Receipt from William Collins, 8 February 1839

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February the 8 1839
Recd of & Joseph Smith an order for $93 25 cts in full for a Saddle and Board at Nolands and trade at Robbets in .—
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    The prisoners may have purchased the saddle for one of the two horses they were permitted to ride from Independence to Richmond, Missouri. The horses had allegedly been stolen from Latter-day Saints by the militia and then loaned to the prisoners for this trip. In 1842, Latter-day Saints Elias Higbee, Hyrum Smith, and Henry G. Sherwood each estimated the value of a saddle at forty to fifty dollars. (Hyrum Smith, Testimony, Nauvoo, IL, 1 July 1843, p. 16, Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL; Elias Higbee, Deposition, Nauvoo, IL, 22 Apr. 1842; Hyrum Smith, Deposition, Nauvoo, IL, 22 Apr. 1842; Henry G. Sherwood, Deposition, Nauvoo, IL, 22 Apr. 1842, JS v. George M. Hinkle [Lee Co. Dist. Ct. 1842], CHL.)  

    Nauvoo, IL. Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 16800.

    JS v. George M. Hinkle / Lee County, Iowa Territory, District Court. Joseph Smith v. George M. Hinkle, 1841–1842. CHL.

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    Perhaps David Roberts, a Jackson County merchant. (1840 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., MO, 68; see also Jackson Co., MO, Deed Records, 1827–1909, bk. D, pp. 119–120, 1 Oct. 1835, microfilm 1,017,979; bk. E, pp. 408–410, 15 Sept. 1837, microfilm 1,017,980, U.S. and Canada Record Collection, FHL.)  

    Census (U.S.) / U.S. Bureau of the Census. Population Schedules. Microfilm. FHL.

    U.S. and Canada Record Collection. FHL.

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    Signature of William Collins.  

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    TEXT: “Liberty February 1839” is written upside down.