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Introduction to Barker for the use of Bump v. JS and Cowdery

Barker for the use of Bump v. JS and Cowdery
Geauga Co., Ohio, Court of Common Pleas, circa 24 October 1837
 
Historical Introduction
On 26 July 1837, through his attorneys and commenced litigation against JS and to reclaim an unpaid promissory note owed to Latter-day Saint William Barker. JS and Cowdery had become indebted to Barker on 7 July 1836 in the amount of $621.32. The promissory note they gave him was intended to be paid in money or land by 1 September 1836. At some point before 26 July 1837, the note was assigned to Bump and a balance of $214.34 remained unpaid. On 26 July, the Court of Common Pleas issued a capias for JS and Cowdery’s apprehension. Sheriff Abel Kimball took JS into custody the next day as he and several other church leaders traveled through , Ohio, on a trip north to visit Latter-day Saints in . When Kimball took JS’s bail bond, Anson Cook and others signed the bond as sureties guaranteeing JS’s appearance at the next term of court. The debt was apparently satisfied before the October term, however, and the plaintiff discontinued the suit.
 
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.
Barker for the use of Bump v. JS and Cowdery
Geauga Co., Ohio, Court of Common Pleas, circa 24 October 1837
 
Historical Introduction
On 26 July 1837, through his attorneys and commenced litigation against JS and to reclaim an unpaid promissory note owed to Latter-day Saint William Barker. JS and Cowdery had become indebted to Barker on 7 July 1836 in the amount of $621.32. The promissory note they gave him was intended to be paid in money or land by 1 September 1836. At some point before 26 July 1837, the note was assigned to Bump and a balance of $214.34 remained unpaid. On 26 July, the Court of Common Pleas issued a capias for JS and Cowdery’s apprehension. Sheriff Abel Kimball took JS into custody the next day as he and several other church leaders traveled through , Ohio, on a trip north to visit Latter-day Saints in . When Kimball took JS’s bail bond, Anson Cook and others signed the bond as sureties guaranteeing JS’s appearance at the next term of court. The debt was apparently satisfied before the October term, however, and the plaintiff discontinued the suit.
 
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.
 
 
Geauga Co., Ohio, Court of Common Pleas