Deed from James H. and Mary Aldridge, 13 January 1842
and , Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to JS as trustee-in-trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 13 Jan. 1842. Version copied 23 Mar. 1848 in Hancock Co., IL, Deed Records, vol. U, pp. 86–87; Hancock County Recorder’s Office, Carthage, IL; microfilm at Family History Library.
This Indenture made and entered into this Thirteenth day of Janu[ary] in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty two Between and his wife of the County of and State of after one part and Joseph Smith sole Trustee in Trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of the County of and state of of the other part Witnesseth that the said and his wife for and in consideration of the sum of fifty Dollars to them in hand paid the receipt wh[ereof] is hereby acknowledged. do hereby grant bargain sell Conv[e]y and confirm unto the said Joseph Smith, his successors in of[fice] and assigns forever all that tract or parcel of Land situate and being in the County of and state of viz, The North part of the North half of Lot no Thirty fi[ve] in Block No Six of Kimballs addition to . Commencing at the North West Corner of Lot No Thirtyfive in Bloc[k] No 6, and running South Eight Rods, thence WestTwenty East Twenty rods to Rigby’s line thence North Eight rods thence west twenty 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 all the above described premises unto the said Joseph Smith his successors in office and assigns forever
And the said and his wife their heirs and assigns the aforesaid premises unto the said Joseph Smith & his successors and assigns theaforesaidpremises against the claims of all and every person whomsoever do and will warrant and defend by these presents, In Testimony whereof the said and his wife of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written
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Signed sealed and delivered in presence of C E Tuicher
The words “his heirs” were erased three times and the word “saints” interlined before the signing of this instrument
State of Illinois ss.
I a Justice of the peace of said , do certify that and his wife whose signatures appear to the foregoing deed and who are personally Known to me. to be the persons described he[rein] and who executed the same. did severally acknowledge that they had executed the same said cenveyance for the uses and purposes herein mentioned. And the said [p. 86]