Minutes, 30 June–1 July 1843, Edward Southwick Draft [Extradition of JS for Treason]

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<​Friday June 30th 1843.​>
This day came Joseph Smith senior by in <​proper​> <​person​> Messrs & his attornies and upon the reading <​and filing​> of the petition for a writ of to be directed or to one to produce and bring and forthwith before said this Court the body of said Smith upon said writ of Habeas Corpus it is ordered and considered by this court that a writ of Habeas Corpus issue in accordance with the prayer of said Petition.
Ordered that Court and jurors until <​nine Eight oclock tommorrow morning​>
Upon the hearing th <​Saturday July 1th. 1843.—​>
This day came the said Joseph H. Smith Senior in proper person, and the said having made return of said writ of Habeas Corpus and produced the body of said Smith in pursuance to the mandate of said writ and after hearing the Evidence of in support of said petition it is ordered and considered by the court that the said Joseph Smith senior be discharged from the said arrest <​and​> and <​and​> imprisonment complained of in said petition— And that the said Smith be discharged <​for want of substance <​in​> the warrant upon which he was arrested as well as——​> upon the merits of said case. <​and that he .​> [p. [1]]
Friday June 30th 1843.
This day came Joseph Smith senior and upon the reading and filing of the petition for a writ of to be directed to one to produce and bring forthwith before this Court the body of said Smith upon said writ of Habeas Corpus it is ordered and considered by this court that a writ of Habeas Corpus issue in accordance with the prayer of said Petition.
Ordered that Court and jurors until Eight oclock tommorrow morning
Saturday July 1th. 1843.—
This day came the said Joseph Smith Senior in proper person, and the said having made return of said writ of Habeas Corpus and produced the body of said Smith in pursuance to the mandate of said writ and after hearing the Evidence in support of said petition it is ordered and considered by the court that the said Joseph Smith senior be discharged from the said arrest and and imprisonment complained of in said petition— And that the said Smith be discharged for want of substance in the warrant upon which he was arrested as well as—— upon the merits of said case. and that he . [p. [1]]
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