I immediately went to the Probate Judge and presented the papers which we had made out pertaining to the Lawrence Estate. He said he could do nothing with them. Upon enquiring what he wanted I finally made a new account which he accepted. I then went to the boat and President Joseph returned with me to make oath to the accounts. Balance in Guardians hands was $3790.89 3/4.
[After Solomon Lawrence died in 1840, Joseph Smith was appointed guardian of his estate and his daughters Sarah and Marie, whom he married in 1843.]
[Source: George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995, http://bit.ly/WilliamClayton]