Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 213

Price Realized: $ 15,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(MORMONS.) Smith, Joseph. Recognizance document for a woman to appear in court, or pay $100. Document Signed as Mayor of Nauvoo, 7 x 7 3/4 inches; docketed on verso; minimal wear. (MRS) Nauvoo, IL, 10 February 1843

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Harriet Nurse (Nourse in the docketing) agrees to pay $100, to be declared void if she 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 her." 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: sold by dealer King V. Hostick on 13 October 1962 to the consignor.