Transcript of Proceedings, 8 January 1842 [Boosinger v. O. Cowdery et al.]
Transcript of Proceedings, , Caldwell Co., MO, 8 Jan. 1842, Boosinger v. O. Cowdery 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, , Caldwell Co., 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.
Be it remembered that heretofore to wit on the tenth day of January AD 1839. filed in the clerks office of the circuit Court a declaration against , Joseph— Smith, Jr. and which said declaration is in the words and figures following to Wit.
“In the Circuit Court April Term 1839.
Joseph Smith Junr and)
To the Circuit Court Plaintiff states that he is the legal owner of a note against the defendants , Joseph Smith Jun and to the following effect
Tallmage Ohio May 26 1836
For value received we promise to pay or bear two hundred dollars two years from date with with six per cent interest after six months