Letter from Hugh Legaré, 31 March 1843 [Forgery]

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March 31. 1843.
You stand accused of high treason. You will deliver yourself up to the at Ill. in order to be tried before the Supreme Court of the next term. The of will be directed to take you in custody if you will not deliver yourself up.— The will issue a Proclamation against you if you obey not this order by May 1. 1843,
Respectfully yours
Hugh S. Legare
Attorney General.
Joseph Smith, Esq. [p. [1]]
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<​By order of Pres. of. ​>
Joseph Smith Esq.
Ill. [p. [4]]


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    Insertion in the handwriting of a second unidentified scribe.