JS and Others, Bond for Property in Nauvoo,Before 21 April 1840 when the post office was changed from “Commerce” to “Nauvoo,” the Joseph Smith Papers refers to the town as “Commerce.” However, in this instance, the bond itself says the property is on the plat for the “Town of Nauvoo.” Hancock Co., IL, to John Hampton

10 September 1839

  • 10 Sept. 1839; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of Robert B. Thompson; signatures in unidentified handwriting.
  • 10 Sept. 1840; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of Robert B. Thompson.