Power of Attorney to Hyrum Smith, 5 September 1837

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Know all men by these presents, that we, Joseph  Smith, jr. and , wife of the said Joseph  Smith, jr. of , Geauga County, Ohio, do hereby con stitute and appoint , of the place aforesaid,  our attorney, for us and in our names to bargain, sell and convey,  in fee simple, by deed of general warranty, for such price, upon  such terms of credit, and to such person or persons, as he shall think fit,  the whole or any part of land owned by us in or Coun ties, in the State of . Hereby ratifying and confirming all  such bargains, receipts for purchase money, agreements, and deeds as  shall be made, executed, or acknowledged, in the premises, by  our said attorney, the same as if we were personally present and <did> the  same. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hand and seals,  this fifth day of September, in the year of our Lord, one  thousand eight hundred and thirty seven.
J Smith Jr Seal
Seal
In the twelfth line from the  top the word “did” is interlined  before signing.
In the presence of
John L Long
Saml Squire
The State of Ohio)
ss.)
Sept. 5. 1837.
Personally appeared <before me> Joseph Smith Jr. and  wife of the said Joseph Jr. and  severally acknowledged the executing of the forego ing instrument to be their free act and deed— for the purposes  therein stated— I further certify that I did examine the said  separate and apart from her said husband, and upon such  examination she did declare that she did sign and seal the same  as her own free act and deed and that she is still satisfied therewith.
In testimony whereof I hereunto sign my name  and affix the seal of the Court of Common Pleas  for said at , the day and year  above written
C[harles] H. Foot Deputy Clerk  of the Court of Common Pleas  for said [p. [1]]
Know all men by these presents, that we, Joseph Smith, jr. and , wife of the said Joseph Smith, jr. of , Geauga County, Ohio, do hereby constitute and appoint , of the place aforesaid, our attorney, for us and in our names to bargain, sell and convey, in fee simple, by deed of general warranty, for such price, upon such terms of credit, and to such person or persons, as he shall think fit, the whole or any part of land owned by us in or Counties, in the State of . Hereby ratifying and confirming all such bargains, receipts for purchase money, agreements, and deeds as shall be made, executed, or acknowledged, in the premises, by our said attorney, the same as if we were personally present and did the same. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hand and seals, this fifth day of September, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven.
J Smith Jr Seal
Seal
In the twelfth line from the top the word “did” is interlined before signing.
In the presence of
John Long
Saml Squire
The State of Ohio)
ss.)
Sept. 5. 1837.
Personally appeared before me Joseph Smith Jr. and wife of the said Joseph Jr. and severally acknowledged the executing of the foregoing instrument to be their free act and deed— for the purposes therein stated— I further certify that I did examine the said separate and apart from her said husband, and upon such examination she did declare that she did sign and seal the same as her own free act and deed and that she is still satisfied therewith.
In testimony whereof I hereunto sign my name and affix the seal of the Court of Common Pleas for said at , the day and year above written
Charles H. Foot Deputy Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for said [p. [1]]
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