JS as trustee-in-trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to Julian Moses, 21 May 1842; signed by JS; witnessed by and ; certified by . Version copied 6 Mar. 1847 in Hancock Co., IL, Deed Records, vol. R, pp. 370–371; handwriting of Robert F. Smith; Hancock County Recorder’s Office, Carthage, IL; microfilm at FHL.
This indenture Made and Entered in to this twenty first day of May in the year 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 Julian Moses of the County of and state aforesaid of the second part Witnesseth that the said Joseph Smith party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Six hundred Dollars to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged do hereby grant bargain sell convey and confirm unto the said Julian Moses party of the second part his heirs and assigns for Ever, all that tract or parcel of Land situate and being in the county of and state of known and described as follows; to, wit, Lot No three (3) in Block No one hundred & thirty nine (139) of the City of together with all and singular the apurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining To have and To hold the above described premises unto the said Julian Moses party of the second part his heirs and assigns for Ever and the said Joseph Smith party of the first part his assigns and successors in office the aforesaid premises unto the said Julian Moses 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 for Ever defend by these presents In Testimony Whereof the said Joseph Smith party of the first part has here unto set his hand [and] seal the day and year above written
Joseph Smith Seal
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