Power of Attorney, 13 June 1843, Unidentified Scribe Copy–B [Extradition of JS for Treason]
, Power of Attorney, to , , Cole Co., MO, 13 June 1843; Extradition of JS for Treason (Nauvoo, IL, Municipal Court 1843). Copied [between 23 and 30 June 1843]; unidentified handwriting; docket by unidentified scribe, [between 23 and 30 June 1843]; notation by , , Hancock Co., IL, [ca. 3 July 1843]; three pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes seal.
Know ye that I Governor of the State of , having full trust & confidence in the integrity & abilities of , do hereby constitute and appoint him <as the> agent of the said State of , to proceed to the State of , for the purpose of receiving from the proper authorities of that one Joseph Smith jr charged with treason by him committed against the State of , & as having fled from Justice to the State of & I do hereby direct & authorise <& direct> said , to convey said Joseph Smith jr from the State of , & deliver him to the custody of the Sherriff of in the State of In testimony whereof I haver hereunto set my hand & caused to be affixed this great seal of the State of