Deed from Alonzo and Clarissa Bostwick LeBaron, 26 September 1842
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, 26 Sept. 1842. Version copied [between 2 and 30 Mar. 1843] in Nauvoo Registry of Deeds, Record of Deeds, bk. A, pp. 92–93; unidentified handwriting; CHL.
whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby grant, bargain, sell, convey, and Confirm unto the said Joseph Smith, as sole Trustee in Trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, party of the Second part, his successors in office and assigns forever, all that tract or parcel of Land, situate and being in the county of in the state of known and described as follows, to wit: The North half of Lot Number four in Block Number one hundred and sixteen of the City of 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, <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 &. 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.
Clarrissa Le Baron seal
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of)
State of Illinois,)
I. a Justice of the Peace, in and for the City of , in said do certify that and Clarrisa his wife, whose signatures appear 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 Clarrisa L. Barron 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 twenty fifth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty Two