Circuit court summons
Scope and Contents
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.
- 1844 March 4
- Illinois. Circuit Court (Hancock Co.) (creator, Organization)
- Backenstos, Jacob B. (Jacob Benjamin), 1811-1857 (signer, Person)
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Open for public research.
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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.
1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Purchased from Robert G. Hayman on December 9, 1988.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased; Robert G. Hayman; December 9, 1988.
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy 1.V, November 2013).
Processed; Zoë Brimhall, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2014.
- Register of Circuit court summons
- Zoë Brimhall
- 2014 March 06
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
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