, Bond for property in Des Moines City, Hancock Co., IL, to JS, 17 Sept. 1841. Version copied 3 Aug. 1842 in Hancock County Bonds and Mortgages, vol. 1, pp. 266–267; unidentified handwriting; Hancock County Courthouse; microfilm at Family History Library.
<For assignment of this mortgage see Book No 3 of Bond & mortgages page 293>
Be it known that I of Des Moins in & State of am held and firmly bound unto Joseph Smith of in & aforesaid in the penal Sum of Five Thousand Dollars, hereby binding my heirs Eexecutors, administrators & assigns firmly by these presents Sealed with my seal & dated this 17th day of September AD 1841
The Conditions of the above bond are such, that whereas the Said hath this day authorised the said Joseph Smith to redeem the west half of the North West quarter of Section five in Township five North & Range eight West of & the North West quarter of the South East quarter of Section Six in Township five North & Range Eight west of the 4th principal Miridian— Now if the said Smith does well and truly redeam Said Land as specified that then the Said agrees, and hereby binds himself that when ever he redemes receives the patent for said Land from the General Government he will [p. 266]