Warrant, 10 April 1844 [State of Illinois v. Colton on Habeas Corpus]

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State of Illinois) ss [scilicet]
To all Sheriffs Coroners and constables of said Greeting
Whereas complaint has been made before me upon the oath of Andrew J. Higbee that the crime of perjury was committed in and aforesaid on the tenth day of April A.D. 1844, and oath also having here by said Deponent that he verily believes that Andrew Colton & A. D. Rhodes is guilty of the facts charged these are therefore to com [p. [1]]mand you to take the body of the bodies of the said Andrew Colton & A. D. Rhodes if he be found in your and if he shall have fled that you pursue after the said Rhodes & Colton if to be found in the State of & have their bodies forth with before me or some other Justice of the peace to answer said charge and be further deealt with according to law
Given under my hand & seal this tenth day of April AD 1844
J. P. seal
I have served the within writ by arresting the within named A. Colton and A. D. Roades and bringing them before April the 10th 1844
fees 40
To Justice of the Peace these are the papers in the case the p[e]ople of vs Andrew Colton & A. D. Rhodes sum fees before me by Andrew Colton according to law
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    TEXT: “seal” enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal.  

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    Notation in handwriting of Robert D. Foster.  

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    Signature of Joel Miles.  

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    Notation in handwriting of Robert D. Foster.