JS and Others, Bond for Property in Nauvoo,Before 21 April 1840 when the post office was changed from “Commerce” to “Nauvoo,” the Joseph Smith Papers refers to the town as “Commerce.” However, in this instance, the bond itself says the property is on the plat for the “Town of Nauvoo.” Hancock Co., IL, to Moses Nickerson

18 September 1839

  • 18 Sept. 1839; private possession; handwriting of James Mulholland; signatures of JS, Sidney Rigdon, Hyrum Smith, and Moses Nickerson.
  • 18 Sept. 1839; JS Collection, CHL; handwriting of James Mulholland; signatures of JS, Sidney Rigdon, Hyrum Smith, and Moses Nickerson.