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Introduction to Millet for the use of JS v. Woodstock

Millet for the use of JS v. Woodstock
Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court, 20 July 1837
 
Historical Introduction
On 9 March 1837, , a member of the church’s high council in , Ohio, borrowed $1.85 from . The debt was payable when drawn, or upon presentation of the promissory note by the creditor to the debtor. Whether the promissory note reflected a debt for goods or services rendered by Millet to Woodstock or was a sum formally borrowed is unstated. The terms of the note are also absent. Sometime after extending the loan, Millet assigned the note to JS, who, as , sued Woodstock for payment. JS spent much of the summer and fall of 1837 involved in litigation for unpaid debts, likely exacerbated by the financial panic of 1837. Just as several of his creditors took him to court in 1837, JS in turn sought to recoup debts owed to him. As a justice of the peace in Kirtland Township, ordered the constable, Burton H. Phelps, to summon Woodstock to court. Woodstock did not appear, so the court rendered judgment against him. No record of payment is extant.
 
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.
Millet for the use of JS v. Woodstock
Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court, 20 July 1837
 
Historical Introduction
On 9 March 1837, , a member of the church’s high council in , Ohio, borrowed $1.85 from . The debt was payable when drawn, or upon presentation of the promissory note by the creditor to the debtor. Whether the promissory note reflected a debt for goods or services rendered by Millet to Woodstock or was a sum formally borrowed is unstated. The terms of the note are also absent. Sometime after extending the loan, Millet assigned the note to JS, who, as , sued Woodstock for payment. JS spent much of the summer and fall of 1837 involved in litigation for unpaid debts, likely exacerbated by the financial panic of 1837. Just as several of his creditors took him to court in 1837, JS in turn sought to recoup debts owed to him. As a justice of the peace in Kirtland Township, ordered the constable, Burton H. Phelps, to summon Woodstock to court. Woodstock did not appear, so the court rendered judgment against him. No record of payment is extant.
 
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.
 
 
Millet for the use of JS v. Woodstock, Justice of the Peace Court