Bond from Erie Rhodes, 16 September 1841

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Know all men by these presents, that I Erie Rhodes of the County of and State of , am held and firmly bound unto Joseph Smith of the and aforesaid, in the penal sum of three thousand dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made, I bind myself my heirs, Executors and Administrators, firmly by these presents.
Now the Condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas the said Erie Rhodes has this day sold unto the said Joseph Smith one hundred and fifty three and one half acres of land, at ten dollars per acre, be the same more or less, lying and being in the County of and aforesaid, as follows, to wit: —
One hundred and twenty nine and a half of the North East quarter of Section Eight, in Township Six north, Range Eight West of the principal Maridian. Also twenty four acres in the South West Corner of the North West quarter of Section nine, Township and Range as above, and am to receive in payment for the same, fifteen hundred and thirty five dollars in manner following, to wit:— One Hundred dollars in hand the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged. Two hundred on the sixth day of October next; Seven Hundred dollars payable on the first day of November next, and the remainder of five hundred and thirty five dollars on the first day of May next, all bearing interest interest from the date hereof as expressed in the several notes given.
Now if the said Joseph Smith, his heirs, executors, or administrators shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid the amount of said notes, with such interest as may accrue therein, according to the tenor and date effect thereof, the said Erie Rhodes binds himself, his heirs and assigns executors and Administrators to make, or cause to be made, to the said Joseph Smith his heirs and assigns, a good and sufficient warranty for the above described land;— and then this Bond to become null and void. Otherwise to be and remain in full force and value. Given under [p. [1]] my hand and seal this sixteenth day of September in the year of our Lord on thousand eight hundred and forty one.
Erie Rhoades L.S.
In presence of
P. S. It is the express understanding that should the within land not hold out according to the number of acres therein described, the said Rhodes is to refund at the rate of ten Dollars per acre for all that it may fall short, and should it over run the same is to be made up at the same rates, by the sd. Smith
Erie Rhoades Seal
Witness
 
Erie Rhodes Bond to Joseph Smith
 
Received, , April 2d 1842 on the within Bond, Eleven hundred & Twelve dollars & fifteen cents, in full for Said Bond, the Last note mentioned within not being given up,— but Paid.
H. J. Rhodes
Agent for Hugh Rhodes A. D. M.
Attest.
 
Know all men by these presents that I Joseph Smith of the County of & State of party of the seckond part of the within instrument, for myself my heirs, executors & administrators &— assign all my right, title & interest to the within instrument & by these presents quit claim & convey the same to Joseph Smith, as Trustee in Trust of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints for & in a Just & Consideration of a Just & equitable <​Settlement​> of all matters & things existing between myself in person, & the church which I represent. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal at this 10th day of October A.D. 1841.
Joseph Smith
In presence of
 
State of Illinois)
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Recorders Office 18th April 1842
I Recorder of Said Do hereby Certify that this instrument with the receipts and assignment were this day duly Recorded in Book of Bonds and Mortgages Page 228 & 229
Fee 1.12½
Recorder
B 449 & 450
 
Filed for Record 18th April 1842
 
221
fee $1.12½ Examined
 
Know all men by these presents that I Joseph Smith as trustee in trust for for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, for and in consideration of fifteen hundred dollars to me in hand paid the recept whereof is hereby acknowledged do by these presents assign all my right title and intere[s]t to the within instru[me]nt To , of the City of including all my personal right title & interest as specified on the face of said instrument.
In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and Seal this 11 day of October A. D. 1841 at the city of .
Joseph Smith
Trustee in trust for the C. J. C. L. D. S.
 
Filed Octo 19 1843
Clk [p. [2]]

Footnotes

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    Signature presumably of Erie Rhodes.  

  2. 1

    TEXT: “L.S.” (locus sigilli, Latin for “location of the seal”) enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal.  

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    Signature presumably of Erie Rhodes.  

  4. 2

    TEXT: “Seal” enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal.  

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    Docket in handwriting of John S. Fullmer.  

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    Notation in handwriting of Willard Richards.  

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    Signature presumably of H. J. Rhodes.  

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    Assignment in handwriting of Willard Richards.  

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    Signature of JS.  

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    Notations in handwriting of Chauncey Robison.  

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    Notation in unidentified handwriting.  

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    Assignment in handwriting of Willard Richards.  

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    Notation in handwriting of David E. Head.