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This writ of scire facias relates to the case of the U. S. District Court of the Kansas Territory, Second District vs. John Bassinguest for contempt on May 9, 1859 in Lecompton, Kansas Territory. The writ, issued on July 15, 1859, states that Bassinguest was summoned to act as a juror during the May court term of the Second Judicial District but failed to appear. A writ of scire facias orders the defendant to appear before the court and explain why a judgement should not be issued. In this case, the judgement is a fifty dollar fine. The writ was delivered to Bassinguest successfully on September 21, 1859.

Date: crime May 9, 1859; writ July 15, 1859

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Item Number: 444757
Call Number: Kansas Territory Criminal Case Files, Box 4, Folder 49
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444757

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