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Introduction to Cahoon, Carter & Co. for the use of JS v. Draper

Cahoon, Carter & Co. for the use of JS v. Draper
Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court, circa August 1837
 
Historical Introduction
The year 1837 was a period of economic unrest for the . A financial crisis gripped the entire country, resulting in failed banks and declining land values. As a result, JS’s financial situation became increasingly strained. By April 1837, several lawsuits were initiated for debts owed by JS and business ventures in which he was associated. JS, in turn, sought to recover debts owed to him, including a debt owed by . In December 1836, Draper became indebted to the , Ohio, firm in the amount of $4.49. At some point the note was assigned to JS. When Draper failed to pay the debt, an action commenced in July 1837 before , recently elected justice of the peace for Kirtland Township.
Constable Burton Phelps noted that he served the summons “by copy” on 22 July. failed to appear on 25 July, and the court continued the matter until August. The docket entry abruptly ends, and there are no extant records to indicate whether the case was tried or if the debt was resolved.
 
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 a court outside of its original jurisdiction, that version is listed under both courts.
 
14 December 1836 Marvin Draper, Promissory Note, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH, to Cahoon, Carter & Co.
14 Dec. 1836. Not extant.
 
Cahoon, Carter & Co. for the use of JS v. Draper, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court Documents
 
15 July 1837 Oliver Cowdery, Summons, to Burton Phelps, for Marvin Draper, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH
15 July 1837. Not extant.
22 July 1837. Not extant.
 
Between 15 and ca. 25 July 1837 Docket Entry, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH
Between 15 and ca. 25 July 1837; Cowdery, Docket Book, 126; handwriting of Burton Phelps.
Cahoon, Carter & Co. for the use of JS v. Draper
Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court, circa August 1837
 
Historical Introduction
The year 1837 was a period of economic unrest for the . A financial crisis gripped the entire country, resulting in failed banks and declining land values. As a result, JS’s financial situation became increasingly strained. By April 1837, several lawsuits were initiated for debts owed by JS and business ventures in which he was associated. JS, in turn, sought to recover debts owed to him, including a debt owed by . In December 1836, Draper became indebted to the , Ohio, firm in the amount of $4.49. At some point the note was assigned to JS. When Draper failed to pay the debt, an action commenced in July 1837 before , recently elected justice of the peace for Kirtland Township.
Constable Burton Phelps noted that he served the summons “by copy” on 22 July. failed to appear on 25 July, and the court continued the matter until August. The docket entry abruptly ends, and there are no extant records to indicate whether the case was tried or if the debt was resolved.
 
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 a court outside of its original jurisdiction, that version is listed under both courts.
 
14 December 1836 Marvin Draper, Promissory Note, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH, to Cahoon, Carter & Co.
14 Dec. 1836. Not extant.
 
Cahoon, Carter & Co. for the use of JS v. Draper, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court Documents
 
15 July 1837 Oliver Cowdery, Summons, to Burton Phelps, for Marvin Draper, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH
15 July 1837. Not extant.
22 July 1837. Not extant.
 
Between 15 and ca. 25 July 1837 Docket Entry, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH
Between 15 and ca. 25 July 1837; Cowdery, Docket Book, 126; handwriting of Burton Phelps.