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Introduction to Wright v. Rigdon et al.

Wright v. Rigdon, JS, Cowdery, Whitney, and Johnson
Geauga Co., Ohio, Court of Common Pleas, circa 3 April 1838
 
Historical Introduction
On 3 October 1836, JS, , , , and signed two $500 promissory notes for unspecified goods or services provided by Justus Wright. The first note was due 1 May 1837, and the second was due 1 October 1837. On 11 October 1837, after default on both notes, Wright pursued legal action in the court of common pleas to collect the debt. , sheriff of , arrested and in on 19 October and required them to enter into a $2,000 bail bond until they could arrange for special bail. This occurred five days later when , , , and offered a $3,000 surety for payment of the judgment if rendered against the defendants. did not find the other defendants within his jurisdiction because JS, , and had left for , Missouri, to oversee ecclesiastical affairs there. Wright’s complaint, filed 4 December 1837, appears to have multiple claims. One assessed $1,000 for the two notes, several for $1,200 each, and one for $1,500 damages. This was according to legal practice of the 1800s and actually represented the single claim of $1,000 for the two notes. The transcript of proceedings noted that the defendants failed to appear. As a result, the court awarded Wright $1,055.31 in damages, plus court 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.
Wright v. Rigdon, JS, Cowdery, Whitney, and Johnson
Geauga Co., Ohio, Court of Common Pleas, circa 3 April 1838
 
Historical Introduction
On 3 October 1836, JS, , , , and signed two $500 promissory notes for unspecified goods or services provided by Justus Wright. The first note was due 1 May 1837, and the second was due 1 October 1837. On 11 October 1837, after default on both notes, Wright pursued legal action in the court of common pleas to collect the debt. , sheriff of , arrested and in on 19 October and required them to enter into a $2,000 bail bond until they could arrange for special bail. This occurred five days later when , , , and offered a $3,000 surety for payment of the judgment if rendered against the defendants. did not find the other defendants within his jurisdiction because JS, , and had left for , Missouri, to oversee ecclesiastical affairs there. Wright’s complaint, filed 4 December 1837, appears to have multiple claims. One assessed $1,000 for the two notes, several for $1,200 each, and one for $1,500 damages. This was according to legal practice of the 1800s and actually represented the single claim of $1,000 for the two notes. The transcript of proceedings noted that the defendants failed to appear. As a result, the court awarded Wright $1,055.31 in damages, plus court 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.
 
 
Wright v. Rigdon et al., Court of Common Pleas