Summons, 26 June 1843 [JS v. Reynolds and Wilson–B]

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State of Illinois, ss. [scilicet]
the poeple of the State of illinois, To the Sheriff of said Greeting:
We command that you SUMMON and if they shall be found in your , personally to be and appear before the Circuit Court of said , on the first day of the next term thereof, to be holden at the Court House in in said , on the second monday of September next, to answer unto Joseph Smith in a of vi et armis to the damage of the said plaintiff as he says, in the sum of five thousand dollars.
And have you then and there this writ, with an endorsement, in what manner you executed the same.
Witness Charles T. Chase, Clerk of said court, and the seal thereof, at in said , this twenty sixth day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three
Charles T. Chase Clerk. [p. [1]]
Joseph Smith vs and
Sepr Term 1843
Served the within writ By Reading in hearing of and as the law directs
June 26 1843
Fees serving on 2 1.00 Returning 12 ½ 1.12 ½
2 miles travel 12 ½
James Campbell
Filed June 26th 1843
C T Chase clerk [p. [2]]


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    TEXT: The form included two blank spaces in case “he” needed to be made into “she” or “they.”  

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    Docket in handwriting of Charles Chase.  

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    Notation in handwriting of James Campbell.  

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    Notation in handwriting of Charles Chase.