1836 Kirtland Safety Society Notes
Photos by Stefan Hallberg
The first of several Mormon currency endeavors began in 1836 at Kirtland, Ohio. Where their membership had grown significantly in Ohio, the young church attempted to establish a bank.
After the Ohio legislature denied their charter, they created the Kirtland Safety Society Anti-Banking Company. These notes are from that era and as typical with these documents, they are signed by Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon.