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Actions and defenses

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Geauga County (Ohio) court record

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230317981]
Identifier: MSS SC 1930
Scope and Contents

One handwritten court record. The item is a copy made in 1860 by William N. Keeny, clerk of Geauga County, of the original court record dated 1839. The Halsted Haines Co. sued Joseph Smith (1805-1844), Hyrum Smith, Olivery Cowdery, Sidney Rigdon, Brigham Young, and other Mormon Church leaders for redress in connection with questionable business practices. Since the defendants failed to appear when summoned, the plaintiffs were awarded $2337.35 plus expenses.

Dates: 1839

Huntington Creek litigation records, 1913

 File — Box 8: [Barcode: 31197232485166], Folder: 3
Identifier: MSS 359

Illinois Circuit Court (Northern District) records

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230235415]
Identifier: MSS SC 174
Scope and Contents

Phtocopies of handwritten court records. The materials are pages 1 and 486 to 697 from volume 4 of a much larger record on court proceedings. The entries regard the case of the "United States of America vs. Joseph Smith, et al." The manuscript deals with the estate of Joseph Smith, first president of the Mormon Church. The originals are located at the Federal Records Center, Chicago, Illinois.

Dates: 1850

Legal proceedings on Brigham Young estate

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230310945]
Identifier: MSS SC 1267
Scope and Contents

Incomplete printed legal proceedings on the estate of Brigham Young, conducted in 1879 in the Utah Territory.

Dates: 1879

Mormon War papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS FM 7
Scope and Contents

Microfilmed copies of original joint legislative committee journals (1838-1839), legislative proceedings (1838-1841), correspondence and orders (1838-1839), evidence given at the court of inquiry held in November 1838 to investigate Joseph Smith (1805-1844) and others for high treason, and certificates dealing with indictments against Mormons (1841) pertaining to the Mormon disturbances in Missouri (1838-1841). The film is 16 mm. and 35 mm. and is photonegative.

Dates: 1838-1841

Rose Marie Reid lawsuits, approximately 1940-1971

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8044 Series 2 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents

Contains documents related to lawsuits filed against the Rose Marie Reid company. Includes correspondence between lawyers, tax files for a case in Canada, and rights and royalty information. All the cases pertain to Reid's business and incorporation. Includes contracts and records of the actual cases. Dated approximately 1940 to 1971.

Dates: approximately 1940-1971