Recognizance, 19 December 1842 [City of Nauvoo v. Clements and N. Tanner]

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State of Illinois) s.s. [scilicet]
Hancock County)
City of )
Be it Remembered that on the nineteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two Albert Clements and Nathan Tener [Tanner] personally appeared before me Joseph Smith, Mayor, and one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the City of , and jointly and severally acknowledged themselves to owe the People of the State of the sum of Fifty Dollars, to be levied of their goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, if default be made in the Condition following, to wit:
The Condition of this Recognizance is such, that if the above bound Albert Clements, (who hath been this day convicted of a breach of a City Ordinance, entitled “an Ordinance Concerning Vagrants and disorderly Persons”,) shall be of the peace and good behaviour towards the Citizens of the generally, and especially towards Adah [Winchell] Clements, for the space of Six Months from the date hereof, then this Recognizance shall be Void; otherwise to be and remain in full force and Virtue in Law.—
Albert Clements Seal
Nathan Tanner Seal
Taken and acknowledged before me, on the day and year first above Written.—
Joseph Smith Mayor [p. [1]]
Decr. 19th. 1842.
City of ) Recognizance to keep the Peace, by Clements.—
Albert Clements)
& Nathan Tener)
[p. [2]]


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    Signatures of Albert Clements and Nathan Tanner.  

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    TEXT: Instances of “Seal” are enclosed in hand-drawn representations of seals.  

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    Signature of JS.  

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    Docket in handwriting of James Sloan.