Agreement with Arthur Morrison and Others, 15 June 1844

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This article of agreement made and entered into this fifteenth day of June A. D. 1844 between Joseph Smith as Sole Trustee in Trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of the County of & State of of the first part, and and as principles and Abraham C. Hodge and <​​> as securities of the and aforesaid of the second part Witnesseth, that the said Joseph Smith for and in consideration of the rents, covenants and agreements hereinafter mentioned, contained and reserved, hath granted, bargained, and leased, and by these presents doth grant, bargain and lease for the term of one month, with a privilege of six months as may be agreed upon by the said parties hereafter, all that Steam Boat “Maid of Iowa,” together with all her tackle, apparel, fixtures, furniture and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining. And the said parties of the second part hereby covenants and agrees to pay to the said party of the first part the sum of one hundred dollars per month, to be paid montly in advance, as rent for the said Steam Boat “Maid of Iowa”. And further, the said parties of the second part hereby bind themselves, their heirs and assigns in the penal sum of seven thousand dollars, to quietly and peaceably surrender and yield up the said Steam Boat “Maid of Iowa” and all the apppurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said party of the first part at the expiration of this lease in as good repair and condition (reasonable use and wearing thereof and unavoidable accidents and casualties excepted) as when they take possession of the same.
And further, the said party of the first part reserves the right & privilege of keeping a man on board the said “Steam Boat “Maid of Iowa” at the expense of the said parties of the second part as a witness to testify in case of accident to the said Boat, but not to have authority to control or command the said Boat in any manner whatever. In witness whereof, the said parties have each and severally to this instrument set their hands & seals this 15th. day of June A. D. 1844.
Joseph Smith L. S.
L. S.
L. S.
L. S.
A. C. Hodges [Hodge] L. S. [p. [1]]
This article of agreement made and entered into this fifteenth day of June A. D. 1844 between Joseph Smith as Sole Trustee in Trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of the County of & State of of the first part, and and as principles and Abraham C. Hodge and as securities of the and aforesaid of the second part Witnesseth, that the said Joseph Smith for and in consideration of the rents, covenants and agreements hereinafter mentioned, contained and reserved, hath granted, bargained, and leased, and by these presents doth grant, bargain and lease for the term of one month, with a privilege of six months as may be agreed upon by the said parties hereafter, all that Steam Boat “Maid of Iowa,” together with all her tackle, apparel, fixtures, furniture and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining. And the said parties of the second part hereby covenants and agrees to pay to the said party of the first part the sum of one hundred dollars per month, to be paid montly in advance, as rent for the said Steam Boat “Maid of Iowa”. And further, the said parties of the second part hereby bind themselves, their heirs and assigns in the penal sum of seven thousand dollars, to quietly and peaceably surrender and yield up the said Steam Boat “Maid of Iowa” and all the apppurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said party of the first part at the expiration of this lease in as good repair and condition (reasonable use and wearing thereof and unavoidable accidents and casualties excepted) as when they take possession of the same.
And further, the said party of the first part reserves the right & privilege of keeping a man on board the said “Steam Boat “Maid of Iowa” at the expense of the said parties of the second part as a witness to testify in case of accident to the said Boat, but not to have authority to control or command the said Boat in any manner whatever. In witness whereof, the said parties have each and severally to this instrument set their hands & seals this 15th. day of June A. D. 1844.
Joseph Smith L. S.
L. S.
L. S.
L. S.
A. C. Hodges [Hodge] L. S. [p. [1]]
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