Declaration, circa 24 April 1837 [Bank of Geauga v. JS et al.]
Perkins & Osborn on behalf of , Declaration, , OH, [ca. 24 Apr. 1837], Bank of Geauga v. JS et al. (Geauga Co., OH, Court of Common Pleas 1837). Copied [ca. 6 June 1837] in Transcript of Proceedings, Geauga County Court of Common Pleas, Common Pleas Record, vol. U, p. 68; handwriting of Charles H. Foot; Geauga County Archives and Records Center, Chardon, OH.
In the Court of Common Pleas, after March Term 1837—
The President Directors & Company of the complain of Joseph Smith Junior, & , in a plea of the case, for that whereas the said defendants, by the name and description of Joseph Smith Jr. & , on the second day of January A.D. Eighteen hundred & thirty seven, at in said made their promissory note in writing and delivered the same to the said and thereby promised to pay jointly & severally to the President Directors & Company of the or bearer three thousand dollars at the in in forty five days after the date thereof, which period has now elapsed, and the said defendants then and there in consideration of the premises promised to pay the amount of the said note to the said according to the tenor and effect thereof; And also for that whereas heretofore, to wit, on the second day of March in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty seven, at in said , the said defendants were indebted to the said in the sum of four thousand dollars for so much money by the said lent and advanced to, and paid, laid out & expended for the said defendants at their special instance and request; and also in the further sum of four thousand dollars by the said defendants before that time had and received to and for the use of said ; and whereas the defendants afterwards, on the said second day of March 1837 in consideration of the premises then and there promised to pay the said several sums of money to the on request; yet they have disregarded their promises, and have not paid the said several sums of money, nor either of them, nor any part thereof, to the damage of the , four thousand dollars, And thereupon the said sues &c.