Thomas Reynolds, Requisition, 22 July 1842, Lyman Trumbull Copy [Extradition of JS for Accessory to Assault]

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The of the state of to the of the state of Greeting:
Whereas, it appears by the annexed document, which is hereby certified as authentic, that one Joseph Smith is a fugitive from justic[e], charged with being accessory before the fact, to an assault with intent to kill, made by one on in this , and it is represented to the Executive Department of this , has fled to the State of .
Now therefore I Governor of the said State of , by virtue of the authority in me vested by the constitution and Laws of the , do by these presents, demand the surrender and delivery of the said Joseph Smith to who is hereby appointed as the agent to receive the said Joseph Smith on the part of this .
In Testimony whereof, I of the state of , have hereunto set my hand, and caused to be affixed the Great seal of state of . Done at at the this 22d. day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and forty two of the Independence of the the sixty seventh and of this the twenty third
By the Governor
Jas L Minor Secretary of State [p. [1]]


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    TEXT: “LS” (locus sigilli, Latin for “location of the seal”) enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal.