Warrant, 10 February 1843 [State of Illinois v. Olney]

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State of Illinois) ss [scilicet]
Hancock County)
City of )
The state of to all Sheriffs, Marshalls Coroners and Constables of said greeting:—
Whereas it appears to me, Joseph Smith Mayor of the said City of , in said that the following goods and chattels to wit: blue drilling and red flannel, and a fifty dollar bill on the planters bank of Alabama and 2 shares of stock in the , <​& and other goods​> were on the 23d of January last feloniously taken, stolen and carried away out of the house of of said , and that the said , doth on oath. declare that he verily believes that the said goods and chattels or part of them, are concealed in the house of one <​​> in the said and aforesaid—
These are therefore to command you in the name of the people of the state of with the necessary and proper assistance, to enter in the day time, the house of the said or <​​> of said , and aforesaid, and there diligently search for the said goods and chattels, and if the same or any part thereof be found upon such search, that you bring the said goods so found and also the body of the said <​​> forthwith before me or some Alderman of said to be disposed of, and dealt with according to laws.
Given under my hand and seal this 10th day of February 1843.
Joseph Smith
L S [p. [1]]
To the Marshal of the city of
Search warrant &c
I have executed this writ and have the goods here present & before you together with the bodies of and in whose Houses I found the afforesaid property.
this 10th. day of February, 1843 at .
, Con [p. [2]]


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    Signature of JS.  

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

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    Docket in handwriting of William W. Phelps.  

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    Notation in handwriting of John D. Parker.