Docket Entry, between 12 January and circa 6 February 1819 [Joseph Smith Sr. v. J. Hurlbut]

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Justices Court
The jury Drawn and sworn were
James White
Lemuel Spear
Zebulon Reeves
Th[omas] P Baldwin
Thomas Rogers
Alva Handee [Hendee]
John Russel[l]
Timothy C Strong
Stephen Spear
Levi Jackson
Dorastus Cole
Denison Rogers
The names of the witnesses sworn & examined were as follows, Plaintiffs witnesses
Joseph Smith Junr.
Silas Shirtliff
George Proper
Ara Canfield
Defendants wit
Fanny Lee
Lemuel Lee
Ephraim Huntl[e]y
Jared D Ainsworth
Henry Stod[d]ard
Solomon Tice
James Cole
Summons issued January 12th 1819
Returnable the 22d inst. at 2 oclock P.M at my office in , personally servd January 13th 1819 by D Handee [Daniel Hendee] Constable January 22d parties were called and presant s Declaration was for several articles of account and one item was for Damages which Plaintiff sustained in the purchase of a span of horses of which horses was said to be unsound. Defendant Denies the Charge and pleads a set off of a balance Due on a note and several articles of account Court adjourned till the 30th inst to Asa Lilly at the request of the parties. January 30th parties presant plaintiff requests that the cause should be tried by a jury vinora issued January 30th and for want of a constable to serve it the Court adjourned till the 6th of Feb[r]uary 1819 at 1 oclock P.M at the request of the Plaintiff and by consent of the Defendant February 6th parties presant, Jury summond by Daniel Handee Constable and Drawn and after hearing the proof and alagation of Both parties they found for the plaintiff $40.78
Judgment against Defendant for $40 78
Cost of suit—— 4 76
$45 54
N:B the summons issued in the above suit was for tresspass on the Case for fifty Dollars or under, This May certify that the above is a correct return which has been before me and that the Defendant in the above e[n]titled suit appeals to the court of Common Pleas for the County of
Given under my hand at this 9th day of February 1819
Abraham Spear JP
JP [p. [1]]
On appeal
Filed Feby. 17th. 1819 [p. [2]]


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    Notation and certification in handwriting of Abraham Spear.  

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    Docket in unidentified handwriting.  

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    Notation in unidentified handwriting.