Recognizance, 24 May 1842 [State of Illinois v. C. L. Higbee]

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State of Illinois) ss. [scilicet]
County of )
Be it remembered, that on the Twenty-fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty Two and personally appeared before me, , one of the justices of the peace in and for the aforesaid, and jointly and severally acknowledged themselves to owe the people of the State of the sum of Two Hundred Dollars, to be levied of their goods and chattels, lands and tenemants, if default Be made in the condition following, to wit:
The condition of this recognizance is such, that if the above bound shall personally be and appear before the circuit court on the first day of the term thereof next to be holden in and for the aforesaid; then and there to answer the a charge of slander and defamation against the character of Joseph Smith And abide the judgment of the Court, and not depart without leave; then this recognizance shall be void: otherwise, it shall be and remain in full force and virtue in law.
Taken and acknowledged before me, on the day and year first above written.
<​ Justice Peace.​> [p. [1]]
’s Bond
Filed September 14th 1842
Clerk [p. [2]]


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    Signatures of Chauncey L. Higbee and Francis M. Higbee.  

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    TEXT: Instances of “L.S.” (locus sigilli, Latin for “location of the seal”) are enclosed in hand-drawn representations of seals.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Ebenezer Robinson.  

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    Notation in handwriting of Jacob Davis.