invoice, etc.) is listed here. Note that documents in the calendar are grouped with their originating court. Where a version of a document was subsequently filed with another court, that version is listed under both courts.
Harwood v. A. Brown
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Mayor’s Court, 1 September 1842
 
Historical Introduction
Around 1 September 1842, Joseph Harwood filed a complaint before JS in the , Illinois, mayor’s court, claiming that had failed to pay him $44.06 “for Work and labour.” JS issued an order summoning Brown to answer the complaint by appearing in the mayor’s court on 5 September. Constable served the summons on Brown. However, on the appointed trial date JS was in hiding to evade arrest for his alleged complicity in the attempted assassination of former governor . The docket entry simply noted JS’s absence and stated that “the Cause could not be proceeded upon.”
 
Calendar of Documents
This calendar lists all known documents created by or for the court, whether extant or not. It does not include versions of documents created for other purposes, though those versions may be listed in footnotes. In certain cases, especially in cases concerning unpaid debts, the originating document (promissory note, invoice, etc.) is listed here. Note that documents in the calendar are grouped with their originating court. Where a version of a document was subsequently filed with another court, that version is listed under both courts.