JS as trustee-in-trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to , 11 May 1842; signed by JS; certified by . Version copied 30 Mar. 1843 in Nauvoo Registry of Deeds, Record of Deeds, bk. A, p. 116; unidentified handwriting; CHL.
<Josep Smith to E[lizer] G. Terrall for frac. Lot 2 in Block 161 of the City of .>
This Indenture made and entered into, this Eleventh day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty Two between 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 First part, and Elizer G. Terrall 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 Fifty three dollars. to him in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby grant, bargain, sell, convey, and confirm unto the said Elizer G. Terrall party of the second part, his heirs 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. Fractional Lot No Two in Block No one hundred and sixty one, 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 Elizer G Terrall party of the second part, his heirs and assign forever. And the said Joseph Smith, party of the First part, his assigns and successors in office, the aforesaid premises, unto the said Elizer G. Terrall party of the Second part, his heirs 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 Joseph Smith, party of the First part has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year above written.
Joseph Smith seal
as sole Trustee in Trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
State of Illinois)
I, a Justice of the Peace, in and for the City of , in said , to 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 Eleventh day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty, Two