Earl B. Nourse and Margaret Coneroe Nourse, Deed for property in , IL, to JS, 14 May 1842. Version copied 4 June 1842 in Nauvoo Registry of Deeds, Record of Deeds, bk. A, pp. 24–25; unidentified handwriting; CHL.
<N ½ of E ½ of S.E ¼ of Section No 25 in Township No 7 N of the Baseline of Range No 9 W. of 4th prin Meridn & cont 40 acres more or less.>
This Indenture, made the fourteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty Two between Earl B Nourse of the County of Butler and State of of the one part, and Joseph Smith of the county of and State of the other part; Witnesseth, that the said Earl B. Nourse for and in consideration of the sum of six hundred and fifty dollers lawful money of the , to him in hand well and truly paid by the said Joseph Smith <the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath <granted>, bargained, sold, conveyed and confirmed,> and by these presents doth grant, bargain, [p. 24]