Transcript of Proceedings, 8 January 1842 [Boosinger v. JS et al.]
Transcript of Proceedings, , MO, 8 Jan. 1842, Boosinger v. JS et al. (Caldwell Co., MO, Circuit Court 1839); handwriting of Elliot Roberts; certified by Elliot Roberts, 8 Jan. 1842; certified by , 28 Feb. 1842; docket by Elliot Roberts, [, MO], [8 Jan. 1842]; thirteen pages; Letters Related to George Boosinger, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA. Includes seal.
In January 1842, presumably at ’s request, Elliot Roberts, clerk of the Circuit Court in , made certified transcripts of the proceedings in the two 1839 lawsuits. Given that the Caldwell County Courthouse and all original court records were destroyed by fire in 1860, few if any of JS’s original legal papers produced by the Caldwell County Circuit Court are extant.
This document was in ’s possession and presumably was retained by his descendants for an unknown time upon his death. In 1953, it was one of several miscellaneous Boosinger papers in the possession of M. S. MacCarthy of Glendale, California. Sometime between 1953 and 1958, the Boosinger papers were transferred from M. S. MacCarthy to Mrs. H. W. Deegan. In 1958, Deegan sold the Boosinger papers to the Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
“List of Boosinger Papers relating to Early Periods in the History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,” 14 Dec. 1953, Fife Mormon Collection, 1940–1972, Folk Collection 4, no. 1, series II, vol. 16, no. 650, Special Collections and Archives, Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University, Logan.
“List of Boosinger Papers relating to Early Periods in the History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,” 14 Dec. 1953. Fife Mormon Collection, 1940–1972, Folk Collection 4, no. 1, series II, vol. 16, no. 650, Special Collections and Archives, Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University, Logan.
on the same day an Affidavit and Bond for an which are in the words and figures following to wit
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Be it remembered that on this 13th day March eighteen hundred and thirty nine personally came before the undersigned of the Circuit Court of — Asa D. Brashear and makes oath that the defendants Joseph Smith Jr , and are justly endebted to the plaintiff after allowing all just credits and sett off, in the sum of Seven hundred and thirty dollars and interest thereon at six per centum per annum from the 23rd day of May 1836. And the said Asa D. Brashear further makes oath and says that and are not residents of nor residing in this and that there is good reason to believe and that he verily does believe that Joseph Smith Jr and are about fraudulently to remove— cunvey or dispose of his property or effects so as to hinder or delay his creditors