John Adams, Bond for property in , Hancock County, IL, to JS as Trustee, 26 Feb. 1842; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of ; signature presumably of John Adams; docket in handwriting of ; one page; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU.
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That I John Adams of the county of and State of am held and firmly bound unto Joseph Smith trustee in trust to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints—— of the county of and State of his heirssuccessors in Office and assigns, in the sum of One hundred and thirty 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 John Adams have this day sold unto the said Adams Joseph Smith trustee in trust &c—— a certain lot of ground, situated, lying and being in the county of and State of , and described on the plat of the City of as being fractional Lot No. 2 in Block No. 154—— and received in payment for said lot notes of hand bearing even dateherewith, for the sum of Sixty six dollars, andpayable as follows, with interest: The receipt of which is hereby acknowledged
The description of land intended in the above obligation is as follows. To Wit.— The West end of fractional Lot 2 in Block 154 of the city of viz— 50 feet on Baim street and Thirty feet on Water Street exclusive of said Streets said Streets opposite said Lot belonging to said Lot.
The interest for each and every note to be paid annually.
Now, if the said Joseph Smith trustee in trust &c having paid the sum of Sixty Six Dollars——heirs, executors, or administrators shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid, the amount of said note with such interest as may accrue thereon, according to the tenor and effect thereof, when due,I the said John Adams— bind myself my heirs, executors and administrators, to make, or cause to be made, to the said Joseph Smith as trustee in trust to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints—— his heirssuccessors in office and assigns, a good and sufficient Deed for the above described lot on or before the first day of August A.D. 1842 and then this bond shall become null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. Given under my hand and seal this twenty sixth day of February— in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two