Promissory Note from Jane Miller, 6 March 1840–A
Jane Miller, Promissory Note, , Hancock Co., IL, to JS, , and , 6 Mar. 1840; manuscript form in the handwriting of with manuscript additions in the handwriting of ; signature of Jane Miller; docket in the handwriting of ; one page; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU. Includes docket and archival marking.The four promissory notes issued to Jane Miller in this transaction were at one point on one leaf, but this first note is detached from the leaf. The bottom loop of the J in Jane Miller’s signature remains on the top of the remaining leaf. The note measures 3¼ × 7½ inches (8 × 19 cm). The leaf was folded twice horizontally.The note may have been submitted as a freewill offering or tithing to . Along with many other personal and institutional documents kept by Whitney, the document was inherited by his daughter Mary Jane Whitney, who married Isaac Groo. This collection was passed down in the Groo family and donated by members of the family to the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University between 1969 and 1974.
Andrus, Hyrum L., and Chris Fuller, comp. Register of the Newel Kimball Whitney Papers. Provo, UT: Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, 1978.
See Historical Introduction to Bond to Jane Miller, 6 Mar. 1840.