Deed from Alonzo and Clarissa Bostwick LeBaron, 14 June 1843
and Clarissa Bostwick LeBaron, Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to JS as trustee-in-trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 14 June 1843. Version copied 27 July 1843 in Nauvoo Registry of Deeds, Record of Deeds, bk. A, pp. 209–210; unidentified handwriting; CHL.
of known and described as follows, to wit, a part of Lot number four in Block number one hundred and twenty one of the City of , commencing at the South West corner of said Lot and running thence East on Kimball Street fifty feet, thence North Eleven Rods to the North line of said lot thence West fifty feet to the North West corner of said lot, thence South Eleven Rods to the place of beginning together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining. To have and to hold the above described premises unto the said Joseph Smith party of the second part, his successors in office and assigns forever And the said and Clarissa his wife, party of the first part their heirs and assigns the aforesaid premises, unto the said Joseph Smith, as sole Trustee in Trust &c party of the second part, his successors in office and assigns, against the claim or claims of all and every person whomsoever, do and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In Testimony whereof the said and Clarissa his wife party of the first part, have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written. Seal Clarissa Le Baron Seal Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of Mary Huston.
State of Illinois ss. I, a Justice of the Peace, in and for the City of , in said do certify that and Clarissa his wife, whose signatures appears to the foregoing deed and who are personally known to me to be the persons described in, and who executed the same, did severally acknowledge that they had executed the said conveyance for the uses and purposes therein mentioned. And the said Clarissa having been by me made acquainted with the contents of the said Deed, and examined separate and apart from her said , acknowledged that she had executed the same, and relinquished her dower to the premises therein conveyed, voluntarily freely, and without compulsion of her said . Given under my hand and seal this fourth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three. J. P. L. S. for the City of . Recorded July 27th. 1843— [p. 210]