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Introduction to Copeland v. A. Brown

Copeland v. A. Brown
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Mayor’s Court, 5 September 1842
 
Historical Introduction
On or shortly before 1 September 1842, Asa Copeland filed a complaint against for not paying him $44.37½ for work he performed. JS issued a summons for Brown to appear before him in the mayor’s court on 5 September.
The outcome of the case is unknown. By 3 September, JS was in hiding to evade arrest for his alleged complicity in the attempted assassination of governor . The docket entry simply noted JS’s absence and stated that “the Cause could not be proceeded upon.”
 
Calendar of Documents
This calendar lists all known documents created by or for the court, whether extant or not. It does not include versions of documents created for other purposes, though those versions may be listed in footnotes. In certain cases, especially in cases concerning unpaid debts, the originating document (promissory note, invoice, etc.) is listed here. Note that documents in the calendar are grouped with their originating court. Where a version of a document was subsequently filed with another court, that version is listed under both courts.
Copeland v. A. Brown
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Mayor’s Court, 5 September 1842
 
Historical Introduction
On or shortly before 1 September 1842, Asa Copeland filed a complaint against for not paying him $44.37½ for work he performed. JS issued a summons for Brown to appear before him in the mayor’s court on 5 September.
The outcome of the case is unknown. By 3 September, JS was in hiding to evade arrest for his alleged complicity in the attempted assassination of governor . The docket entry simply noted JS’s absence and stated that “the Cause could not be proceeded upon.”
 
Calendar of Documents
This calendar lists all known documents created by or for the court, whether extant or not. It does not include versions of documents created for other purposes, though those versions may be listed in footnotes. In certain cases, especially in cases concerning unpaid debts, the originating document (promissory note, invoice, etc.) is listed here. Note that documents in the calendar are grouped with their originating court. Where a version of a document was subsequently filed with another court, that version is listed under both courts.