Articles of Agreement, 14 March 1837

Article of an agreement Made and entered  into this Fourteenth day of March in the Year of  our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty  Seven between Joseph Smith Jr. Cashier of the Kirkland [Kirtland]  Safety Society Bank or Kirkland Safety Society Anti Banking  and Sidney Rigdon President of the same——  by their Agent Sampson Avard of the Town of Kirk land County of Geauga—— and State of ohio  of the first party And Ovid Pinney & Stephen  Phillips of the Township of NewSeweekly County of  Beaver and State of Pennsylvania of the Second part
That the partys of the first part for and in consid eration hereafter mentioned hath and doth agree that  they will furnish of the Bills of the Kirkland Safety Society  Bank or Anti Banking the Sum of——  Forty Thousand Dollars to the Second party and let them  have the same and put them in Circulation for four  Years from this date— Ten Thousand Dollars they  are to have on Signing this agreement—— Ten Thousand  Dollars as soon as they Can get the first in Circulation  or within two Months or at any time when Calld for,  <and Twenty Thousand Dollars also when called for>  The two last Sums are to be Called for at the Banking  House in Kirkland. And the party of the first part  do further agree that they will alwais redeem the same  Money at their Office in the Township of Kirkland  County of— Geauga— and State of ohio Whenever  offered and pay Current Money for the same and  that we <they> will at all times take our <their> own notes as paymen[t]  for any debts that Pinney & Phillips are bound to them  for the payment off. And we do further agree with  the Second party that all money marked for them when  redeemed at our Office we will let them have thit  again for Circulation.
The second party doth agree with the first party that  they will take their Bills and try to put them in Circ ulation and at the expiration of the four Years we  bind ourselves to pay to the Said party of the first [p. [1]]
Articles of agreement, Sampson Avard (as agent for JS and Sidney Rigdon) to Ovid Pinney and Stephen Phillips, Kirtland, OH, 14 Mar. 1837; handwriting of A. B. Hull with signatures of Sampson Avard, Ovid Pinney, Stephen Phillips and others; two pages; JS’s Office Papers, CHL. Includes endorsement.