JS as trustee-in-trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to , 10 Mar. 1843; signed by JS; certified by . Version copied [between 29 Jan. 1845 and Feb. 1846] in Nauvoo Registry of Deeds, Record of Deeds, bk. B, p. 251; unidentified handwriting; CHL.
This Indenture made and entered into this Tenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three, between Joseph Smith, as sole Trustee in trust for the , of the county of and State of , of the first part, and of the county of and aforesaid, of the second part, Witnesseth, that the said Joseph Smith, party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars, to him in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby grant, bargain, sell, convey, and confirm unto the said , party of the second part, her heirs & 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: Lot number four (4) in Block number one hundred and fifty eight (158) 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 , party of the second part, her heirs and assigns forever. And the said Joseph Smith, party of the first part, his assigns and Successors in office, the aforesaid premises unto the said , party of the second part, <her> heirs and assigns, against the claim or claims of all and every person whomsoever, do and will warrant & forever defend by these presents.
In testimony whereof, the said Joseph Smith, party of the first part, has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year above written.
Joseph Smith L. S.
As sole Trustee in trust for the Church of Jesus Christ, of Latter day Saints.
Signed sealed & delivered In presence of
State of Illinois)
I a Justice of the peace, in and for the City of , in said , do certify that Joseph Smith, whose signature appears to the foregoing deed, and, who is personally known to me to be the person described in, and who executed the same, did acknowledge that he had executed the said conveyance, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.
Given under my hand and seal this 20th. day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three.