JS and , Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to Philinda Merrick, 24 Mar. 1842; signed by JS and ; witnessed by and ; certified by . Version copied 4 May 1842 in Nauvoo Registry of Deeds, Record of Deeds, bk. A, pp. 20–21; handwriting of ; CHL.
<Joseph Smiths to Philendia Merick [Philinda Merrick] For N. W. ¼ of L 2 B 158 of >
This Indenture made, and entered into, this Twenty fourth day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty Two between Joseph Smith and his wife, of the county of and State of , of the one part and Philendia Merrick of the county of and aforesaid, of the other part Witnesssth, that the said Joseph Smith and his wife, for and in Consideration of the sum of Three hundred dollars, to them in hand paid, the reciept whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby grant, bargain, sell, convey, and confirm unto the said Philendia Merrick her heirs and assigns forever, all that tract or parcel of Land, situate and being in the county of in the State of viz: the North West quarter of Lot No Two in Block No one hundred fifty eight of the city of . together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining.
To Have and to Hold the above described premises unto the said Philindia Merrick her heirs and assigns forever, and the said Joseph Smith and his wife, their heirs and assigns, the aforesaid premises, unto the said Philindia Merrick her 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 Testimoney Whereof, the said Joseph Smith and his wife of the first part, have <here>unto set their hands and seals, the day and year above Written.
Joseph Smith L. S.
Signed, Sealed and delivered in Presence of
State of Illinois,)
I. a Justice of the Peace of <the City of do> certify, that Joseph Smith and his wife, whose signatures appear to the foregoing deed and who are personally known to me to be the persons described in and who executed the same, did severally acknowledge that they had executed the said conveyance, for the [p. 20]