Promissory Note from Wilson Law, 24 January 1842–B, Copy
, Promissory Note, , Hancock Co., IL, to JS, 24 Jan. 1842. Copied [ca. 9 May 1844] in George Stiles on behalf of William W. Phelps assignee of JS, Declaration, p. ; handwriting of ; Hancock County Courthouse, Carthage, IL; microfilm 1,637,612 at FHL.
In 1844, city attorney apparently copied two of the original 24 January 1842 promissory notes from onto the last page of the plaintiff’s declaration in Phelps, Assignee of JS v. Wilson Law, then filed the declaration with its accompanying notes with the Hancock County Circuit Court in , Illinois. Sometime in the ensuing decades, it was removed from the custody of the court. In 1976, the Church Historical Department (now CHL) acquired the document from Sam Weller’s Zion Book Store, a store operated by Sam and Lila Weller in Salt Lake City. In 1986, the Church Historical Department returned this and many other legal documents to the Hancock County Circuit Court. In 1989, the Genealogical Society of Utah (now FHL) microfilmed the document at the Hancock County courthouse.
See folder for Declaration, ca. 8 May 1844, in Hancock County, IL, Probate and Court Records, ca. 1850–1963, item 3, Miscellaneous Court Records, ca. 1827–1839, microfilm 1,637,612,U.S. and Canada Record Collection, FHL; Acquisition Sheet and Instrument of Gift, 31 Aug. 1976, 76–327, Nineteenth-Century Legal Documents Collection, CHL.
On or before the twenty fourth Day of January one thousand Eight hundred and Forty Four For value received I promise to pay Joseph Smith or bearer Two hundred dollars with Interest at six per cent per annum
January 24th 1842)
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For value Rcd [recieved], I Assign the within note to — January 1st A.D. 1843 [p. ]
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