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Introduction to Bump v. S. Smith and JS

Bump v. S. Smith and JS
Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court, 2 January 1838
 
Historical Introduction
and his brother JS borrowed $43 from Ebenezer Jennings on 27 September 1837, payable in sixty days “with use,” meaning interest would be assessed. The purpose of the loan is unknown. Apparently then bought the note from Jennings. When the Smiths defaulted on the note, Bump gave an oath against them on 2 January 1838. In response, Justice of the Peace issued a to constable , who noted in his return that JS was in his custody; Samuel Smith was not found. JS confessed judgment on the note and was assessed damages for $44.10 plus $1.04 costs ($45.14 total). Text in the docket entry suggests Cowdery issued an execution that was served by the plaintiff, contrary to state statute. Bump obtained property valued at $37.76 for payment of the judgment, with an additional $7.28 received in May. The judgment was paid in full; however, the sum payment indicates ten cents in court fees remained due.
 
Calendar of Documents
This calendar lists all known documents created by or for the court, whether extant or not. It does not include versions of documents created for other purposes, though those versions may be listed in footnotes. In certain cases, especially in cases concerning unpaid debts, the originating document (promissory note, invoice, etc.) is listed here. Note that documents in the calendar are grouped with their originating court. Where a version of a document was subsequently filed with another court, that version is listed under both courts.
Bump v. S. Smith and JS
Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court, 2 January 1838
 
Historical Introduction
and his brother JS borrowed $43 from Ebenezer Jennings on 27 September 1837, payable in sixty days “with use,” meaning interest would be assessed. The purpose of the loan is unknown. Apparently then bought the note from Jennings. When the Smiths defaulted on the note, Bump gave an oath against them on 2 January 1838. In response, Justice of the Peace issued a to constable , who noted in his return that JS was in his custody; Samuel Smith was not found. JS confessed judgment on the note and was assessed damages for $44.10 plus $1.04 costs ($45.14 total). Text in the docket entry suggests Cowdery issued an execution that was served by the plaintiff, contrary to state statute. Bump obtained property valued at $37.76 for payment of the judgment, with an additional $7.28 received in May. The judgment was paid in full; however, the sum payment indicates ten cents in court fees remained due.
 
Calendar of Documents
This calendar lists all known documents created by or for the court, whether extant or not. It does not include versions of documents created for other purposes, though those versions may be listed in footnotes. In certain cases, especially in cases concerning unpaid debts, the originating document (promissory note, invoice, etc.) is listed here. Note that documents in the calendar are grouped with their originating court. Where a version of a document was subsequently filed with another court, that version is listed under both courts.
 
 
Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court