Lease to Lewis Hyde and Robert Ellison, 16 April 1842
JS, Lease, , Hancock Co., IL, to Lewis Hyde and Robert Ellison, , Hancock Co., IL, 16 Apr. 1842; handwriting of ; docket in handwriting of ; one page; JS Collection, CHL. Includes docket.
For and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & fifty dollars, to be paid <unto the Signer of this instrument> in five equal, annual payments. from the date hereof by Severally & Jointly by Lewis Hyde & Robert Ellison I Promise & Lease unto the said Lewis Hyde & Robert Ellison a certain Lot of land in the city of known as Lot No one in Block eleven on the Plat of said , to the <use an> benefit &use of said Hyde & Ellison for the purpose of Erecting & using a lumber & Grail Grain mill, for the term of five years from the date hereof, but should the said Hyde & Ellison fail, for the space of six months next ensueing, to erect & bring into successful operation said grain & Lumber mill, on or near said Lot as aforesaid, then this lease is to be null & void.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at this 16th day of April A. D. 1842. [p. ]