Agreement with Jacob Stollings, 12 April 1839

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, Davies County Mo
April 12th 1839
Know all men by these presents.
That I have this day agreed with Joseph Smith Jr to release all members of the Mormon from any and all debts due to me from them for goods sold to them by me at during the year 1838 on the following condition viz: that said Joseph Smith Jr return or cause to be returned to me the following books— one Ledger— three day books, and one day book of Groceries which was taken from my store in when said store was burned,
And if said books are returned to me within four months this shall be a receipt in full to all intents and purposes against any debt or debts due from Said Mormons to me on said books, but if not returned, this is to be null and void. Given under my hand this day and date before written.
Attest Lynch [p. 50]


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    TEXT: The initial before “Lynch” is somewhat unclear. Though it is almost certainly a “P,” indicating Patrick Lynch, the letter may possibly be a “J” for Joshua Lynch, who also lived in Daviess County in 1839. (1850 U.S. Census, District 27, Daviess Co., MO, 365[B]; Lynch, Life and Times of Joshua W. Lynch Descendants, 4; Daviess Co., MO, Deed Records, 1838–1902, vol. A, p. 25, 30 July 1839, microfilm 954,887, U.S. and Canada Record Collection, FHL.)  

    Census (U.S.) / U.S. Bureau of the Census. Population Schedules. Microfilm. FHL.

    Lynch, Bob D. The Life and Times of Joshua W. Lynch Descendants. Kansas City, MO: By the author, 2009.

    U.S. and Canada Record Collection. FHL.