Erie Rhodes, Bond for property in , IL, to JS, 16 Sept. 1841; handwriting of ; signatures presumably of Erie Rhodes; witnessed by , 16 Sept. 1841; docket by , [, IL, 16 Sept. 1841]; notation by with signature presumably of H. J. Rhodes, , Hancock Co., IL, 2 Apr. 1842; assignment by with signature of JS, [between 2 and 18 Apr. 1842]; notations by , , Hancock Co., IL, 18 Apr. 1842; notation in unidentified handwriting; assignment by , , Hancock Co., IL, [1 June 1843]; notation by , [, Hancock Co., IL], 19 Oct. 1843; two pages; microfilm 1,637,612 at FHL. Includes seals.
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 and 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, be the same more or less, lying and being in the County of and aforesaid, as follows, to wit: —
One hundred and twenty nine and a half of the North East quarter of Section Eight, in Township Six north, Range Eight West of the principal Maridian. Also twenty four acres in the South West Corner of the North West quarter of Section nine, Township and Range as above, and am to receive in payment for the same, fifteen hundred and thirty five dollars in manner following, to wit:— One Hundred dollars in hand the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged. Two hundred on the sixth day of October next; Seven Hundred dollars payable on the first day of November next, and the remainder of five hundred and thirty five dollars on the first day of May next, all bearing interest interest from the date hereof as expressed in the several notes given.
Now if the said Joseph Smith, his heirs, executors, or administrators shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid the amount of said notes, with such interest as may accrue therein, according to the tenor and date effect thereof, the said Erie Rhodes binds himself, his heirs and assigns executors and Administrators to make, or cause to be made, to the said Joseph Smith his heirs and assigns, a good and sufficient warranty for the above described land;— and then this Bond to become null and void. Otherwise to be and remain in full force and value. Given under [p. ]