, Promissory Note, , Hancock Co., IL, to JS, , and , 6 Mar. 1840; manuscript form in the handwriting of with manuscript additions in the handwriting of ; signature of ; docket in the handwriting of ; one page; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU. Includes docket and archival marking.
The four promissory notes issued to in this transaction were at one point on one leaf, but this first note is detached from the leaf. The bottom loop of the J in Jane Miller’s signature remains on the top of the remaining leaf. The note measures 3¼ × 7½ inches (8 × 19 cm). The leaf was folded twice horizontally.
The note may have been submitted as a freewill offering or tithing to . Along with many other personal and institutional documents kept by Whitney, the document was inherited by his daughter Mary Jane Whitney, who married Isaac Groo. This collection was passed down in the Groo family and donated by members of the family to the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University between 1969 and 1974.
On or before the Sixth day of March—— one thousand eight hundred and forty two I promise to pay Messrs Joseph Smith Junr & or order the sum of Fifty—— dollars with interest— the interest to be paid on the sixth day of March in each and every year value received