Deed from Sylvester B. and Charity Cole Stoddard, 11 March 1844
and Charity Cole Stoddard, Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to JS as trustee-in-trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 11 Mar. 1844. Version copied 16 Mar. 1844 in Nauvoo Registry of Deeds, Record of Deeds, bk. B, pp. 95–96; handwriting of or ; CHL.
to Josh. Smith
N 1/2 of S 1/2 L 1 B 126 of
This Indenture made, and entered into, this eleventh day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty four between , and Charity 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 Charity 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 herby 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 the South half of Lot number one in Block number one hundred and twenty six 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, forever, And the said and Charity 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 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 Charity his wife party of the first part, have hereunto set their hands and seals, the day and year above written
Charity Stoddard L. S.
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of E. Ellsworth
State of Illinois, , Hancock County, ss. I a Justice of the Peace in and for the said , do certify, that and Charity his wife, whose signtures 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 Charity 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 [p. 95]