Circuit court summons
Circuit court summons
Dates: 1844 March 4
Original court summons issued by the State of Illinois, Hancock County to Joseph Smith Jr. and John P. Greene to appear at the Hancock County Circuit Court before May 1844 in order to address the complaint of Orsemus F. Bostwick for trespass to damage in the amount of two hundred dollars. The summons was signed by J. B. Backenstos, clerk of the circuit court. Dated March 4, 1844.
- Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
- Creator: Backenstos, Jacob B. (Jacob Benjamin), 1811-1857. -- Illinois. Circuit Court (Hancock Co.)
- Call Number: MSS 8405
- Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
- Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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- It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Circuit court summons must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
- Preferred Citation
- Initial citation: MSS 8405; Circuit court summons; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8405, LTPSC.
- Custodial History
- Purchased from Robert G. Hayman on December 9, 1988.
- Acquisition Information
- Purchased; Robert G. Hayman; December 9, 1988.
- Subject Terms
- Greene, John P. (John Portineus), 1793-1844; Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Civil Procedure and Courts; Politics, Government, and Law; Trespass--Illinois--Nauvoo
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- Processing Information
- Processed; Zoë Brimhall, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2014.
- Appraisal Information
- LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy 1.V, November 2013).
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- Circuit court summons
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- Finding aid prepared by Zoë Brimhall
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- Biographical Info:
The Circuit Court of Hancock County, Illinois was first established in 1832 and is the ninth judicial Circuit Court in Ililnois.
The Hancock County Circuit Court was named for John Hancock, the first signer of the Declaration of Independence. It was first established in 1832, seven years after Illinois became a state. The first county courthouse was at Montebello, on the banks of the Mississippi River, but was not occupied for long. In 1833, Carthage became the county seat and the first courthouse for Hancock County Circuit Court was built in Carthage, Illinois.
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