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Introduction to Patterson and Patterson v. Cahoon, Carter & Co. and Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery

Patterson and Patterson v. Cahoon, Carter & Co. and Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery
Geauga Co., Ohio, Court of Common Pleas, 5 June 1837
 
Historical Introduction
On 15 June 1836, the firm of , which operated a store in , Ohio, bought $289.96 worth of goods from the mercantile firm of Gardner & Patterson, operated by merchants and . Twelve days later the firm of , another mercantile firm in the Kirtland area, purchased $280.94 worth of merchandise from Gardner & Patterson. In December 1836, individuals representing the two Latter-day Saint businesses gave Gardner & Patterson a promissory note—cosigned by JS—for $596.46, payable at the Bank of Geauga in January 1837.
JS and the other cosigners of the note failed to make the required payment, and at some point, Gardner & Patterson endorsed the unpaid note to and . The Pattersons then decided to sue to obtain payment; their attorneys, and , initiated an action in against JS and his cosigners. On 29 March 1837, the sheriff left copies of the court summons with the defendants, except , who could not be found. The plaintiffs then filed their declaration, or complaint, with the court for $800 damages. The court convened on 5 June 1837, but the defendants failed to appear. Judgment was rendered in favor of the plaintiffs for $610.37 plus court costs.
On 29 March 1838, Sheriff was commanded to execute the judgment against JS and his codefendants. He proceeded to seize two parcels of land in belonging to . The Pattersons assigned their judgment to on the same day. received a writ of —a command to sell the property—on 23 April 1838, and subsequently gave notice of a public auction on 4 June for the properties taken at suit. Marks purchased the lands at auction and was given title to them. Court costs remained unpaid until 1843, when , for unknown reasons, paid the costs.
 
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.
Patterson and Patterson v. Cahoon, Carter & Co. and Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery
Geauga Co., Ohio, Court of Common Pleas, 5 June 1837
 
Historical Introduction
On 15 June 1836, the firm of , which operated a store in , Ohio, bought $289.96 worth of goods from the mercantile firm of Gardner & Patterson, operated by merchants and . Twelve days later the firm of , another mercantile firm in the Kirtland area, purchased $280.94 worth of merchandise from Gardner & Patterson. In December 1836, individuals representing the two Latter-day Saint businesses gave Gardner & Patterson a promissory note—cosigned by JS—for $596.46, payable at the Bank of Geauga in January 1837.
JS and the other cosigners of the note failed to make the required payment, and at some point, Gardner & Patterson endorsed the unpaid note to and . The Pattersons then decided to sue to obtain payment; their attorneys, and , initiated an action in against JS and his cosigners. On 29 March 1837, the sheriff left copies of the court summons with the defendants, except , who could not be found. The plaintiffs then filed their declaration, or complaint, with the court for $800 damages. The court convened on 5 June 1837, but the defendants failed to appear. Judgment was rendered in favor of the plaintiffs for $610.37 plus court costs.
On 29 March 1838, Sheriff was commanded to execute the judgment against JS and his codefendants. He proceeded to seize two parcels of land in belonging to . The Pattersons assigned their judgment to on the same day. received a writ of —a command to sell the property—on 23 April 1838, and subsequently gave notice of a public auction on 4 June for the properties taken at suit. Marks purchased the lands at auction and was given title to them. Court costs remained unpaid until 1843, when , for unknown reasons, paid the costs.
 
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.
 
  • 1836 (3)
    • June (2)
      15 June 1836

      Gardner & Patterson, Invoice, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY, to Cahoon, Carter & Co., Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH

      • 15 June 1836; JS Office Papers, CHL; unidentified handwriting.
      27 June 1836

      Gardner & Patterson, Invoice, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY, to Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH

      • 27 June 1836; JS Office Papers, CHL; handwriting of Charles G. Irish; docket in handwriting of Oliver Cowdery.
    • December (1)
      14 December 1836

      William Thomson on behalf of Gardner & Patterson, Receipt, Buffalo, Erie Co. NY, to Cahoon, Carter & Co. and Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH

      • 14 Dec. 1836; JS Office Papers, CHL; handwriting of William Thomson; docket in handwriting of Reynolds Cahoon.
 
Geauga Co., Ohio, Court of Common Pleas