Invoice, Mead, Stafford & Co. to Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery, 8 October 1836
Mead, Stafford & Co., Invoice, , NY, to , Smith & , [, Geauga Co., OH], 8 Oct. 1836; unidentified handwriting; two pages; JS Office Papers, CHL. Includes docket and redactions.Single leaf measuring 12⅝ x 7⅝ inches (32 x 19 cm). The top, right, and bottom edges of the document have the square cut of manufactured paper; the left edge is torn, suggesting the leaf was part of a bifolium or removed from a volume. The top and bottom edges were brought together into a gate fold horizontally, then folded in half to form four panels. Graphite and ink redactions appear throughout the invoice in an unidentified handwriting. Marcellus Cowdery docketed the verso of the third panel: “Mead, Stafford & Co | Groceries | $812.01”. It remained in a folded state for some time with other documents stacked on top of it, evidenced by the pattern of coal dust on the second and third panels of the verso.This document was in the possession of church agents who purchased groceries from Mead, Stafford & Co. in . Based on the docket by Marcellus Cowdery, the invoice was in church possession by 1837, suggesting continuous institutional custody.