Warrant, 31 December 1842, William Clayton Copy [Extradition of JS for Accessory to Assault]

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The people of the State of to the of , Greeting
Whereas it has been made known to me by the executive authority of the State of that one Joseph Smith stands charged by the affidavit of one made on the 20th. day of July 1842 at the County of in the State of , before a justice of the peace within and for the County of aforesaid, with being accessary before the fact to an assault with intent to kill made by one on on the night of the sixth day of May A. D. 1842 at the County of in said State of and that the said Joseph Smith has fled from the Justice of said and taken reffuge in the State of .
Now therefore I Governor of the State of pursuant to the Constitution and laws of the and of this , do hereby command you to arrest and apprehend the said Joseph Smith if he be found within the limits of the aforesaid, and cause him to be safely kept and delivered to the custody of , who has been duly constituted the Agent of the said State of to receive said fugitive from the justice of said , he paying all fees and charges for the arrest and apprehension of said Joseph Smith, and make due return to the Executive Department of this the manner in which this writ may be executed.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the to be affixed. Done at the City of this 31st. day of December, in the [p. [3]] year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two, and of the Independance of the the sixty seventh
By the Governor
Secretary of State [p. [4]]


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