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the trial, the mother is a competent witness; and her examination before the justice is admissible evidence in the circuit court. Woodkirk vs. Williams, 1, Blackford's Reports, 110.

Complaint to be taken in writing. State of Indiana, Marion county, to wit.

Be it remembered, that on the third day of May in the

year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty-two, personally came Sally Wond, before me John Doe a justice of the peace in and for the said county, who, being an unmarried woman, made oath, that she is now pregnant with a child which, if born, is likely to be a bastard, and that Thomas Lorel, of Centre township in said county, is the father of said child.

SALLY WOOD. Sworn and subscribed this 3rd day of May, 1832, be

JOHN DOE, J. P. [SEAL.] Warrant against the person accused. State of Indiana, Marion county, to wit.

To Timothy Swift, constable of Centre township in said county,

GREETING: Whereas Sally Wood, an unmarried woman of Centre township in said county, has made oath before me, John Doe, a justice of the peace in and for the county aforesaid, that she is now pregnant with a child, which if born, is likely to be a bastard, and that Thomas Lorel, of Centre township, in said county, is the father of said child; you are therefore hereby commanved in the name of the state of Indiana, that you take the said Thomas Lorel, if he be found in your county, and him forthwith have before me, at my office in said township, to answer the said complaint, and to be dealt with there in according to law.

Given under my hand and seal this 3rd day of May, 1832.

JOHN DOE, J. P. (seal.] Complaint, after the birth of a bastard. State of Indiana, Marion county, to wit.

Be it remembered that on the third day of May in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty-two, personally came Sally Wood, an unmarried woman, before me John Doe, a justice of the peace in and for the county of Marion, and made oath that she was, on the tenth day of April last past, delivered of a male bastard child, at Centre township in said county; and that Thomas Lorel of Centre townsbip aforesaid, is the father of said child.

SALLY WOOD. Sworn and subscribed this 3rd day of May, 1832, be fore me.

JOHN DOE, J. P. (SEAL.]

Warrant, after the birth. State of Indiana, Marion county, to wil.

To Timothy. Swift, constable of Centre township in said county, GREETING.

Whereas Sally Wood, an unmarried woman, of Centre township in said county has made oath before me, John Doe, a justice of the peace in and for the county aforesaid, that she was, on the tenth day of April last past, d. livered of a' male bastard child, at Centre town. ship in said county; and that Thomas Lorel of Centre township aforesaid is the father of said child; you are therefore hereby commanded in the name of the state of Indiana, that you take the said Thomas Lorel if he be found in your county, and have him forthwith before me, at my office in said township, to answer the said complaint, and to be further dealt with therein according to law.

Given under my hand and seal this 3rd day of May, 1832.

JOHN DOE, J. P. (SEAL.] Oath to be administered to the mother of a bastard after the

return of a warrant. You solemnly swear that you will make true answers to such questions as shall be put to you respecting your cause of complaint against Thomas Lorel. So help you God.

Examination, to be taken in writing State of Indiana, on complaint of Sally Wood For basThomas Lorel.

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on the examination of the said Sally Wood on her oath, before me John Doe a justice of the peace in and for the county of Marion, in the presence of Thomas Lorel, the defendant in this cause, who has been brought before me by virtue of a warrant issued on the aforesaid complaint; the said Sally Wood says, that on or about the tenth of July in the year 1831, and at several other times since that day, the said Thomas Lorel had carnal knowledge of her the said Sally Wood, whereby she the said Sally Wood became pregnant with a male child, which was born on the tenth day of April last past.

Question by defendant. - Did not some other person or persons have carnal knowledge of you about that time?

Answer by the complainant.-- No.

Question by same.-Did you not, about that time, agree with a certain F. C. to meet him in a private place, in the shades of night, and did you not meet him accordingly? Answer by complainant.-No, never.

SALLY WOOD. Taken and subscribed this 4th day of May 1832, before me.

JOHN DOE, J. P. [SEAL.]

Bond to Indemnify the county.

Know all men by these presents that we Thomas Lorel and William Lovejoy, are held and firmly bound unto John Den and Richard Fen, overseers of the poor of Centre" township in the county of Marion and state of Indiana, and their successors in office, in the sum of three hundred dollars; for the payment whereof, well and truly to be made and done, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated this 4th day of May, 1832.

The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas the above bound Thomas Lorel has this day been brought before John Doe esquire, a justice of the peace in and for the said county by virtue of a warrant issued by the said justice, on the complaint of Sally Wood of Centre township in said county, an unmarried woman, that she the said Sally was, on the tenth day of April last past, delivered of a male bastard child, and that the said Thomas Lorel is the father of the said child; now, inasmuch as it appears to the satisfaction of the said John Doe esquire, that the said Thomas Lorel is the father of the said child; if the said Thomas Lore! will indemnify, and will, now and at all times, save the county of Marion free and clear of all charge and expense, on account of the maintenance of the said child; then the above obligation is to be void and of none effect, otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue in law.

Signed, sealed,) THOMAS LOREL (SEAL.] and acknowledged

WILLIAM LOVEJOY SEAL:] in presence of

John Doe, J. P.

Recognizance, where the bond of indemnity is not given.

State of Indiana, Marion county, sct.

Be it remembered, that on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty-two, personally came before me John Doe, a justice of the peace in and for the county of Marion aforesaid, Thonas Lorel and William Lovejoy, both of said county, and severally acknowledged themselves to owe and be indebted to the state of Indiana in the sum of two hundred dollars each, to be levied of their goods and chattels, lands and tenements respectively, if default be made in the following condition, to wit; whereas Sally Wood, an unmarried woman, of Centre township in the county aforesaid, in her examination upon oath, taken in writing before me, has declared that she was, on the tenth day of April last past delivered of a male bastard child, and that the above bound Thomas Lorel is the father of the said child; now the condition of this recognizance is such, that if the said Thomas Lorel will personally be and appear before the judges of the circuit court of said county, on the first day of their next term, to be bolden at the courthouse in Indianapolis, on the fourth Monday in September next, then and there to answer the said accusation, and abide the order of said court thereon, and not depart thence without the leave of said court, then the above

recognizance is to be void, otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue in-law, THOMAS LOREL

(SEAL. WILLIAM LOVEJOY (SEAL. Taken, signed, sealed, and acknowledged this 4th day of May 1832, before me.

JOHN DOE, J. P. [SEAL.]

Commitment, where defendant refuses to enter into recogni

zance.

before me,

State of Indiana, Marion county, to wit.

John Doe, a justice of the peace in and for the said county of Marion, to the keeper of the jail of said county, GREETING. Whereas Thomas Lorel has been arrested and brought

the justice aforesaid, by virtue of a warrant issued on the complaint of Sally Wood, an unmarried woman, of Centre township in said county, who in her examination on oath, taken in writing before me, has declared, that on the tenth day of April last past, she was delivered of a male bastard child, and that the said Thomas Lorel is the father of the said child; and whereas the said Thomas Lorel neglects and refuses to give sufficient security for his appearance at the next term of the circuit court to be held in and for the said county, as required by the statute in such case made and provided; therefore you are hereby commanded in the name and on behalf of the state of Indiana, that you receive the said Thomas Lorel into your custody in the proper jail of the said county, there to remain till he be thence discharged by due course of law.

Given under my hand and seal, this 4th day of May, 1832

JOHN DOE, J. P. [SEAL.

Juries.

In prosecutions before a justice of the peace, for assault and battery, affray, or other breach of the peace, if the justice, on examining the case, finds it to be of a nature so aggravated as to merit a heavier fine than he has power to inflict, he may recognize the defendant to the circuit court.-Where the case is within the legiti

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