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Introduction to JS for the use of J. Granger v. Smalling and Coltrin

JS for the use of J. Granger v. Smalling and Coltrin
Geauga Co., Ohio, Court of Common Pleas, 8 November 1838
 
Historical Introduction
On 30 September 1836, and signed a promissory note obligating them to pay $500 to JS. JS to by February 1838, at which time JS brought a lawsuit against Smalling and Coltrin for the unpaid note. Presumably in response to JS filing a , the of the court issued a writ of against Smalling and Coltrin. The language “” in the case name indicated that Granger would be paid for the note even though JS was responsible for the lawsuit.
was taken into custody on 5 March, but the sheriff was unable to locate . Smalling was released on bond to appear at the next term of court. During the next term, in April 1838, the case was not heard, and Smalling was discharged by filing . On 7 May, JS filed a declaration, or complaint, with the court, which specified $1,000 in debt and damages. In a plea, Smalling countered JS’s action of debt with claims that JS was indebted to him for $2,000. He also claimed $1,500 was owed him relating to banknotes.
The case was heard by a twelve-man jury on 8 November 1838. Following the testimony of unidentified witnesses, the jury found for the defendant, and JS was assessed court costs. JS gave notice of appeal to the state supreme court; however, supreme court records make no mention of the appeal.
 
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.
JS for the use of J. Granger v. Smalling and Coltrin
Geauga Co., Ohio, Court of Common Pleas, 8 November 1838
 
Historical Introduction
On 30 September 1836, and signed a promissory note obligating them to pay $500 to JS. JS to by February 1838, at which time JS brought a lawsuit against Smalling and Coltrin for the unpaid note. Presumably in response to JS filing a , the of the court issued a writ of against Smalling and Coltrin. The language “” in the case name indicated that Granger would be paid for the note even though JS was responsible for the lawsuit.
was taken into custody on 5 March, but the sheriff was unable to locate . Smalling was released on bond to appear at the next term of court. During the next term, in April 1838, the case was not heard, and Smalling was discharged by filing . On 7 May, JS filed a declaration, or complaint, with the court, which specified $1,000 in debt and damages. In a plea, Smalling countered JS’s action of debt with claims that JS was indebted to him for $2,000. He also claimed $1,500 was owed him relating to banknotes.
The case was heard by a twelve-man jury on 8 November 1838. Following the testimony of unidentified witnesses, the jury found for the defendant, and JS was assessed court costs. JS gave notice of appeal to the state supreme court; however, supreme court records make no mention of the appeal.
 
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.
 
 
JS for the use of J. Granger v. Smalling and Coltrin, Court of Common Pleas