Subpoena, 26 June 1844 [State of Illinois v. JS for Perjury]

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State of Illinois,) Sc[ilice]t.
The People of the State of , TO THE OF SAID GREETING:
WE COMMAND YOU TO SUMMON , —— , and —— if to be found in your , personally to be and appear before the Circuit Court of said , at the Court House, in , on the Twenty first day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-four to testify, and the truth to speak, in relation to a certain matter in controversy, now depending in the said Court, between The People of the state of plaintiff[blank], and Joseph Smith Sen defendant at the instance of the said Defendant laying aside all pretences and excuses whatsoever, under the penalty of what the law directs. And make due return of this writ, and the manner in which you execute the same.
WITNESS, Clerk of our said Circuit Court, at , this Twenty sixth— day of June— in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-four
Clerk. By Depy [p. [1]]
1st. DAY. NO. [blank]
SUBPOENA FOR , , , and
The People
Joseph Smith senr
In the Circuit Court, Illinois.
To the October Term, A. D. 1844
I cannot, in my , find the within named [blank]
Sheriff, , Illinois.
I have served the within Writ, by reading the same to the within named. [blank]
Sheriff, , Ills.
Sheriff’s Fees.
Service of Subpoena, $[blank]
Returning Subpoena 12½
[blank] Miles Travel, [blank]
Total Amount, $0.12½
Sheriff, Ills. [p. [2]]


  1. 1

    TEXT: The form included a blank space in case “plaintiff” needed to be made plural.  

  2. new scribe logo

    Docket printed with manuscript additions in handwriting of David E. Head.  

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    Notation printed with manuscript additions in handwriting of Miner R. Deming