Invoice, D. O. Ketchum to Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery, 20 June 1836
D. O. Ketchum, Invoice, , Erie Co., NY, to , [, Geauga Co., OH], 20 June 1836; handwriting of Daniel Ketchum; one page; JS Office Papers, CHL. Includes dockets and endorsements.Single leaf of blue paper measuring 8⅛ x 8 inches (21 x 20 cm). The right and bottom edges of the recto have the square cut of manufactured paper; the top and left edges are torn, suggesting the leaf was part of a larger leaf or possibly a bifolium. The document was tri-folded horizontally and endorsed. Graphite and red pencil redactions are in unidentified handwriting. Endorsements are in the handwriting of , ca. 1836. docketed the verso of the second panel twice: “D.O. Ketchum’s | Bill $246.96”; “Due Dec. 20, 1836, | at Bank”. A third docket below the other two is in unidentified handwriting: “Hosie[r]y & Bonnets”. There is marked staining on the document.This document was in the possession of church agents who purchased hosiery and bonnets from Ketchum in . It was subsequently given to , who compared the contents of the invoice with the groceries received. Based on the docket by , the invoice was in church possession from its reception, suggesting continuous institutional custody.
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