Arnold  vs  Bass


State of Indiana
on Complaint
of Evaline Arnold
for Bastardy
vs.
Lewis Bass


Affidavit
of E. Arnold  
Filed Feb 3rd
1848
E. G. Mayhew
          
JP

State of Indiana )
Shelby County Sct      )

Be it remembered that on this third day of February in the year of Our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred and forty Eight personally came Evaline Arnold Before Mr. Elbridge G. Mayhew a Justice of the Peace in and for said County of Shelby who being a woman of Marion Township in said county made this Complaint under oath that she is now pregnant with a child which if born alive will be a Bastard and that Lewis Bass of Marion Township in said county is the father of said child and that she the said Evaline Arnold is an unmarried woman and never has been married.
her
Evaline X Arnold
mark

Taken and subscribed this third day of February AD 1848 before me.
                    Elbridge G. Mayhew [seal]
        Justice of the Peace

 
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State of Indiana
on Complaint
of Evaline Arnold
vs.
Lewis Bass
for Bastardy

Filed Feb. 7 1848
E. G. Mayhew JP
Affidavit

State of Indiana on Complaint of
Sally Evaline Arnold   )
        vs. )      For Bastardy
Lewis Bass )

Be it remembered that on this seventh day of February 1848 on the examination of the said Evaline Arnold on her oath before Mr. Elbridge G. Mayhew a Justice of the Peace in and for the said county of Shelby (in the absonce of the said defendant the Constable in said case Thomas Thompson having returned said writ endorsed the within named defendant avaces [advances] this writ so it can not be served February 7 1848) says that on or about the last of August or first of September in the year 1847 the said Lewis Bass had carnal knowledge of her the said Evaline Arnold whereby she the said Evaline Arnold became pregnant with a child and at the time of said enter course [intercourse] the said Lewis Bass was paying his rispects to her as a suitor and was done under the promise of marriage.
her
Evaline X Arnold
mark

Taken and subscribed before me this seventh day of February AD 1848.
Elbridge G. Mayhew JP [seal]                        
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State of Indiana on
Complaint of
Evaline Arnold
                                         vs         )       capias on warrant
Lewis Bass
 
Returnable 3rd Monday
of February 1848
 
The Sheriff will take Bail
of the Defendant in
the sum of five hundred
dollars with good security
attest
                J. Vernon clk

 
State of Indiana
Shelby County    SS

The State of Indiana to the Sheriff of Shelby County Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to take into your custody the body of Lewis Bass if he may be found in your county and him safely keep so that you have him before the Judges of the Shelby Circuit Court on the first day of their next term to be holden at the Courthouse in Shelbyville on the third Monday of February 1848.  Then and there to answer unto the State of Indiana on the complaint of Evaline Arnold on a complaint of Bastardy and not depart thence without leave of said Court. And have you then there this writ.
Witness Jacob Vernon clerk and
the seal of said Court this 8th
day of February AD 1848.
                       J. Vernon Ck

I Rcd this writ February the 9th 1848. The within defendant is not found in my county as he has absconded. I therefore return this writ to the Clerk of the Shelby Circuit Court not served February the 21st 1848. Alex Miller sheriff jc
Sheriff fee 50 cents
 
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The State of
Indiana on Complaint of

Evaline Arnold
vs
Lewis Bass
for Bastardy


Filed February
8th 1848 J. Vernon ck
No. 93 - 1st day
No. 26
Aug 24, 1848

 
The State of Indiana )
on Complaint of )
Evaline Arnold ) on Charges of
vs ) Bastardy
Lewis Bass )

Be it remembered that on this third day of February AD 1848 Evaline Arnold of the County of Shelby a woman made before her the following complaint made oath that she is now pregnant with a child which if born alive will be a Bastard and that Lewis Bass of Marion Township in said county is the father of said child and that she the said Evaline Arnold is an unmarried woman and never has been married. Where upon I issued a warrant against the said Lewis Bass and delivered the same to Thomas Thompson, Constable responsible for the writ.

February 7th 1848
This day the Constable returned the warrant endorsed: The within named defendant avades this writ so it cannot be served. February 7, 1848         T Thompson Constable

Where upon the said const proseeded to take the testimony of the said Evaline Arnold in writing in the absence of the said Lewis Bass which evidence is filed in said Court this 7th day of February 1848. 
                                                                                                    Elbridge G. Mayhew JP [seal]
Justises fees $1.62
T. Thompsons fees .50
 
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State on complaint of
Evaline Arnold
                          vs       )       Bastardy
Lewis Bass

Affidavit

Filed in open court
February 25, 1848
                 J Vernon, ck
 
State of Indiana on complaint of
Evaline Arnold
                      vs      )     Bastardy
Lewis Bass

Personally appeared in open court Cyrus Light who having duly sworn upon oath says that he is informed and verily believes that Lewis Bass the defendant in this cause absconded after the filing of the complaint in above entitled cause with the Justice of the Peace so that the constable to whom the writ was issued by the Justice of the Peace returned the writ so directed to him returned said writ endorsing thereon that the defendant evaded the service of said writ, and could not be taken, and that afterwards the Sheriff of Shelby County to whom a warrant for his apprehension was directed, has made return to this Court that said defendant could not be found in his county and that process cannot be executed upon him - and further says not.
Cyrus Light            


Sworn & subscribed in open court this 24th day of February 1848.
                J. Vernon, clk

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State of Indiana on
Complaint of
Evaline Arnold
                             )
vs. ) Capias as Warrant
)
Lewis Bass  
Returnable 3rd Monday
of February 1849
 
The Sheriff will take Bail
of the Defendant in the
sum of five hundred
dollars with good security
attest
J. Vernon clk

 
Came to hands Feb 5th 1849
Wm. Woods Sheff sec
Fees 66 [cents]

State of Indiana
Shelby County     SS

The State of Indiana to the Sheriff of Shelby County Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to take into your custody the body of Lewis Bass if he may be found in your county and him safely keep so that you have him before the Judges of the Shelby Circuit Court on the first day of their next term to be holden at the court house in Shelbyville on the third Monday of February 1849 then and there to answer unto the State of Indiana on complaint of Evaline Arnold on a complaint of Bastardy and not depart thence without leave of said Court. And have you then there this writ.
Witness Jacob Vernon clerk and the
seal of said court this 5th day of
February AD 1849.
J. Vernon clk [signed]

Contributed by Richard Felts

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