JS as trustee-in-trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to , 15 Mar. 1843; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of ; signature of JS; witnessed by ; certified by , 6 July 1843; certified by , 20 May 1846; certified by on behalf of JS, 6 July 1843; dockets in handwriting of and unidentified scribe; notations in handwriting of and ; one page; Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.
THIS INDENTURE MADE AND ENTERED INTO, This Fifteenth 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 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 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 f the sum of [one] 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, hisher 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: The West half of Lot number one in Block number 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 —— party of the SECOND part hisher 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, hisher 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.
As sole Trustee in Trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Signed sealed and 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 Sixth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-three