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Introduction to George H. Noble & Co. v. JS

George H. Noble & Co. v. JS
Harmony Township, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, Justice of the Peace Court, 26 August 1830
Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, Court of Common Pleas, circa 29 November 1830
 
Historical Introduction
In August 1830, amid “a spirit of persecution” against him in , Pennsylvania, JS arranged to leave the area with his wife, , and relocate to , New York. Before leaving, he took steps to settle a debt owed to his father-in-law, , for a thirteen-and-a-half-acre piece of land, including a frame home, barn, and other improvements, all of which he had agreed to buy in 1829. On 25 August 1830, JS borrowed $190.95 from George H. Noble & Co., a mercantile firm in Harmony. With a portion of the money, he made the final payment to Hale.
Because JS was preparing to leave the jurisdiction of the courts of , Noble sought some type of security to guarantee payment of the loan. On 26 August, the day after the loan was granted, an “amicable action” was commenced between Noble and JS, which provided an avenue to collect on the loan should JS fail to repay. JS voluntarily appeared before , a justice of the peace, and confessed judgment. Lane’s docket entry of the proceedings was filed with the prothonotary, or principal clerk, of the court of common pleas on 31 August.
By June of the following year the debt was paid. Noble authorized Levi Westfall to acknowledge payment of the debt, and the acknowledgment was filed with the prothonotary on 4 June 1831.
 
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.
 
25 August 1830 JS, Promissory Note, Harmony Township, Susquehanna Co., PA, to George H. Noble & Co.
25 Aug. 1830. Not extant.
 
George H. Noble & Co. v. JS, Harmony Township, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, Justice of the Peace Court
 
26 August 1830 Docket Entry, Harmony Township, Susquehanna Co., PA
26 Aug. 1830. Not extant.
26 Aug. 1830; Susquehanna County Prothonotary Office, Susquehanna County Courthouse, Montrose, PA; handwriting of Jesse Lane; certified and witnessed by Jesse Lane; docket and notation in handwriting of Asa Dimock Jr.
 
George H. Noble & Co. v. JS, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, Court of Common Pleas
 
26 August 1830 Docket Entry, Copy, Harmony Township, Susquehanna Co., PA
26 Aug. 1830; Susquehanna County Prothonotary Office, Susquehanna County Courthouse, Montrose, PA; handwriting of Jesse Lane; certified and witnessed by Jesse Lane; docket and notation in handwriting of Asa Dimock Jr.
 
Ca. 29 November 1830 Docket Entry, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA
Ca. 29 Nov. 1830; Susquehanna County Court of Common Pleas, Docket Book, vol. 6, p. 455, Susquehanna County Prothonotary Office, Susquehanna County Courthouse, Montrose, PA; handwriting of Asa Dimock Jr.; notation in handwriting of Asa Dimock Jr.
 
3 June 1831 George H. Noble & Co., Power of Attorney, to Levi Westfall, Harmony Township, Susquehanna Co., PA
3 June 1831; Susquehanna County Prothonotary Office, Susquehanna County Courthouse, Montrose, PA; unidentified handwriting; docket and notation in handwriting of Asa Dimock Jr.
 
Ca. 4 June 1831 Receipt, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA
Ca. 4 June 1831. Not extant.
George H. Noble & Co. v. JS
Harmony Township, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, Justice of the Peace Court, 26 August 1830
Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, Court of Common Pleas, circa 29 November 1830
 
Historical Introduction
In August 1830, amid “a spirit of persecution” against him in , Pennsylvania, JS arranged to leave the area with his wife, , and relocate to , New York. Before leaving, he took steps to settle a debt owed to his father-in-law, , for a thirteen-and-a-half-acre piece of land, including a frame home, barn, and other improvements, all of which he had agreed to buy in 1829. On 25 August 1830, JS borrowed $190.95 from George H. Noble & Co., a mercantile firm in Harmony. With a portion of the money, he made the final payment to Hale.
Because JS was preparing to leave the jurisdiction of the courts of , Noble sought some type of security to guarantee payment of the loan. On 26 August, the day after the loan was granted, an “amicable action” was commenced between Noble and JS, which provided an avenue to collect on the loan should JS fail to repay. JS voluntarily appeared before , a justice of the peace, and confessed judgment. Lane’s docket entry of the proceedings was filed with the prothonotary, or principal clerk, of the court of common pleas on 31 August.
By June of the following year the debt was paid. Noble authorized Levi Westfall to acknowledge payment of the debt, and the acknowledgment was filed with the prothonotary on 4 June 1831.
 
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.
 
25 August 1830 JS, Promissory Note, Harmony Township, Susquehanna Co., PA, to George H. Noble & Co.
25 Aug. 1830. Not extant.
 
George H. Noble & Co. v. JS, Harmony Township, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, Justice of the Peace Court
 
26 August 1830 Docket Entry, Harmony Township, Susquehanna Co., PA
26 Aug. 1830. Not extant.
26 Aug. 1830; Susquehanna County Prothonotary Office, Susquehanna County Courthouse, Montrose, PA; handwriting of Jesse Lane; certified and witnessed by Jesse Lane; docket and notation in handwriting of Asa Dimock Jr.
 
George H. Noble & Co. v. JS, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, Court of Common Pleas
 
26 August 1830 Docket Entry, Copy, Harmony Township, Susquehanna Co., PA
26 Aug. 1830; Susquehanna County Prothonotary Office, Susquehanna County Courthouse, Montrose, PA; handwriting of Jesse Lane; certified and witnessed by Jesse Lane; docket and notation in handwriting of Asa Dimock Jr.
 
Ca. 29 November 1830 Docket Entry, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA
Ca. 29 Nov. 1830; Susquehanna County Court of Common Pleas, Docket Book, vol. 6, p. 455, Susquehanna County Prothonotary Office, Susquehanna County Courthouse, Montrose, PA; handwriting of Asa Dimock Jr.; notation in handwriting of Asa Dimock Jr.
 
3 June 1831 George H. Noble & Co., Power of Attorney, to Levi Westfall, Harmony Township, Susquehanna Co., PA
3 June 1831; Susquehanna County Prothonotary Office, Susquehanna County Courthouse, Montrose, PA; unidentified handwriting; docket and notation in handwriting of Asa Dimock Jr.
 
Ca. 4 June 1831 Receipt, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA
Ca. 4 June 1831. Not extant.