Bond from First Presidency, 4 January 1842, in handwriting of William Clayton

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Know all men by these presents, that we Joseph Smith, & of the county of and State of , are held and firmly bound unto Joseph Smith as sole trustee in trust for the , of the county of and State of his successors in office and assigns in the sum of twenty seven thousand three hundred dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents.
Now the condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas, the said Joseph Smith, & have this day sold unto the said Joseph Smith as sole trustee in trust for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints certain Lots of ground situated, lying and being in the county of and State of , and described on the plat of the city of as follows, To Wit; Block No one, Also Lots No one, two, three & four in Block No Two, Also Lots No one & two in Block No Three, also Lots No one, three & two in Block No Four, also Lots No one, three & four in Block No Ten, also Lot No one in Block No Five, also Lot No one in Block No Seven, also Lot No one in Block No nine, also Lots No one, two & three in Block No eleven, also Lot No two in Block No Eighteen, also Lots No one & four in Block No nineteen, also Lot No one in Block No Twenty three, also Lot No four in Block No Thirty-one, also Lot No one in Block No Thirty-three, also Lot No two in Block No Thirty-five, also Lots No one, two, three & four in Block No Thirty six, also Lots No one, two, three & four in Block No Thirty seven, also Lot No three in Block No Forty, also Lot No three in Block No Forty eight, also Lot No three in Block No Fifty two, also Lots No one & two in Block No Fifty-three, also Lot No four in Block No Fifty eight; also Lots No one, two, three & four in Block No sixty one, also Lots No one & two in Block No Sixty six, also Lots No one & two in Block No Sixty seven, also Lots No one, two, three & four in Blocks No Sixty eight; also Lots No one, two, three & four in Block No Sixty nine, also Lots No one, two, three & four, excepting four Rods square near the centre of said Lot No four including the old Tomb in Block No Seventy, also Lots No one, two, three & four in Block No Seventy one, also Lot No four in Block No Seventy two, also Lot No three in Block No Seventy five, also Lots No one, two & three in Block [p. [1]] No Seventy eight, also Lots No one & two in Block No Seventy nine, also Lot No one, two, three & four in Block No Eighty, also Lots No one, two, three & four in Block No Eighty one, also Lots No one, three & four in Block No Eighty two, also Lots No two & three in Block No Eighty three, also Lots No one, two, three & four in Block No Ninety, also Lots No one two, three & four in Block No Ninety two, also the South West quarter of Lot No three in Block No Seventy nine. and received in payment for said Lots Twenty seven thousand <​one​> three hundred dollars, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged.
Now the said Joseph Smith as sole trustee in trust for the having paid the sum of Twenty seven thousand three hundred <​one​> dollars, we the said Joseph Smith, & bind ourselves our heirs, executors and adminstrators, to make or cause to be made, a good and sufficient deed for the above described Lots unto the said Joseph Smith as sole trustee in trust for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when we shall obtain a deed of the same of and then this Bond to become null and void, otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue.
Given under our hands and seals this fourth day of January one thousand eight hundred and forty two, at
Joseph Smith L.S
L. S.
L.S.
Acknowledged in presence of
 
State of Illinois)
)
Recorders office 18th April 1842
I Recorder in and for the aforesaid do hereby certify that the foregoing Bond was this day duly Recorded in Book of Bonds and mortgages on page 222 & 223
fees $6.40
Recorder [p. [2]]
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Joseph Smith s Bond to Joseph Smith Trustee in trust &c
 
Filed for Record
18th April 1842
 
215
Examined [p. [4]]

Footnotes

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    Signatures of JS, Sidney Rigdon, and Hyrum Smith.  

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    TEXT: Each instance of “L.S” is enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal  

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    Signature of Willard Richards.  

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    Chauncey Robison certification in unidentified handwriting.  

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    Unidentified handwriting ends; Chauncey Robison begins.  

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    Docket in handwriting of William Clayton.  

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    Endorsements in handwriting of Chauncey Robison  

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    Endorsement in unidentified handwriring.