Petition, 30 May 1844 [United States v. Jeremiah Smith on Habeas Corpus–B]
, Petition, to Nauvoo Municipal Court, , Hancock Co., IL, 30 May 1844, U.S. v. Jeremiah Smith on Habeas Corpus–B (Nauvoo, IL, Municipal Court 1844); unidentified handwriting; signature of ; certified by , 30 May 1844; docket and notation by , [, Hancock Co., IL], 30 May 1844; four pages; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL. Includes seal.
The petition of respectfully represents that he has been for some time past residing in said — that on the [blank] day of May 1844 while so a resident of said , he was arrested at said by one & is now detained by him in custody as a prisoner.
That there is no legal cause for his arrest and imprisonment
That neither the warrant <of which a copy is hereunto annexed> or any othe[r] paper or writ under which said pretends to act set forth any charge or offence known to the Law.
That said is not legally authorized to act in the premises.
That your has before this time been twice arrested, and after examination had has been twice acquitted & discharged on the subject matter which forms the ground work of this his present imprisonment— viz once by & before His Honor Charles Mason Judge of the District Court for the Territory of and chief Justice of the Suprem Court of said Territory and again by & before the Municipal Court of [p. ]