Bond to Elisha Averett, 1 October 1839

Document Transcript

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That we Joseph Smith Jun & of the county of and State of are held and firmly bound unto Elisha Averett of the county of and State of his heirs and assigns in the sum of one thousand—— 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 Junr & have this day sold unto the said Elisha Averett a certain lot of ground situated, lying and being in the county of and State of , and described on the plat of the Town of as being Lot No. three in Block No. Sixty two and received in payment for said lot one note of hand bearing even date herewith, for the sum of Five hundred dollars, and payable as follows.
To be paid on the First day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty nine
with The interest for each and every the said note to be paid annually.
Now if the said Elisha Averett his heirs, executors, or administrators shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid, the amount of said note with such interest as may accrue thereon, according to the tenor and effect thereof, when due, we the said Joseph Smith Jun & bind ourselves our heirs, executors and administrators, to make or cause to be made, a good and sufficient Deed for the above described lot 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 First day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine
Acknowledged in presence of [p. [1]]
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Bond from Joseph Smith Jr & —— to Elisha Averett [p. [2]]


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    Hyrum Smith signature in unidentified handwriting.  

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    TEXT: “LS” enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal. Above Hyrum Smith’s signature are two more hand-drawn representations of seals, presumably for JS and Sidney Rigdon’s signatures.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Robert B. Thompson.