on behalf of Ethan Kimball, Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to , 30 May 1842; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of ; certified by , 30 May 1842; docket in handwriting of ; certified by on behalf of JS, 3 Sept. 1842; notations in handwriting of ; two pages; Benjamin Jones, Papers, CHL.
PRINTED AT THE OFFICE OF THE [C]ARTHAGENIAN, , ILLINOIS.
THIS INDENTURE, made and entered into this thirtieth—— day of May—— in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-forty [two] BETWEEN [Et]han Kimball————and——his wife, of , and State of of the first part, and —— [of the] County of and State of of the second part, WITNESSETH, that the parties <party> of the first part, for and i[n consider]ation of the sum of Fifty—— dollars, to them <him> in hand p[aid] by the sai[d] pa[r]ty [of the second part,] the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have given, granted, bargained, and sold, and by these presents, do give, grant, bargain, sell, convey, and confirm, unto the said pa[rty of the] second part, and to his heirs and assignes forever a certain piece or parcel of land, situate, lying, and being in the County of and State o[f] and described as follows, to wit: being in the south west corner of Lot fifty two in Block four of Kimballs addition to the town of .— to wit commencing at the south <west> corner of said Lot, run[n]ing north nine chains and eighty seven and a half Links thence East two chains thence South nine, chains and eighty seven and a half Links thence west to the place of begining it being more or less,
TO HAVE and TO HOLD, the aforesaid premises, together with all and singular the improvements, rights, privileges, and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining, unto the said party of the second part, and to his heirs and assigns forever, free from the claim or claims of themselves <himself>, their <his> heirs, or assigns, and from the claims of any and every other person or persons claiming the same by, through, or under them <him> or either of them. And the said parties <party> of the first part, for themselves <himself>, their <his> heirs, executors and administrators, covenant with the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, that they <he> are <is> lawfully seized of the above described premises, that they <he> have <has> good right, full power, and lawful authority, to sell and convey the same, and that the above described premises are clear and free of all encumbrances: And that they <he> will WARRANT AND FOREVER DEFEND the title thereto, and hereby conveyed, against the lawful claim or claims of all and every person or persons claiming the same whomsoever.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, the said parties <party> of the first part, have hereunto subscribed their <his> names, and affixed their <his> seals, the day and year first above written.
by his Attorney -[L.S.]-
signed, sealed, and delivered, in presence of
State of Illinois)
[County] of )
I , a Justice of the Peace, in and for the aforesaid, do certify that Ethan Kimball, by his Attorney in fact <whose signature appears to the forgoing Deed,> is personally known [to] me to b[e] the person described in a[nd who] executed the same, and who acknowledged the same to be his free and voluntary act, and Deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.
Given under my hand and seal this Thirtieth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand, Eight hundred and forty Two.