Capias ad Respondendum, 22 March 1837 [Kelley v. Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery]

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The State of Ohio)
ss.)
Seal
To the of said . . . Greeting:
We command you, that you take , Joseph Smith Jr. and , of the firm of , and them safely Keep, so that you [p. 97] have them forthwith before the Court of Common Pleas for said now in session at the court house in , to answer unto Hezekiah Kelley in a plea of the case, Damages three thousand dollars; and have you then there this writ. Witness the Hon. . President Judge of said court at this 22d. day of March A. D. 1837.
Clerk.
[. . .]
Suit brought to recover of defts as endorsers of a note of hand made by , & by the name, firm & style of dated 18. June 1836 payable six months after date to the order of defts. at the Bank of Buffalo, and endorsed by defts to John V. Ayer and by John V. Ayer to A. C. Demerrit [Albert C. Demeritt] & by A.C. Demerritt to the plffs. Amt. now due for principal, int. & prot. $2158.00
[. . .]
The State of Ohio ss.) I arrested the within named ; Joseph Smith Jr. and have them now in court this 25th. day of March 1837. the other is not found in my bailiwic.
2d. Shff. Geo W Purple Deputy.” [p. 98]

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