Inventory of Property, circa 14–16 April 1842

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Inventory of Property.
Account against , for money had and received, by him, and for his scrip payable, in lands in , Iowa Territory, or town lots in on demand, and which have been demanded by me and refused, leaving my demand on him for money $778.00.
Eighty Thousand Seven Hundred & Seventy Eight Dollars.——
Account against on notes in my hands against him amounting to about $6653.00.
Account money had & received by him for my use and laid out & expended by me for him about. 5,500.00
One Common Wooden Clock— 2 dining tables
1 Candle Stand 3. Bedsteads.
1 note drawn by C[harles] B. & M[arvin] B. Street, payable at the Bank of Missouri, at , to Joseph Smith, , and which said note is assigned over to and now in Possession of said Bank amounting to the same sum & collateral security for the payment of Said note drawn by Joseph Smith, , & payable to the for $4866.38.
1 note drawn by C. B. & M. B. Street for $3000. payable to Joseph Smith, , , and & , now in the hands of in said City of . on which said note there is a balance due jointly to said Payees of about. $2000.00
2 tables dining, 1 set of kitchen chairs, 1 high post and two trundle bedsteads, 3 feather beds & 3 straw beds, 8 coverlids, 8 sheets, 6 bed quilts [p. [1]]
6 pillows & cases for same, 1 brass kettle, 2 tin buckets, 1 Wash tub, 1 large iron pot, 1 tea kettle, 1 coffee pot 1 set cups & saucers, 1 dozen plates, 1 set knives and forks, 1 dozen spoons 5 glass tumblers, 2 candle sticks and wearing apparel for myself and and four Children living with me
Certain lots of land known & numbered on the Plot of the City of , it being one undivided third part of my interest, as follows. to wit:—
Lots No. 2, 3, 4, in Block No 5.   Lots Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, in Blk No. 30.
" " 1, 2, 3, 4, " " " 6 " " 1, 2, 3 " " " 31
" " 2, 3, " " " 7 " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 32
" " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 8 " " 2, 3, 4, " " " 33
" " 2, 3, " " " 9 " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 34
" " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 12 " " 1, 3, 4, " " " 35
" " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 13 " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 38
" " 1, 2, 3, 4, " " " 14, " " 1, 2, 3, 4, " " " 39
" " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 15 " " 1, 2, 4 " " " 40
" " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 16 " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 41
" " 1, 2, 3, 4, " " " 17 " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 42
" " 1, 3, 4 " " " 18 " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 43
" " 2, 3 " " " 19 " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 44
" " 1, 2, 3, 4, " " " 20. " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 45
" " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 21 " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 46
" " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 22. " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 47
" " 1, " " " 24 " " 1, 2, 4 " " " 48
" " 1, 2, 3, 4, " " " 25 " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 49
" " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 26 " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 50.
" " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 27. " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 51
" " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 28. " " 1, 2, " " " 52
" " 1, 2, 3, 4, " " " 29. " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 56.
[p. [2]]
Lots. Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 in Block No. 57.   Lots Nos. 1, 2, 4 in Blk. No. 75.
" " 1, 2, 3, " " " 58 " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 76
" " 1, 2, 3, 4, " " " 59 " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 77
" " 1, 2, 3, 4, " " " 60. " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 84
" " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 62 " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 85
" " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 63. " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 86
" " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 64 " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 87
" " 1, 2 " " " 65 " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 88
" " 1, 2, 3, " " " 72. " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 89.
" " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 73.
Also the one undivided third part of the following lots numbered in the plot of Joseph Smiths addition to the City of to wit:
Lots Nos. 3, 4 in Block No. 53.   Lots. Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, in Blk No 55
" " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 12 " " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 54
" " 1, 2, 3, 4 " " " 13. " " 1, 2, " " " 74
Signed Joseph Smith. [1/4 page blank] [p. [3]]
[p. [4]]

Footnotes

  1. 1

    It is unclear why this amount was written on this line and only $778 on the line above. It is also unclear which amount is correct and how the correct figure was derived. In April 1839 church leaders purchased approximately forty-seven acres on the south end of the peninsula that would become Nauvoo for $18,000. They also purchased from Galland almost eighteen thousand acres of land directly across the Mississippi River, in Lee County, Iowa Territory, in May and June 1839 for nearly $50,000. (Hancock Co., IL, Deed Records, 1817–1917, vol. 12-G, p. 247, 30 Apr. 1839, microfilm 954,195, U.S. and Canada Record Collection, FHL; Lee Co., IA, Land Records, 1836–1961, Deeds [South, Keokuk], vol. 1, pp. 507–509, microfilm 959,238; vol. 2, pp. 3–6, 13–16, microfilm 959,239, U.S. and Canada Record Collection, FHL; see also Cook, “Isaac Galland,” 270–275.)  

    U.S. and Canada Record Collection. FHL.

    Cook, Lyndon W. “Isaac Galland—Mormon Benefactor.” BYU Studies 19 (Spring 1979): 261–284.

  2. 2

    See Account with Estate of Oliver Granger, between ca. 3 Feb. and ca. 2 Mar. 1842.  

  3. 3

    In September 1840 Captain Robert E. Lee sold the steamboat Des Moines to Haws—with JS, Hyrum Smith, Henry Miller, and George Miller acting as sureties—for $4,866.38. JS listed that debt to the United States government in his schedule of creditors. At the same time, Lee received another note in the same amount from Charles Street and Marvin Street—payable to Haws, George Miller, and the Smith brothers—as collateral security for the steamboat payment. (Oaks and Bentley, “Joseph Smith and Legal Process,” 739.)  

    Oaks, Dallin H., and Joseph I. Bentley. “Joseph Smith and Legal Process: In the Wake of the Steamboat Nauvoo.” Brigham Young University Law Review, no. 3 (1976): 735–782.