Summons, 24 February 1844 [Davis v. JS et al.]

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Document Transcript

State of Illinois,) Sct.
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THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF , TO THE OF SAID ,— GREETING:
WE COMMAND YOU TO SUMMON Joseph Smith, & if to be found in your , to appear before the Circuit Court of said county of , on the first day of the next term thereof, to be holden at the Court House, in , on the Third Monday in the month of May AD 1844 to answer the complaint of of a plea of on Premises, to his damage, the sum of Three Hundred Dollars, as he says. And have you then there this writ, and make return thereon in what manner you execute the same.
<​CIRCUIT COURT HANCOCK COUNTY ILLINOIS​>
Witness, <​​>, Clerk of our said Circuit Court, at , this Twenty fourth day of February in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-four
Clerk.
By Depy [p. [1]]
[blank] Day. No. [blank]
Vs.} In .
Joseph Smith Et al
SUMMONS.
In the Circuit Court, Illinois.
To the May— Term, A. D. 1844
 
I cannot, in my , find the within named [blank]
[blank] Sheriff, Ills.
 
I have served the within summons, by reading the same to the within named Joseph Smith and March 5th. 1844
Sheriff, Ills
by D[eputy] S[heriff]
 
—Sheriff’s Fees.—
Serving 2 summons, $1,00
Returning summons, —12½
40 Miles travel, 2.50
Total Amount, $3,62½
Sheriff, Ills.
by D. S.
 
Filed May 6 1844
clk [p. [2]]

Footnotes

  1. new scribe logo

    Printed docket with manuscript additions in the handwriting of David E. Head.  

  2. new scribe logo

    Printed notations with manuscript additions in the handwriting of John D. Parker. The summons form used by Head included printed text on the second page to help sheriffs, clerks, or other officials document the return of the writ and prepare the summons for filing and storage. This text included two printed statements that could be completed to indicate whether the sheriff had successfully served the summons.  

  3. new scribe logo

    Notation in the handwriting of Jacob B. Backenstos.