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

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State of Illinois)
City of )
Special Term of the Municiple Court of the City of Aug 8th 1842
The Judges of said Court— To of the County of and aforesaid Greeting
We command you that you do forthwith without <​excuse or​> delay bring or cause to be brought before this Cou[r]t at their Chambers in the City of the body of Joseph Smith by whatever name or co[n]dition he is known or called and who is unlawfully detained in your custody as it is said together with the day and cause of his caption and 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
Aug 8th A D 1842)
In Testimony whereof we have set our hands and Affixed the seal of said Court this 8th day of Aug AD 1842
) Chief Justi[ce] pro tem
) Associate Justices
, Clerk of the Municipal Court of the City of , Ills.— [p. [1]]
By the Act [p. [2]]


  1. new scribe logo

    Signatures of Orson Spencer, George W. Harris, William Marks, Newel K. Whitney, and Gustavus Hills.  

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    Certification in handwriting of James Sloan.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Sylvester Emmons.