Docket Entry, circa 6 December 1842, Defendant Copy [City of Nauvoo v. Davis for Ardent Spirits]

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City of )
Fine—— $25,00
Costs—— 7,50
Justices Fees—— 6,00
s fees— 4,06¼
s fees— 2,25
8 Witnesses fees— 4 00
Municipal Court sat at 6 OClock P. M. to hear this Cause, Decr. 6th. 1842, special Meeting.— Present Joseph Smith chief Justice,— , , , , and , associate Justices.
Decr. 6th 1842.— produced a Certificate from the of his having filed a Bond with him as such <​.​> with proper security for the Appeal of the decision of the Mayor, against said .— This Appeal was from a Judgment obtained by the against the , before the Mayor, upon the 2nd. day of Decr. inst, for $25,00 fine, & $7,50 Costs, for selling Ardent Spirits by the small quantity on or about the 1st day of Decr. 1842. and at various other times prior to said 1st. day of Decr., contrary to the Ordinance of said in that Case made and provided.
Decr. 6th. 1842.— Subpoena issued for , W. H. Ralston, Jas. I. Gilbert, [blank] Powell, Jas A. Easton, , Joseph A. McCall, Jas Fields, John H. Hoskinson, , Wm. Thompson, , Ebenezer Jennings, Chester D. Stevens, & Elijah Sessions, as Witnesses, & was returned endorsed “served on the above named 12 Persons,— fees $2,25 . Marshal.”
, Col. for the .
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, Wm. Thompson, George W. Thatcher, , Elijah Sessions, Chester D. Stevens, John H. Hoskinson, James Fields, Jas A. Easton, & were sworn, examined and crossexamined, Witnesses in this Cause, & all claimed pay for their attendance unless Thatcher and .—
The s claim for notifying the Aldermen $1,00.—
The proofs, allegations, & arguments having been gone through, The Judgment of the Court is, that the fine adjudged by the [p. [1]] the Mayor against the , for $25,00 & $7,50 Costs, do stand, and same hereby is affirmed, with full Costs of this Trial.— The declared his intention of appealing from this Judgment, & demanded a transcript of the Judgment in this Case.—
Decr. 8th. 1842.— Execution issued, for fine & Costs, as above, but not delivered to the .
State of Illinois)
City of )
The People of the State of , to the City of said , Greeting:
I , Clerk of the Municipal Court of the City of , do hereby Certify, that the foregoing is a true Copy from my docket, of the proceedings and Judgment in the above Case.
Given under my hand, and Seal of said Court, this 8th. day of December <​A. D.​> 1842.—
Seal of the Municipal Court of the City of .
, Clerk of the Municipal Court of the City of .—
No 77
Filed Dec. 9th 1842
Clerk By M. Avise D.C. [p. [2]]


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    TEXT: The text that follows is enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal.  

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    Docket and notation in handwriting of M. Avise.