Parley P. Pratt affidavit
L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Parley P. Pratt affidavit (MSS SC 2227). This is a handwritten affidavit in the suit of Hiram Kimball versus Parley P. Pratt. Pratt apparently had an open account with Kimball in which he encumbered a debt of $300 in “goods…and merchandise.” Kimball claimed that Pratt had “left the state with the intention of leaving his goods and effects removed beyond the limits of the same,” and that the debt was left unpaid. The lawsuit was filed in October 1846 in Hancock County, Illinois, after Pratt had already left for Utah.