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Introduction to Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery for the use of JS v. Woodworth

Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery for the use of JS v. Woodworth
Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court, circa 31 July 1837
 
Historical Introduction
On 19 September 1836, Eli Woodworth became indebted to the , Ohio, mercantile firm of for $5.88. He likely incurred the debt purchasing goods from the firm. The note was subsequently assigned to JS, who then sued Woodworth for payment. On 31 July 1837, Woodworth and an unidentified agent representing JS appeared before Justice of the Peace . Woodworth filed a bill of particulars with Cowdery that claimed that a lesser amount was owed based on a “book acc[ou]nt” for $3.50. Latter-day Saint William Tennet testified in support of Woodworth’s claim, explaining that Woodworth had worked for the plaintiff. After evaluating the evidence, the court ruled that Woodworth should pay $1.68 to the plaintiff plus costs of 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.
Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery for the use of JS v. Woodworth
Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court, circa 31 July 1837
 
Historical Introduction
On 19 September 1836, Eli Woodworth became indebted to the , Ohio, mercantile firm of for $5.88. He likely incurred the debt purchasing goods from the firm. The note was subsequently assigned to JS, who then sued Woodworth for payment. On 31 July 1837, Woodworth and an unidentified agent representing JS appeared before Justice of the Peace . Woodworth filed a bill of particulars with Cowdery that claimed that a lesser amount was owed based on a “book acc[ou]nt” for $3.50. Latter-day Saint William Tennet testified in support of Woodworth’s claim, explaining that Woodworth had worked for the plaintiff. After evaluating the evidence, the court ruled that Woodworth should pay $1.68 to the plaintiff plus costs of 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.
 
 
Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery for the use of JS v. Woodworth, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court