Indictment, circa 10 April 1839, Copy [State of Missouri v. JS for Receiving Stolen Goods]

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State of Missouri)
County of )
In Circuit Court April Term Eighteen hundred and Thirty nine
to wit—
The Grand Jurors for the State of for the Body of the County of aforesaid upon their Oath present that, Joseph Smith Jr late of said on the first day of October in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and Thirty Eight with force and Arms at the aforesaid, of and from one one Saddle of the value of Twenty dollars, of the Goods and Chattels of George Worthington, feloniously did Receive and have, he the said Joseph Smith Jr, then and there well knowing the said Saddle to have been taken, Stolen, and carried away, against the form of the Statute in such case made and Provided, and against the Peace and Dignity of the
Circuit Attorny
State of Missouri) SS [scilicet]
County of )
I Clerk of the Circuit Court within and for the County of Aforesaid do hereby cert[if]y that the foregoing is a True, full, and Perfect Copy of the original Indictment against Joseph Smith Jr, now on file in my office—
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and <​Private​> Seal the Twentieth day of April 1839
Clerk [p. [1]]
State of
vs) Receiving Stolen Goods
Joseph Smith Jr
A Robert P Peniston [Sr.] foreman of the Grand Jury
Filed July 12th 1839
Clrk [p. [2]]


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    Docket and notations in handwriting of Robert Wilson.  

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    Notation in handwriting of Roger N. Todd.