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 Randolph Alexander

18 September 1839

  • 18 Sept. 1839; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU; handwriting of James Mulholland; signatures of JS, Hyrum Smith, and Sidney Rigdon.