Affidavit, 20 January 1840

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January 20th 1840
We the Undersigned do hereby Certify that we hold at this time Land Duplicates belonging to our brethren purchased of the in the State of and forwarded to us by our breth[r]en to present as testimony to show that we still are in possession lawfully of the same but compelled by the Extermenating order of Gov of to leave the same in the hands of the mob. the following is a true list of the Numbers of the Duplicates now in our possession at this time and which will be presented to Committe if required as testimony
No 10394 Held by
No 8482 Held by No. 10031 " " " " " "
No 9779 Held by No. 11221 " " " " " "
No 680 " " " " " " No. 9415 " " " " " "
No 9780 " " " " " " No. 9157 " " " " " "
No 9987 " " " " " " No. 8675 " " " " " "
No 8421 " " " " " " No 9269 Held by Chandler Holbrook
No. 9986 " " " " " " No. 9156 Held by Charles W Hubbard
No. 10606 " " " " " " No 10813 " " Wilson Vanderlip
No 9782 " " " " " " No 8976 " " Gad Yale
No 10.10.6. " " " " " " No. 10161 " "
No 8420 " " " " " " No. 9378 " " John Fausett
No. 10723 Held by James Goff No. 10663 " "
No. 11834 Held by John Rowley No. 10992 " "
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the within is a list of the land duplicates in our hand as being a part of the many belonging to the people that was driven from by Exterminating order
Joseph Smith J.
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The undersigned also have in their possession vouchers setting forth their Claims, from the individuals who have suffered being Notes Book accounts and instruments truly setting forth their lawful claim these will be presented to the Committee if required at any time
Joseph, Smith Jr
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Footnotes

  1. 1

    See Letter from Hyrum Smith, 2 Jan. 1840.  

  2. 2

    Lilburn W. Boggs, Jefferson City, MO, to John B. Clark, Fayette, MO, 27 Oct. 1838, copy, Mormon War Papers, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City.  

    Mormon War Papers, 1838–1841. MSA.

  3. 3

    The testimonies given before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary concerning the church’s case against Missouri are summarized in a series of letters Higbee wrote to JS in February and March 1840. This affidavit is not specifically mentioned therein. (Letter from Elias Higbee, 20 Feb. 1840–A; Letters from Elias Higbee, 21 and 22 Feb. 1840.)  

  4. 4

    The correct certificate number for this land patent is 10594. (Land Patent for Edward Partridge, Caldwell Co., MO, no. 10594, General Land Office Records, BLM.)  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  5. 5

    The correct certificate number for this land patent is 8682. (Land Patent for George W. Harris, Caldwell Co., MO, no. 8682, General Land Office Records, BLM.)  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  6. 6

    See Land Patent for Edward Partridge, Caldwell Co., MO, no. 10031, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  7. 7

    See Land Patent for Squire Bozarth, Caldwell Co., MO, no. 9779, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  8. 8

    See Land Patent for Edward Partridge, Caldwell Co., MO, no. 11221, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  9. 9

    This land patent certificate has not been located.  

  10. 10

    See Land Patent for Edward Partridge, Caldwell Co., MO, no. 9415, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  11. 11

    See Land Patent for Squire Bozarth, Clinton Co., MO, no. 9780, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  12. 12

    See Land Patent for Edward Partridge, Caldwell Co., MO, no. 9157, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  13. 13

    See Land Patent for Squire Bozarth, Caldwell Co., MO, no. 9987, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  14. 14

    See Land Patent for Edward Partridge, Ray Co., MO, no. 8675, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  15. 15

    See Land Patent for Squire Bozarth, Caldwell Co., MO, no. 8421, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  16. 16

    See Land Patent for Chandler Holbrook, Caldwell Co., MO, no. 9269, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  17. 17

    See Land Patent for Squire Bozarth, Caldwell Co., MO, no. 9986, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  18. 18

    See Land Patent for Charles Hubbard, Caldwell Co., MO, no. 9156, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  19. 19

    See Land Patent for Squire Bozarth, Caldwell Co., MO, no. 10606, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  20. 20

    See Land Patent for Wilson Vanderlip, Caldwell Co., MO, no. 10813, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  21. 21

    See Land Patent for Squire Bozarth, Caldwell Co., MO, no. 9782, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  22. 22

    See Land Patent for Gad Yale, Caldwell Co., MO, no. 8976, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  23. 23

    See Land Patent for Squire Bozarth, Clinton Co., MO, no. 10106, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  24. 24

    See Land Patent for Samuel Miles, Caldwell Co., MO, no. 10161, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  25. 25

    See Land Patent for Squire Bozarth, Caldwell Co., MO, no. 8420, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  26. 26

    The correct certificate number for this land patent is likely either 9373 or 9374. (See Land Patents for John Fausett, Caldwell Co., MO, nos. 9373, 9374, General Land Office Records, BLM.)  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  27. 27

    See Land Patent for James Goff, Clinton Co., MO, no. 10723, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  28. 28

    See Land Patent for Samuel Rolfe, Caldwell Co., MO, no. 10663, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  29. 29

    See Land Patent for John Rowley, Caldwell Co., MO, no. 11834, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  30. 30

    See Land Patent for Samuel Miles, Caldwell Co., MO, no. 10992, General Land Office Records, BLM.  

    General Land Office Records. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Digital images of the land patents cited herein are available at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

  31. 31

    Hyrum Smith wrote a letter to JS, Higbee, and Rigdon that suggests there were other copies of certificates he could send to the delegation if needed. (Letter from Hyrum Smith, 2 Jan. 1840.)  

  32. 32

    Examples of these “Vouchers” and “Notes Book,” if they are different from the dozens of affidavits the church’s delegation submitted to Congress, have not been located.