Trial Report, 5–19 January 1843, as Published in Reports [Extradition of JS for Accessory to Assault]
Trial Report, [, Sangamon Co., IL], 5–19 Jan. 1843, Extradition of JS for Accessory to Assault (United States Circuit Court for the District of IL 1843). Published in John McLean, Reports of Cases Argued and Decided in the Circuit Court of the United States, for the Seventh Circuit, vol. 3, Cincinnati: Derby, Bradley and Co., 1847, pp. 121–139. Includes typeset signature marks.
The following case was decided by , the district judge. Judge McLean does not attend the winter term in .
Joseph Smith, (the Mormon Prophet,) on .
&, counsel for Smith.
, attorney general, for the state of .
This case came before the court upon a return to a writ of habeas corpus, which was issued by this court on the 31st of December, 1842, upon a petition for a habeas corpus on the relation of Joseph Smith, setting forth that he was arrested and in custody of , sheriff of , upon a warrant issued by the of the state of , upon a requisition of the of the state of , demanding him to be delivered up to the of , as a fugitive from justice; that his arrest, as aforesaid, was under color of a law of the [p. ]