Habeas Corpus, 8 August 1842, Copy [Extradition of JS for Accessory to Assault]

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State of )
City of )
Special term of the Municipal Court of the City of <​8th day of Augt​> of Augt. 8th. 1842 Augt. 8th. 1842
The Judges of said Court To , of the County of & aforesaid Greeting.
We command you <​that you​> do forthwith without excuse or delay bring or cause to be brought before this Court at their Chambers in the City of , the body of Joseph Smith, by whatever name or condition he is known or called & who is unlawfully detained in your custody, as it is said, together with the day & cause of his caption & detention then and there to perform and abide such order and direction as the said Court shall make in that behalf. And hereof make due return under the penalty of which the Law directs
In testimony whereof we have set our hand and affixed the seal of said Court this 8th day of Augt. A.<​C​>D. 1842.
) Chief Justice pro tem
) Associate Justices
Seal of the Corpn
Attest Clerk of <​the​> Municipal Court of the city of Ills.
A true copy
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I was present and saw the City Marshal, deliver the original Writ, of which the within is a true Copy, to within named, on Monday the 8th. day of August 1842, between two & three OClock P.M. at the Corner of the Lot upon which ’s <​dwelling​> House stands, & it was Endorsed with the following Words, “By the Act”.—
August 8th. 1842.
Copy Writ of Habeas Corpus for Joseph Smith. [p. [2]]


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    Notation and docket in handwriting of James Sloan.