Bill in Chancery, circa 31 July 1843 [Clayton v. E. W. Rhodes et al.]
and on behalf of , , , IL, [ca. 31 July 1843], Clayton v. E. W. Rhodes et al. (Hancock Co., IL, Circuit Court, in Chancery 1843). Copied [between 21 Oct. 1843 and 6 Feb. 1844] in Transcript of Proceedings, Hancock County Circuit Court, Chancery Court Records, 1838–1924, vol. B, pp. 444–446; handwriting of ; Hancock County Courthouse, Carthage, IL; microfilm at FHL.
In the Circuit Court for said To the Term of October 1843.
To the of the fifth Judicial Circuit in sitting in and for the county of .
Your Petitioner of the County of represents that one Erie Rhodes late of said county of , now deceased, in his lifetime on or about the sixteenth day of September in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty one made his certain Bond and contract in writing and delivered the same to one Joseph Smith of said County of and which said bond and contract is here set forth in these words
Know all men by these presents that I Erie Rhodes of the county of and state of am held and firmly bound unto Joseph Smith of the county of and State aforesaid in the penal sum of three thousand Dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made I bind myself my heirs, executors, and administrators firmly by these presents. Now the condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said Erie Rhodes has this day sold unto the said Joseph Smith one hundred and fifty three and one half acres of Land, at ten Dollars per acre lying and being in the county of and state aforesaid, as follows, to wit, one hundred [p. 444]