Abstract of Circuit Court Record Books 1846 - 1852

GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI, CIRCUIT COURT CASES

Special Term December 1848.

p 284.
Be it remembered at a special term of the Circuit Court of the County of Greene begun and held at the Court House in the City of Springfield in said County of Greene on Monday the 11th Day of December 1848. Present the Honorable Charles S. Yancey Judge of said Court George W. Kelley Sheriff of said County and Joshua Davis Clerk of said Court.

Tuesday Morning Court met - ordered adjourned.
Wednesday Morning Court met - ordered adjourned.
Thursday Morning Court met. Now at this day in conseguence of the absence of the Circuit Court attorney protempore and thereupon the said John H. Jennings is duly sworn according to Law as such Circuit Attorney protempore.

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GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI, CIRCUIT COURT CASES

Book C.
DECEMBER SPECIAL TERM 1848

p 284.
State of Missouri Plaintiff
vs                                                   Indictment for Murder
Ezekiel Merriman Defendant
Now at this day comes the Circuit Attorney who prosecutes for said State in this behalf and it appearing that Jesse Potter has been duly subpoenaed to attend as a witness in this cause on behalf of said State on the second day of this term and that he has failed to attend as such witness, it is therefore ordered on the application of the Circuit Attorney that an attachment issue against the said Jesse Potter directed to the Sheriff of Polk County and returnable forthwith.

Friday morning.

State of Missouri Plaintiff
vs                                                   Indictment for Murder
Ezekiel Merriman Plaintiff
Now at this day comes the Prosecuting Attorney who prosecutes on behalf of the said State and makes known to the Court here that the Indictment found and returned by the Grand Jury at the Special September Term of this Court 1848 against Ezekiel Merriman for murder had not been marked filed and on the application of said Prosecuting Attorney it is ordered by the Court that nunc pro tunc the Clerk of this Court marked the said Indictment filed which is accordingly done. To the decision of the Court in ordering said Indictment to be filed nunc pro tunc the Defendant by his attorney excepts and by leave of the Court files his bill of exceptions in this cause.

p 285.
State of Missouri Plaintiff
vs                                                   Indictment for Murder
Ezekiel Merriman Defendant
Now at this day comes Clinton Barrett, James M. Pike, David C. Lane, Sarah Adams, James Appleby and Franklin C. Grigsby who severally acknowledged themselves to owe and stand justly indebted to the State of Missouri in the sum of $50 to be levied of their respective goods and chattles lands and tenements to be void upon this condition that if they shall severally appear at the next term of the Greene Circuit Court on the first day thereof which will be held at the Court House in the city of Springfield on the third Monday after the fourth Monday in April next (1849) to testify and the truth to say in the above cause and not depart the same without leave then the above recognizance to be void otherwise to remain full force power and effect.

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