Warrant, 17 June 1843, Unidentified Scribe Copy–A [Extradition of JS for Treason]
, Warrant, to “all Sheriffs, Coroners, and Constables, of any County of this ” and , for JS, , Sangamon Co., IL, 17 June 1843, Extradition of JS for Treason (Nauvoo, IL, Municipal Court 1843); sealed by . Featured version copied [between 23 and 30 June 1843]; unidentified handwriting; notation by , [, between 23 and 30 June 1843]; notation by , [, Hancock Co., IL], 30 June 1843; two pages; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL. Includes archival marking.
Govenor of the State of To all Sheriffs, Coroners, and Constables, of any County of this and to of the County of Greeting whereas it has been made known to me by the Executive authority of the State of that one Joseph Smith Jr stands charged with the crime of Treason against the State of and alledged that Joseph Smith Jr has fled from the justice of said State of and taken refuge in the State of .
Now therefore I Govenor of the State of , pursuant to the constitution and laws of the and of this do hereby command you to arrest and apprehend the said Joseph Smith Jr, if he be found within the limits of the aforesaid and cause him to be safely kept and delivered to the custody of Esquire who has been duly constituded the agent of the State of to receive said fugitive from the justice of said , he paying all fees and charges for the arrest and apprehension of said Joseph Smith Jr and make due return to the Executive department of this the manner in which this writ may be executed.