Order of Commitment, 11 April 1839 [State of Missouri v. Gates et al. for Treason]
Order of Commitment, [Honey Creek Township, Daviess Co., MO], [11 Apr. 1839], State of MO v. Gates et al. for Treason (Daviess Co., MO, Circuit Court 1839). Partially copied ca. 1 July 1839; unidentified handwriting; certified by William Morgan, 1 July 1839; one page; William Morgan Papers, CHL. Includes redactions.
This is to Certify that I Executed the within order by taking the Bodies of the within named Joseph Smith into my Custody and that I summond a gard of four men to wit Wilson Mckinney [McKinny] & John Page to assist me in taking the said Smith &c from E[lisha] B. Creekmores the place of Holding Court in the County of . to the Town of Columbia in the County of State of as Commandid by said order and that on the way from Said E. B. Creekmores in the County of to the town of Columbia aforesaid on the [blank] day of April 1839 the Said smith &c made there escape without the Conivance concent or negligence of myselfs or said guard July 1— 1839