Creator

Date Original

1816 December 25; 1817 July 01

Description

These are two summons for Robert B Musick to appear in court and answer for the indictment of perjury. These documents show the change in the name of the county seat from Lawrence to Davidsonville

Biographical/Historical Note

These two documents show the change in the name of the county seat from Lawrence to Davidsonville. As late as December 1816, the county seat of Lawrence County resided in what was known as the town of Lawrence. However, residents chose to change the name to Davidsonville in honor of Missouri Territory Legislator, John Davidson, who was an important influence in the town. This left the previous name barely noted in history.

Transcription

(1st Document)
County of Lawrence
The united[sic] states[sic] of America
to the sheriff of the county
of ArKansas[sic] - Greeting
We command you as the sheriff of the county
of Lawrence has once before been command
that you lake[take] Robert B Musick if he may be
found within your bailiwick and him safely
Keep so that you have his body befor[sic] the Judge
of our circuit court at a court to be lold[told] unto
the town of Lawrence in and for the county
aforsaid on the fourth Monday[sic] of Jun[sic] next
then and there to answer an Indictment for
perjury and that you certify to our said court
how you ex----[execute] this writ and have you
then then [there] this writ
Witness Richard Searcy clerk of our
said court at the town of Lawrence
this 25th day of December AD
1816 and of our Independence the
forty first
Richd[Richard] Searcy clk[clerk]
(2nd Document)
Missouri Territory
Lawrence County
The United States of America to the
the[sic] sheriff of ArKansas[sic] County
Greeting
We command you as you have once before been__
Commanded to take Robert B Musick if he may be
found in your bailiwick and him safely keep so these
you have his body before the Judge of our circuit
court at a court to be holden[sic] at the Town of
Davidsonville in and for the County aforesaid on the
first monday[sic] of November next then and there
to answer an Indictment for perjury and that you
certify to our said court how youesecute this
writ and have you then there this writ
Witness Richard Searcy clerk of our
said court at Davidsonville this
first day of July AD 1817 and of the
Independence of the United states this
forty first
Rich Searcy clk

Physical Description

Document, 12.5" x 7.5"

Subjects

Pioneers; Names; Frontier and pioneer life; Law

Contributor

Lawrence County Circuit Court

Geographical Area

Lawrence County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MSNE.0070, Box 11, Folder 946, Items 2-3

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Lawrence County (Ark.) Circuit Court records, MSNE.0070

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives

Recommended Citation

Document, summons for Robert B. Musick, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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