Complaint, 9 February 1844 [State of Illinois v. Withers]

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State of Illinois) ss [scilicet]
County of Hancock)
City of )
On the 9th day of February 1844 came before me Joseph Smith Mayor of said and after being duly sworn deposeth and saith that on the 8th day of february 1844, near A. Hodges Blacksmith’s Shop in said . , of said did violently assault insult your said , by calling your said a liar, and by offering your said other abusive language, and did violently assault your said by attempting to shoot your said with a and pistol, and did otherwise assault and abuse your said contrary to the statutes of said states, and again[s]t the peace and dignity of the people of the aforesaid and your said wishes him dea prays that the said may be dealt with according to law
Subscribed and Sworn to this 9th day of February 1844— before me—
Clerk of the Mayors cort [p. [1]]
Feby 9. 1844
Affidavit of [p. [2]]


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    Signature of Jacob Shumaker.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Thomas Bullock.