Affidavit, 27 May 1845 [Phelps, Assignee of JS v. Wilson Law]
, Affidavit, before , , Hancock Co., IL, 27 May 1845, Phelps, Assignee of JS v. Wilson Law (Hancock Co., IL, Circuit Court 1843); printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of ; signature of ; docket and notation by , [, Hancock Co., IL], 27 May 1845; two pages; microfilm in Circuit Court Case Files, 1830–1900, CHL.
In 1844, this document was filed at the Hancock County Circuit Court in , Illinois. Sometime in the ensuing decades, it was transferred to the Illinois State Archives. In 2000, the Micrographic Services Division of the Illinois State Archives microfilmed a subset of Hancock County Circuit Court case files from 1830 to1900 that were descriptively titled, “Cases pertaining to Mormon residents.” In 2000, staff of the Church Historical Department (now CHL) obtained a copy of this microfilm from Karl Moore, a managing archivist of the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) program. In 2013, the microfilm was cataloged. Subsequent efforts by the Joseph Smith Papers Project to locate the original records at the IRAD depository for Hancock County records were unsuccessful. As of 2022, the document is unlocated.
Being duly sworn, deposes and says, that he attended said Court as a witness in the above-mentioned case 3 days, at the instance of the during the present term of said Court. & 150 miles travel in coming to
Sworn<affirmed> to, and suqscribed [subscribed] before me this 27th— day of May A. D. 1845.