Missouri State Archives: Finding Aid 5.1

Mormon War Papers, 1837-1841

[ Full-text transcription of: Letter from Elliott Roberts, Clerk of Caldwell County Circuit Court to Secretary of State. ]
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FarWest

March 19th                                                

                                          To the Secretary of State

                                                      City of Jefferson

                                                                              Mo

Caldwell Cty

answer of Clerk on

Subject of mormon

prisoners


State of Missouri

County of Caldwell

                                          Be it remembered

that from the records and papers on file

in the Caldwell Circuit court it appears

that Sidney Rigdon was committed to

jail on a charge of Treason against

the State committed in Caldwell County

for want of a jail in Caldwell County

he was sent to jail in Clay County.

      It further appears from the recognizance

on file that he was admitted to bail

on Habeas Corpus by a justice of the Clay

County Court.       That afterwards at the

Caldwell Circuit Court March Term 1839

said Rigdon was indicted for Treason

he failed to appear and his recognizance

was forfeited Said Rigdon and his

bail left the State and no other steps

have been taken as appears from the

record.

      In testimony whereof I have here

      unto set my hand and affixed

      the Seal of said Court at Office

      this the 19th day of March AD 1841

                  Elliot Roberts Clerk