Promissory Note to Horace Hotchkiss, 12 August 1839–W
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19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...View Full BioHyrum Smith], Promissory Note,
9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...View Full BioCommerce, IL, to
Located near middle of western boundary of state, bordering Mississippi River. European Americans settled area, 1820s. From bank of river, several feet above high-water mark, ground described as nearly level for six or seven blocks before gradually sloping...More InfoHorace Hotchkiss, New Haven, CT, 12 Aug. 1839; handwriting of
15 Apr. 1799–21 Apr. 1849. Merchant, land speculator. Born in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Heman Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Rowe. Moved to New Haven, New Haven Co., by 1815. Married Charlotte Austin Street, 22 Feb. 1824, in East Haven. Purchased...View Full BioThis promissory note associated with Bond from Horace Hotchkiss, 12 August 1839–B.
On 12 August 1839, JS, Sidney Rigdon, and Hyrum Smith signed three promissory notes in connection with a bond for land they arranged to purchase that day from Horace Hotchkiss. This bond was one of two that the First Presidency entered into with Hotchkiss on 12 August for land in and around Commerce, Illinois. Hotchkiss created the bonds for the two transactions; the bond associated with the three promissory notes was for land that Hotchkiss arranged to purchase from William White. One of these promissory notes—for $1,000—was given to White. The two other notes—for $1,250 each—were payable to Hotchkiss; one was due in five years, and the other, featured here, was due in ten years. In April 1840, JS and his counselors paid White, who provided the men with a deed for the specified land. On 23 October 1840, the First Presidency renegotiated the two notes for Hotchkiss by combining the two payments into one new note for $2,500, due in eight months. As part of this new agreement, the signatures of the First Presidency were removed from the featured promissory note, indicating the note had been voided.
Located near middle of western boundary of state, bordering Mississippi River. European Americans settled area, 1820s. From bank of river, several feet above high-water mark, ground described as nearly level for six or seven blocks before gradually sloping...More Info