Execution, 19 November 1839 [Boosinger v. JS et al.]

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State of Missouri) Sct [scilicet]
County of )
The State of To the Sheriff of the County of Greeting: Whereas on the tenth day of Nov. 1839 at our Circuit Court hath recovered Judgment by default against against [p. 9] Joseph Smith Junr. & on for the sum of eight hundred and five dollars damages and also his Costs and which to the said were adjudged for his damages and Costs
These therefore command you that of the property attached to wit The North West qr. of North East qr. of Section twenty four Township 56. Range 29. Also North— East qr of South East qr of Section twelve township 56. Range 29. Also 17 acres West of lot No. 2. on North east quarter of Section 5— Township 56. Range 29. & also one bay horse one bed stead, one table one book case, one wash stand & two spit boxes— your Cause to made the damages and Costs and that you certify how you execute this writ.
LS Witness Clerk of said Court with the Seal thereof affexed at office this 19th day of November 1839.
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This Came to hand this 28th. Nov. 1839
A. H. Skidmore Dpty
Sheriff — [p. 10]
I do hereby certify that I executed the within writ by levying on the following land of the within named & others To wit
N.W. qr of N.E qr Sec. 24. Town 56 Range 29. N.E qr S.E qr Sec 12 Town. 56. R. 29. also 17 acres West of lot No. 2. on N.E qr Sec 5. Town 56. R 29. & put up notices as the law requires for twenty days before the day of Sale & on the first day of the Court which was on the 9th of said month & while the Circuit Court was in Session put up the interest right & claim said Smith & others to said land & Asa D. Brasher having the highest and best bid for said land for thirty dollars it was struck off to him accordingly. All done in this 9th. March 1840.
John Skidmore Sheriff
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Damages— $805.00
Clerk’s fees— 4.72
Serving . & writ— 1.00
Sheriff’s fees— 1.00
Calling each party— 50
Printers fee 5.25
Dpy Sheriff 50
Deed 7.00
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State of Missouri) SS [scilicet]
County of )
I Elliot Roberts Clerk of the Circuit Court within and for the <​​> aforesaid do certify that the foregoing twelve pages of which constitutes one do contain a full, true and complete transcript of the record and proceedings had and taken in a certain action of debt lately determined in our said Court between the Parties therein named as fully as the same remains of record in my office.
In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court at office this the 8th day of January 1842.
Elliot Roberts Clerk
I sole Judge of the fifth Judicial circuit of the State of , Composed of the counties of , , , and Carroll do certify that Elliott Roberts whose name and attestation is affixed to the foregoing certificate was at the time of making of making the sworn Clerk of the Circuit Court duly commissioned and qualified as such and that his said Certificate is in due form of law. Given under my hand this 28th day of february A.D. 1842
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    TEXT: “LS” (locus sigilli, Latin for “location of the seal”) enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal.  

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    TEXT: Explanatory text separates the following notations, presumably copied from the verso of the original document, from the copied body text. The notations copied below are not necessarily a complete representation of all the text on the verso of the original document.  

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    Certification in unidentified handwriting.  

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    Signature of Austin A King.