JS as trustee-in-trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to , , , , and , 12 July 1843; signed by JS; witnessed by ; certified by . Version copied 8 July 1844 in Hancock Co., IL, Deed Records, vol. M, 400–401; unidentified handwriting; Hancock County Recorder’s Office, Carthage, IL; microfilm at Family History Library.
This Indenture made and entered into this twelfth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three between Joseph Smith. sole Trustee in trust for the of the County of and State of of the first part and , , , and all of the County of and State of of the second part Witnesseth that the said Joseph Smith party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Ten thousand dollars, to him in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Doth hereby grant, bargain, sell, convey and confirm unto the said , , and their heirs and assigns for ever All those tracts or parcels of land, situate and being in the County of and State of and described on the plot of the City of as being Lot number three in Block number ninety three also Lot number four in Block number ninety four also Lots number one, two and three in Block number ninety five Also Block number [p. 400]