Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Handwritten and signed legal documents involving the Choteau family. Included are summonses, financial notes, deeds, certificates, indentures, and writs all written at St. Louis, Mo. Several of the items are French translations of the original English documents. Members of the Choteau family mentioned in the items are Auguste, Pierre, Henry, and Gabriel S.
Handwritten legal documents including affidavits, writs, depositions, and decisions. The items relate to a suit brought by John W. Archer, a disaffected Strangite, against James J. Strang and John Cole in the summer of 1849 to recover a wagon Archer had consecrated to Strang's group. The case was heard in Walworth County, Wisconsin.
Photocopies of handwritten and printed writs. They declare that David Hyrum Smith, a leader in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is legally insane and should be sent to an institution. Many of the items were signed by Joseph Smith, III, the founder of that faith. Also included are newspaper clippings and a certificate verifying David Smith's death.
Two handwritten and signed documents. One item was written on Sept. 18, 1788 and is a legal rejoinder regarding Richard Oliver, Stephen Nottingham, and Frederick Skoonmaker. The second item was written in New York City on April 24, 1797 and is a letter to Mr. Sam Rodman of Nantucket and discusses an unnamed legal matter.
A collection of slavery documents from Missouri, Louisiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, and unknown states. Included are writs of manumission, bills of sale, affidavits, letters, and depositions. One document in French.