Receipt from Horace Hotchkiss and Others, 28 February 1842
, , and , Receipt, , New Haven Co., CT, to [agent], [on behalf of JS], 28 Feb. 1842; handwriting of ; signatures of and and signature of by ; acknowledged by Lawrence Chamberlain; one page; JS Collection, CHL. Includes docket.Single leaf measuring 8½ × 8¾ inches (22 × 22 cm). The receipt was inscribed on one side of the paper; the verso is blank. The receipt was folded in different ways at various times.The document was docketed in graphite by an unidentified scribe: “Recpt from | Hotchkiss | for property for J◊◊◊ Ivin.” By 1973 the document had been included in the JS Collection at the Church Historical Department (now CHL). The document’s docket and inclusion in the JS Collection by 1973 suggest continuous institutional custody.
On 28 February 1842 signed a receipt for land received from . In late September or early October 1841, Hotchkiss met with Ivins in , at which time Ivins, acting as an for the , offered to sell Hotchkiss 140 acres of timbered land and the “ belonging to the Church,” properties located in , New Jersey. Hotchkiss wrote to JS on 11 October offering $3,000 for the property, provided that the purchase amount be applied to $6,000 in interest the church then owed Hotchkiss and his business partners, and , for selling the church a large tract of land in the , Illinois, area in August 1839. JS counteroffered to sell the land for $3,200, and Hotchkiss accepted in a letter dated 30 December 1841. Hotchkiss wrote to JS again on 7 February 1842, reiterating his desire to purchase the land and requesting that JS prompt Ivins to complete the transaction as quickly as possible. JS did not receive Hotchkiss’s letter until early March, by which time the sale had already taken place.