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Introduction to Spencer v. Cahoon et al.

Spencer v. Cahoon, Carter, H. Smith, JS, Rigdon, and W. Smith
Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court, circa 25 January 1838
 
Historical Introduction
On 6 June 1833, at a conference of high priests, JS appointed , , and as a committee “to take the oversight of the building of the ” in , Ohio. To fulfill their responsibilities, the three formed a mercantile firm under the name Cahoon, Carter & Co. sometime before October 1835. The firm supported the construction of the by purchasing goods, either on credit or from donated funds obtained by the Quorum of the Twelve and others, and then making those goods available in exchange for labor or payment. On 9 November 1835, the firm borrowed fifty dollars from William W. Spencer, payable when called for. Spencer sued for payment on 25 January 1838. In addition to , , and , Spencer included JS, , and in the lawsuit, probably because he assumed JS and were connected to the firm. After hearing testimony, Justice of the Peace determined that JS, , and were not partners of the firm Cahoon, Carter, & Co. and discharged them from liability in the suit. He then rendered judgment against the firm for $56.41, along with $2.76 in court costs.
 
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.
Spencer v. Cahoon, Carter, H. Smith, JS, Rigdon, and W. Smith
Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court, circa 25 January 1838
 
Historical Introduction
On 6 June 1833, at a conference of high priests, JS appointed , , and as a committee “to take the oversight of the building of the ” in , Ohio. To fulfill their responsibilities, the three formed a mercantile firm under the name Cahoon, Carter & Co. sometime before October 1835. The firm supported the construction of the by purchasing goods, either on credit or from donated funds obtained by the Quorum of the Twelve and others, and then making those goods available in exchange for labor or payment. On 9 November 1835, the firm borrowed fifty dollars from William W. Spencer, payable when called for. Spencer sued for payment on 25 January 1838. In addition to , , and , Spencer included JS, , and in the lawsuit, probably because he assumed JS and were connected to the firm. After hearing testimony, Justice of the Peace determined that JS, , and were not partners of the firm Cahoon, Carter, & Co. and discharged them from liability in the suit. He then rendered judgment against the firm for $56.41, along with $2.76 in court costs.
 
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.
 
 
Spencer v. Cahoon et al., Justice of the Peace Court