May 04, 2017 - Sale 2446

Sale 2446 - Lot 55

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(MORMONS.) SMITH, JOSEPH. Document Signed, "Joseph Smith Mayor," an affidavit for Moses Smith [probably unrelated to Joseph] certifying Moses Smith's obligation to appear in court or pay a fine. 7x7 1/2 inches, ruled paper; docketed verso, horizontal folds. (MRS) Nauvoo, IL, 10 February 1843

Additional Details

Moses Smith agrees to pay $100, to be declared void if he appears "at the next Circuit Court . . . to give testimony on behalf of the state, and the truth to say touching such matters as may be then and there required of him."
The docketing links the testimony to the trial of Oliver H. Olney, who had been excommunicated by the Mormons in 1842, and then in 1843 published The Absurdities of Mormonism Portrayed.
Provenance: King V. Hostick by sale to the present owner, 1965.