JS, 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, other instances of bonds for land transactions in September 1839 say the property is on the plat for the “Town of Nauvoo.” Hancock Co., IL, 25 Sept. 1839–J

25 September 1839