Promissory Note from Charles B. Street and Marvin B. Street, 17 February 1841
Charles B. Street and Marvin B. Street, Promissory Note, , Hancock Co., IL, to JS, , , , and , 17 Feb. 1841. Copied [ca. 7 May 1844] in Bachman & Skinner on behalf of JS and Others, Declaration, p. ; handwriting of ; photocopy in Historical Department, Materials Received from Mark W. Hofmann, CHL.
The promissory note was copied into the circa 7 May 1844 declaration, which was acquired by the Church Historical Department (now CHL) from Mark Hofmann in 1982. As was later discovered, Hofmann forged many early church history and Americana manuscripts and altered authentic documents to increase their market value; he also dealt in authentic manuscripts. In 1986, church representatives offered documents received from Hofmann to the courthouses or local government agencies where they may have originated, and this document was returned to the circuit court. A collection was created in 1995 to collate forged and suspect documents acquired from Hofmann directly or indirectly through other donors and included both manuscripts and photocopies of documents that were returned to government institutions in 1986. Since there is no provenance information definitively dating this document prior to its possession by Hofmann and there is no indication the document underwent forensic testing, it cannot be conclusively authenticated.
On or before the first day of June next ensuing we jointly <or> and severally promise to pay Messrs Joseph Smith, , , and on their order the sum of three thousand one hundred and thirty three dollars and sixty-two cents in manner and form following to wit; viz in Dry goods, groceries and Hardware; Flour at two dollars per hundred; meal at twenty five cents per bushel, corn at twenty cents per bushel also oats at twenty one cents per bushel Pork at five cents per lb cows or meat cattle to be delivered at Hancock Co Ills in such quan[ti]ties of any the above mentioned goods or produce as they may require
C. B. [Charles B. Street] & M[arvin] B. Street Robt F Smith”
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Recd June 22d 1841. of C. B. & M. B. Street one thousand and twenty five dollars on the within note [p. ]
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