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Introduction to Parker v. Foster

Parker v. Foster
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Mayor’s Court, 25 July 1842
 
Historical Introduction
On 9 February 1842, , Illinois, resident borrowed fifty-five dollars from Samuel Parker, which he promised to repay by 1 June. When Foster failed to pay the debt, Parker initiated an action to recover it, and on 16 July 1842, Foster received a summons to appear in court. The case was scheduled for 21 July, but Foster asked for and was granted a continuance. When the court reconvened on 25 July, JS heard the testimony of the parties and ruled that Foster pay the fifty-five dollars plus interest and court costs.
Though Parker obtained a judgment in his favor, was unable to pay the debt in full. By 21 August 1842, a was able to collect $2.50 by selling a piece of Foster’s property; he noted on the execution, “no more property found whereon to levy.”
 
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.
Parker v. Foster
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Mayor’s Court, 25 July 1842
 
Historical Introduction
On 9 February 1842, , Illinois, resident borrowed fifty-five dollars from Samuel Parker, which he promised to repay by 1 June. When Foster failed to pay the debt, Parker initiated an action to recover it, and on 16 July 1842, Foster received a summons to appear in court. The case was scheduled for 21 July, but Foster asked for and was granted a continuance. When the court reconvened on 25 July, JS heard the testimony of the parties and ruled that Foster pay the fifty-five dollars plus interest and court costs.
Though Parker obtained a judgment in his favor, was unable to pay the debt in full. By 21 August 1842, a was able to collect $2.50 by selling a piece of Foster’s property; he noted on the execution, “no more property found whereon to levy.”
 
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.
 
  • 1842 (1)
    • February (1)
      9 February 1842

      Solon Foster, Promissory Note, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL, to Samuel Parker

      • 9 Feb. 1842; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL; handwriting of John A. Forgeus; signature of Solon Foster; notation in handwriting of James Sloan.
 
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Mayor’s Court
  • 1842 (5)
    • July (5)
      16 July 1842

      JS as Mayor and Justice of the Peace, Summons, to Nauvoo City Marshal, for Solon Foster, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL

      • 16 July 1842; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL; handwriting of James Sloan; signature of JS; docket in handwriting of James Sloan; notations in handwriting of Henry G. Sherwood, William W. Phelps, and James Sloan.
      16 July 1842

      JS as Mayor and Justice of the Peace, Subpoena, to Nauvoo City Marshal, for Gustavus Hills, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL

      • 16 July 1842; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL; handwriting of James Sloan; signature of JS; notations in handwriting of Henry G. Sherwood and William W. Phelps.
      Ca. 16 July 1842

      Docket Entry, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL

      25 July 1842

      Subpoena, for David Brinton, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL

      25 July 1842

      JS as Mayor and Justice of the Peace, Execution, to Nauvoo City Marshal, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL

      • 25 July 1842; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL; handwriting of James Sloan; signature of JS; notations in handwriting of James Sloan, George Morey, and John D. Parker.
      • Ca. 25 July 1842; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL; handwriting of James Sloan; notation by James Sloan.