Deed to Julia M., Joseph, Frederick, and Alexander Smith, 17 March 1842

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<J Smith To & others>
<Recorded 9th April 1842>
<E½ of S E 31 5 N- 8 W. W½ of NW 5 E½ of N E 6 4 N. 8 W.>
This Indenture Made, and entered into this Seventeenth day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty two. Between Joseph Smith and his wife, of the County of and State of , of the one part and , & of the County of and aforesaid, of the other part Witnesseth, that the said Joseph Smith and his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of Two Thousand dollars, to them in hand paid the receipt Whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby grant, bargain, sell, convey, and confirm unto the said & their heirs and assigns forever, all these tracts or parcels of Land, situate and being in the County of in the State of viz the East half of the south East quarter of section No Thirty one in Township No Five North of the Base Line of Range No Eight West of the fourth principal Meridian containing eighty acres more or less. The West half of the North West quarter of section No Five in Township No Five <Four north> in Township No Four North of the Base Line of Range No Eight West of the Fourth prinicipal Meridian containing seventy four acres and 84/100 of an acre more or less. The east half of the North east quarter of section No six in Township No Four North of the Base Line of Range No Eight West of the fourth principal meridian containing eighty two acres and fifty six hundreths of an acre more or less. Making in all Two hundred and thirty seven acres and forty hundreths of an acre more or less. Together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining. To Have and To Hold the above described premises unto the said , & their heirs and assigns forever. And the said [p. 151] Joseph Smith and his wife, their heirs and assigns, the aforesaid premises, unto the said , , and their heirs and assigns against the Claim or claims of all and every other person whomsoever, do and will warrant and forever defend by These presents. In Testimony whereof, the said Joseph Smith and his wife, of the first part, have hereunto set their hands and seals, the day and year above written
Joseph Smith and his wife, their heirs and assigns, the aforesaid premises, unto the said , , and their heirs and assigns against the Claim or claims of all and every other person whomsoever, do and will warrant and forever defend by These presents. In Testimony whereof, the said Joseph Smith and his wife, of the first part, have hereunto set their hands and seals, the day and year above written
Joseph Smith -[LS]-
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Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of
The words “his” were erased and the words “their” inserted in the above instances previous to the signing of this instrument
State of Illinois)ss
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I a Justice of the Peace of the City of do certify, that Joseph Smith and his wife, whose signatures appear to the foregoing Deed, and who are personally known to me to be the persons described in, and who executed the same, did severally acknowledge, that they had executed the said conveyance, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.
And the said having been by me made acquainted with the Contents of the Deed, and examined separate and apart from her said husband, acknowledged that she had executed the same, and relinquished her dower to the premises therein conveyed, voluntarily, freely, and without compulsion of of her said husband— Given under my hand and seal, this seventeenth day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty two
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