Declaration, circa 8 May 1844 [Phelps, Assignee of JS v. Wilson Law]
on behalf of assignee of JS, Declaration, , IL, ca.  May 1844, Phelps, Assignee of JS v. Wilson Law (Hancock Co., IL, Circuit Court 1843); handwriting of ; docket and notation by with signature of , [, Hancock Co., IL], 9 May 1844; four pages; Hancock County Courthouse, Carthage, IL; microfilm 1,637,612 at FHL.
This document was presumably filed at the Hancock County Circuit Court in , Illinois, in 1844. Sometime in the ensuing decades, it was removed from the custody of the court. In 1976, the Church Historical Department (now CHL) acquired the document from Sam Weller’s Zion Book Store, a store operated by Sam and Lila Weller in Salt Lake City. In 1986, the Church Historical Department returned this and many other legal documents to the Hancock County Circuit Court. In 1989, the Genealogical Society of Utah (now FHL) microfilmed the document at the Hancock County courthouse.
See folder for Declaration, ca. 8 May 1844, in Hancock County, IL, Probate and Court Records, ca. 1850–1963, item 3, Miscellaneous Court Records, ca. 1827–1839, microfilm 1,637,612,U.S. and Canada Record Collection, FHL; Acquisition Sheet and Instrument of Gift, 31 Aug. 1976, 76–327, Nineteenth-Century Legal Documents Collection, CHL.
was Summoned to answer the Complaint of assignee of Joseph Smith in a Plea of Trespass on the Case on promises For that whereas heretofore Towit on the 24th Day of January A.D. 1844 <1842> at Towit in Said County the Said made his two Certain promissory notes in writing of that date and then and there in one of said Promissory notes Promised to Pay to Joseph Smith or Bearer on or before the 24th Day of January A.D. 1844 Two hundred Dollars with interest at Six per cent per Annum. for value received, And by the other Promissory note he the Said Promised to pay to Joseph Smith or Bearer Two hundred Dollars on or before the 24th Day of January A.D. 1843 with interest at <Six> [illegible] per cent per annum for value received—
and then and there delivered the Said promissory notes in writing to the Said Joseph Smith, and thereby promised to pay to the Said Joseph Smith or bearer the Said Sum of money in the Said notes [p. ]