Deed from James and Cynthia Stewart McClelan, 8 March 1844
and Cynthia Stewart McClelan, Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to JS as trustee-in-trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 8 Mar. 1844; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of ; signatures of and Cynthia Stewart McClelan; certified by , 25 Mar. 1844; docket in handwriting of ; one page; Hiram Kimball Collection, CHL.
THIS INDENTURE MADE, AND ENTERED INTO, This Eighth—— day of March—— in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty four between and Cynthia [McClelan]—— his wife, of the county of —— and State of — of the first part, and Joseph Smith, as sole Trustee in Trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, of the county of , and State of , of the second part, Witnesseth, that the said and Cynthia—— his wife, party of the first part, for and in consideration of the love and good will they—— bear to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, of which the said Joseph Smith, party of the second part, is sole Trustee in Trust, and also for the sum of one dollar, to them in hand paid, the receipt 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. being a part of Lot number Thirty four in Block number Six of Kimballs addition to commencing Forty Rods South of the North East corner of said Lot and running thence South Eight Rods, thence West Twenty Rods, thence North Eight Rods, thence East Twenty Rods to the place of beginning, containing one acre of ground be the same more or less—— 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 Cynthia 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 Cynthia his wife party of the first part, have hereunto set their hands and seals, the day and year above written.
-[S. S.]-Cynthia MClelan-[L. L.]-
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of
STATE OF ILLINOIS,)
City of .
I a Justice of the PeaceNotary Public. in and for the City of thein said , do certify, that and ——Cyntha—— 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 Cyntha McCleland—— having been by me made acquainted with the contents of the said Deed, and examined separate and apart from her said husband, acknowledged that she had executed the same, and relinquished her dower to the premises therein conveyed, voluntarily, freely, and without compulsion of her said husband.
Given under my hand and Notarial seal, this Twenty-sixth day of March— in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-four.