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.
Know all men by these presents that we the undersigned Asa D. Brashear and are held and firmly bound unto Joseph Smith Jr , and in the sum of one hundred dollars for the payment of which will and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents given under our hands and seals this 13th. day of March 1839.
The Condition of this obligation is such that whereas is about to commence his action or in the Circuit— Court with against— Joseph Smith Jr and Now therefore if he Shall prosecute his said suit with effect and without delay and shall pay to the defendants and all garnishers all the damages that they may sustain in consequence of said attachment then this obligation shall be void else to remain in full force and virtue.