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Introduction to Lake for the use of Quinn v. Millet et al.

Lake for the use of Quinn v. Millet, JS, and H. Smith
Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court, 10 July 1837
 
Historical Introduction
On 26 September 1836, JS, , and borrowed fifty dollars from Cyrus Lake, a church member in , Ohio. The surviving court document does not specify the reason for the promissory note, which came due in January 1837, bearing interest. Sometime between September 1836 and July 1837, Lake transferred the note to Christopher Quinn. The language stating that the lawsuit was “for the use of” Quinn informed officers of the court that Quinn was the owner of the promissory note.
In 1837, a banking crisis led to a major financial panic in the . As the panic unfolded in May 1837, Quinn started calling in debts and foreclosing mortgages. Not long after, legal action was commenced before , a justice of the peace in , to collect on the note. ordered the constable, Burton H. Phelps, to summon JS, , and to court. When the defendants did not appear, the court rendered judgment against them. entered a recognizance for the defendants for one hundred dollars, guaranteeing payment of the judgment of $52.39. On 1 January 1838, Quinn attested that he received the amount awarded by the court.
 
Calendar of Documents
26 September 1836 JS and Others, Promissory Note, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH, to Cyrus Lake
26 Sept. 1836. Not extant.
 
Lake for the use of Quinn v. Millet et al., Justice of the Peace Court
 
8 July 1837 Oliver Cowdery, Summons, to Burton H. Phelps, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH
8 July 1837. Not extant.
 
Ca. 10 July 1837 Docket Entry, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH
Ca. 10 July 1837; Cowdery, Docket Book, 91; handwriting of Burton Phelps and Oliver Cowdery; signature of John Gould; notation in handwriting of Christopher Quinn.
 
22 July 1837 Recognizance, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH, for John Gould
22 July 1837. Not extant.
22 July 1837; in Docket Entry, Cowdery, Docket Book, 91; handwriting of Oliver Cowdery; signature of John Gould.
Lake for the use of Quinn v. Millet, JS, and H. Smith
Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court, 10 July 1837
 
Historical Introduction
On 26 September 1836, JS, , and borrowed fifty dollars from Cyrus Lake, a church member in , Ohio. The surviving court document does not specify the reason for the promissory note, which came due in January 1837, bearing interest. Sometime between September 1836 and July 1837, Lake transferred the note to Christopher Quinn. The language stating that the lawsuit was “for the use of” Quinn informed officers of the court that Quinn was the owner of the promissory note.
In 1837, a banking crisis led to a major financial panic in the . As the panic unfolded in May 1837, Quinn started calling in debts and foreclosing mortgages. Not long after, legal action was commenced before , a justice of the peace in , to collect on the note. ordered the constable, Burton H. Phelps, to summon JS, , and to court. When the defendants did not appear, the court rendered judgment against them. entered a recognizance for the defendants for one hundred dollars, guaranteeing payment of the judgment of $52.39. On 1 January 1838, Quinn attested that he received the amount awarded by the court.
 
Calendar of Documents
26 September 1836 JS and Others, Promissory Note, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH, to Cyrus Lake
26 Sept. 1836. Not extant.
 
Lake for the use of Quinn v. Millet et al., Justice of the Peace Court
 
8 July 1837 Oliver Cowdery, Summons, to Burton H. Phelps, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH
8 July 1837. Not extant.
 
Ca. 10 July 1837 Docket Entry, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH
Ca. 10 July 1837; Cowdery, Docket Book, 91; handwriting of Burton Phelps and Oliver Cowdery; signature of John Gould; notation in handwriting of Christopher Quinn.
 
22 July 1837 Recognizance, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH, for John Gould
22 July 1837. Not extant.
22 July 1837; in Docket Entry, Cowdery, Docket Book, 91; handwriting of Oliver Cowdery; signature of John Gould.