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Introduction to State of Illinois v. Little

State of Illinois v. Little
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Mayor’s Court, 25 July 1842
 
Historical Introduction
On 21 July 1842, William Seely swore a complaint before JS as mayor of , Illinois, stating that he had been assaulted by Edwin Little earlier that day. It is unknown what difficulty existed between the two parties. Constable executed the warrant by bringing Little to court.
Miles Bosworth and Solomon Freeman were summoned to testify for the prosecution, but their testimony was not required. After Little was examined by the court, he pleaded guilty to the charge. law provided the fine could “not exceed one hundred dollars, nor be less than three dollars.” JS fined Little five dollars plus court costs. An execution issued for the debt and costs was paid in full on 3 October.
 
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.
State of Illinois v. Little
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Mayor’s Court, 25 July 1842
 
Historical Introduction
On 21 July 1842, William Seely swore a complaint before JS as mayor of , Illinois, stating that he had been assaulted by Edwin Little earlier that day. It is unknown what difficulty existed between the two parties. Constable executed the warrant by bringing Little to court.
Miles Bosworth and Solomon Freeman were summoned to testify for the prosecution, but their testimony was not required. After Little was examined by the court, he pleaded guilty to the charge. law provided the fine could “not exceed one hundred dollars, nor be less than three dollars.” JS fined Little five dollars plus court costs. An execution issued for the debt and costs was paid in full on 3 October.
 
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.
 
  • 1842 (5)
    • July (5)
      21 July 1842

      William Seely, Complaint, before JS as Mayor and Justice of the Peace, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL

      • 21 July 1842; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL; handwriting of William W. Phelps; probable signature of William Seely; signature of JS; docket in handwriting of William W. Phelps.
      21 July 1842

      JS as Mayor and Justice of the Peace, Warrant, to Nauvoo City Marshal, for Edwin Little, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL

      • 21 July 1842; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL; handwriting of William W. Phelps; signature of JS; docket in handwriting of William W. Phelps; notation in handwriting of George Morey.
      25 July 1842

      JS as Mayor and Justice of the Peace, Subpoena, to Nauvoo City Marshal, for Miles Bosworth and Solomon Freeman, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL

      • 25 July 1842; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL; handwriting of James Sloan; signature of JS; notation in handwriting of George Morey.
      25 July 1842

      JS as Mayor and Justice of the Peace, Execution, to Nauvoo City Marshal, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL

      • 25 July 1842; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL; handwriting of James Sloan; signature of JS; docket in handwriting of James Sloan; endorsement in handwriting of Henry G. Sherwood; notations in handwriting of James Sloan and Dimick B. Huntington.
      Ca. 25 July 1842

      Docket Entry, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL

      • Ca. 25 July 1842; Nauvoo Mayor’s Court Docket Book, 33; handwriting of James Sloan; notation in handwriting of James Sloan.