Warrant, 11 June 1844 [State of Illinois v. JS et al. for Riot–A]

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State of Illinois) ss. [scilicet]
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The people of the State of to any <​all​> Constable<​s​> <​Sheriffs and Coroners​> of said <​​> Greeting:
Whereas complaint hath been made before me, one of the justices of the peace, within & for the County of aforesaid, upon the oath of of said , that Joseph Smith, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and , of said , did on the tenth day of June instant, commit a riot, at & within the aforesaid, wherein they with force &violence broke into the printing office of the Nauvoo Expositor, and unlawfully & with force burned & destroyed the printing press, type & fixtures of the same, being the property of , , , , , and ,
These are therefore to command you, forthwith to apprehend the said Joseph Smith, , , , , , , , , , [p. [1]] , , , , , , , and , and bring them before me or some other justice of the Peace, to answer the premises, and further to be dealt with according to law.
Given under my hand and seal at , in the aforesaid, this eleventh day of June AD 1844.
JP Seal [2/3 page blank] [p. [2]]
I have Executed the within by taking the bodies of Joseph Smith & and Have them Here now in before R. H [Robert F.] Smith J. P for Trial
June 25th 1844
Cons
The within named & not found after Released by writ of
Cons
Cons fees
Serving on Each 25 $3.75
Travel fees on Each 90 cts 13.50
$17.25
 
The People
vs) Riot
Joseph Smith et al
Capias
 
Filed Octo 21, 1844
clk [p. [3]]
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Footnotes

  1. 1

    TEXT: “Seal” enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal.  

  2. new scribe logo

    Notations in handwriting of David Bettisworth. For a color image of the top half of this page, see here.  

  3. new scribe logo

    Docket in unidentified handwriting.  

  4. new scribe logo

    Notation probably in handwriting of Jacob B. Backenstos.