Power of Attorney, 13 June 1843, Unidentified Scribe Copy–B [Extradition of JS for Treason]

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Executive Department
City of
Know ye that I Governor of the State of , having full trust & confidence in the integrity & abilities of , do hereby constitute and appoint him <​as the​> agent of the said State of , to proceed to the State of , for the purpose of receiving from the proper authorities of that one Joseph Smith jr charged with treason by him committed against the State of , & as having fled from Justice to the State of & I do hereby direct & authorise <​& direct​> said , to convey said Joseph Smith jr from the State of , & deliver him to the custody of the Sherriff of in the State of In testimony whereof I haver hereunto set my hand & caused to be affixed this great seal of the State of
Done at the City of [p. [1]] this 13th of June in the year of our Lord 1843
By the Governor
James L Miner
Secretary of State
LS [3/4 page blank] [p. [2]]
[page [3] blank] [p. [3]]
Gov to Power of att
This is the Copy Warrant of Attorney referred to in the return made by upon the writ of served upon him in the Case of Joseph Smith Senior before the Municipal Court of the City of , Ills. upon the 30th day of June 1843.—
Clerk of the Municipal Court of the City of , Ills.— [p. [4]]


  1. 1

    TEXT: “LS” (locus sigilli, Latin for “location of the seal”) enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal.  

  2. new scribe logo

    Docket in unidentified handwriting.  

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    Notation in handwriting of James Sloan.