Transcript of Proceedings, circa 5 June 1837 [Martindale v. JS et al.]
Transcript of Proceedings, , Geauga Co., OH, ca. 5 June 1837, Martindale v. JS et al. (Geauga Co., OH, Court of Common Pleas 1837); Geauga County Court of Common Pleas, Common Pleas Record, vol. U, pp. 106–108; handwriting of ; signature presumably of ; Geauga County Archives and Records Center, Chardon, OH.
To the of said . . . Greeting: We command you, that you take Joseph Smith Jr. , & , if they be found in your , and them safely keep, so that you have their bodies before our court of Common Pleas of the aforesaid, at the court house in said , on the twenty first day of March next, to answer unto in a plea of ; damages seven thousand five hundred dollars: and have you then there this writ. Witness, President Judge of our said court of Common pleas for said , this sixteenth day of February A.D. 1837.
Upon which writ was the following endorsment, to wit:
“Suit brought on a note made by def[endan]ts. October 11. 1836 payable to or order on the 1st. of Jany. 1837 for $5000. Also for money lent & advanced; also for money had & recd. to use of Amt. now claimed to be due $5037. Feby. 13. 1837. Hold to bail in the sum of $10000—”
Afterwards to wit, at the March term of said court in the year aforesaid, the foregoing writ was returned into court by the of our said , endorsed as follows, to wit:
“The State of Ohio, ss.} In obedience to the command of this writ I on the 22d. day of February A.D. 1837 arrested the within named defts. and took their bail bond with , , and as surety conditioned that the above bound defts. shall appear before the next court of Common pleas, and enter in the action, a copy of the bail bond is hereunto returned
And the said defendants appeared and entered in the words and figures following, to wit:
Joseph Smith Jr. )
The State of Ohio)
Be it remembered that on the twenty first day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven, & of the county of personally appeared before me Clerk of the court of common pleas for said county of , and severally acknowledged themselves to owe unto the sum of ten thousand dollars each, to be levied upon their several goods and chattels, lands, tenements, and real estates, upon condition that if the defendants Joseph Smith Jr. , & , shall be condemned in this action at the suit of the plaintiff, the sd. defendants shall pay the costs and condemnation of the court, or be rendered or render themselves into the custody of the sheriff of said for the same; or in case of failure that the said & will pay the costs and condemnation for them.
Taken and acknowledged the day and year above written, before me in open court.
And thereupon it was ordered by the court, that this cause be continued until the next term of said court.
Afterwards to wit, on the twenty fourth day of April in the year aforesaid, the by his said filed with the aforesaid, his declaration in the words and figures following, to wit:
“The State of Ohio)
Court of Common Pleas, after March Term A.D. 1837.
by his attorney, complains of Joseph Smith Junior, , & , in a plea of , for that whereas on the eleventh day of October A.D. 1836 at [p. 107]