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.
Yet the debt remains unpaid therefore he demands judgment for his debt and damages for the detention thereof together with costs
A[sa] D Brasher, ageant for
Upon the filing of the aforesaid declaration the said filed on the same day an affidavit and bond for an which are in the words and figures following to Wit
State of Missouri)
County of )
Asa D. Brasher states that , Joseph Smith Jun and are justly endebted to in the sum of Two hundred dollars and interest from the 26 of May 1836. allowing all just credits and set offs and also he has good reason to believe that the said debtors are about fraudulently to remove or convey— or dispose of their property or effects so as to hinder or delay their creditors
A. D. Brasher
Subscribed and sworn to this 10th. day of Jany. 1839 before me a justice aJustice of the peace for