JS as trustee-in-trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to , 25 Apr. 1843; in Nauvoo Registry of Deeds, Book A, pp. 216–217; handwriting of ; CHL.
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. Signed sealed and delivered in presence of .
State of Illinois, ss. I a Justice of the Peace, in and for the 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 25th. day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three. J. P. L. S. Recorded August 10th. 1843. [p. 217]