Legal Events

October 11, 1836

Stannard v. Young, Pratt, and Smith: Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, and Parley P. Pratt purchased a farm from Claudius Stannard just outside of Chester, Ohio (south of Kirtland) for $6,914.93, payable $1,000 that day and $2,000 within sixty days, which amounts were paid (possibly by way of Kirtland Safety Society notes), with $1,000 due each October 3 for the next four years (which payments were not paid).

October 11, 1836

Stannard v. Young and Smith: Brigham Young and Joseph Smith signed a promissory note for $235.50 to pay Claudius Stannard and also for "goods sold and delivered amount appearing to be due $250."

October 12, 1836

Bailey, Keeler, and Remsen v. Smith and Cowdery: Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery signed a promissory note to pay to Bailey, Keeler, & Remsen for items purchased, in the amount of $1,804.94. The note was due in July 1837.

December 14, 1836

Patterson and Patterson v. Cahoon, Carter, Smith, Rigdon, Cowdery, and Smith: Reynolds Cahoon, Jared Carter, and Hyrum Smith (operating as the firm of Cahoon, Carter & Co.) and Sidney Rigdon, Oliver Cowdery, and Joseph Smith (operating as the firm of Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery) executed a promissory note to pay Gardner & Patterson $596.46, payable at the Bank of Geauga on January 14, 1837.

January 2, 1837

Bank of Geauga v. Smith, Whitney, and Rigdon. Joseph Smith, Newel K. Whitney, and Sidney Rigdon obtained a loan for $3,000 from the Bank of Geauga and gave the bank a promissory note stating that they would return ("pay jointly and severally") the money "forty five days after date" at the Bank House in Painesville, Ohio.


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