Agreement with Mead & Betts, 2 August 1839

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As Attornies for Messrs Mead & Betts we have in our hands for collection thru several notes of hand of Messrs Joseph Smith Jr and thirty one others of the to said Mead & Betts all dated Sept 1, 1837 viz
one at 12 mo for $1177.20
one at 18 " " 1213.87
one at 24 " " 1251.54
And by authority from Messrs Mead & Betts we hereby agree with that if within one year from the first day of October next he shall pay or cause to be paid in cash or good farming land cultivated or wild, & if in lands by good warrantee deed or deeds with unencumbred title, located any where between the Atlantic Ocean and the western border of the State of , fifty pr cent of the whole amount of said notes and the interest thereon, & shall pay or secure to the staisfaction of Perkins & Osborn their fees and charges in respect of said notes, and also the demands have against said Perkins & Osborn have against the members of said church or any of them for fees and legal services, then the said Mead & Betts will deliver up to the said or his order the said notes— If paid in lands the same are to be applied appraised by good judicious freeholders being Township or county officers and not members of the Mormon Church so called at its real value in cash
It is expressly stipulated that this writing shall not be obligatory unless Messrs Halsted Haines & Co John A Newbould & Holbrook & Firm [Ferme] or those holding the notes given them come into the arrangement—
Dated at this 2nd day of August 1839
Mead & Betts by Perkins & Osborn
their Attorneys [p. [1]]
As Attornies for Messrs Mead & Betts we have in our hands for collection thru several notes of hand of Messrs Joseph Smith Jr and thirty one others of the to said Mead & Betts all dated Sept 1, 1837 viz
one at 12 mo for $1177.20
one at 18 " " 1213.87
one at 24 " " 1251.54
And by authority from Messrs Mead & Betts we hereby agree with that if within one year from the first day of October next he shall pay or cause to be paid in cash or good farming land cultivated or wild, & if in lands by good warrantee deed or deeds with unencumbred title, located any where between the Atlantic Ocean and the western border of the State of , fifty pr cent of the whole amount of said notes and the interest thereon, & shall pay or secure to the staisfaction of Perkins & Osborn their fees and charges in respect of said notes, and also the demands said Perkins & Osborn have against the members of said church or any of them for fees and legal services, then the said Mead & Betts will deliver up to the said or his order the said notes— If paid in lands the same are to be appraised by good judicious freeholders being Township or county officers and not members of the Mormon Church so called at its real value in cash
It is expressly stipulated that this writing shall not be obligatory unless Messrs Halsted Haines & Co John A Newbould & Holbrook & Firm [Ferme] or those holding the notes given them come into the arrangement—
Dated at this 2nd day of August 1839
Mead & Betts by Perkins & Osborn
their Attorneys [p. [1]]
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