Summons, 18 March 1839 [Boosinger v. O. Cowdery et al.]

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State of Missouri)
County of )
The State of To the Sheriff of Greeting You are hereby commanded to sumsons [summon] , Joseph Smith Junr. and that they be and appear before the Judge of of our Circuit Court to be held in the town of on the second monday in July next to answer unto in an action of debt by petition and have you then and there this writ. Witness Clerk of said court with LS the seal thereof affixed at this 18th day of March 1839
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I executed the within petition & writ of summons by reading the same to Joseph Smith Jr & in on the 6th day of April 1839. the within named [p. 7] not found in . Given under my— hand this 5th. day of July 1839.
Saml Hadley Sheriff of . [p. 8]
State of Missouri) ss. [scilicet]
County of )
I Elliot Roberts Clerk of the Circuit Court within and for the county of and aforesaid do certify that the foregoing Eleven pages of which this constitutes one do contain a full, true, and complete transcript of the record and proceedings had and taken in a certain action of debt lately determined in our said court between the parties therein named as fully as the sam[e] remains of record in my office.
In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand & affixed the seal of said court at office this the 8th. day of January 1842.
Elliot Roberts Clerk [p. 11]
I sole Judge of the fifth Judicial Circuit of the state of composed of the counties of , , , and Carroll do certify that Elliott Roberts whose name and attestation is affixed to the foregoing certificate was at the time of making the <​same​> Clerk of the Caldwel[l] Circuit Court (it being a court of Record) duly commissioned and qualified as such, and that his said certificate is in due form of law. Given under my hand the 28th day of february 1842
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    TEXT: “LS” (locus sigilli, Latin for “location of the seal”) enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal.  

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    TEXT: Explanatory text separates the following notation, presumably copied from the verso of the original document, from the copied body text. The notation copied below is not necessarily a complete representation of all the text on the verso of the original document.  

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    Certification in handwriting of Austin A. King.