Bond to Pleasant Ewell, 31 March 1840

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[KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That we Joseph Smith Jr & of the county of and State of are held and firmly bound unto Pleasant Ewell of the county of and State of his heirs and assigns in the sum of four 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 Jr & ] [have this day sold unto the] said [Pleasant Ewell] a [certain lot of] ground situated, lying and be[ing in the] county of and State of , an[d de]scribed on the plat of the [Town of] as being Lot No. three in Block No. one hundred & fifty [seven] and received payment for said lot eight notes of hand bearing even date herewith, for the sum of four hundred dollars, and payable as follows.
The first for 80 dollars on the 31st day of March <​Nover​> AD 1840
The second for 20 dollars " " 31st day of March AD 1841
The third for 50 dollars " " 31st day of March AD 1842
[The fourth for 50 dollars " " 31]st day of March AD 1843
[The fifth for 50] dollars " " 31st day of March AD 1844
The sixth for 50 dollars " " 31st day of March AD 1845
The seventh for 50 dollars " " 31st day of March [1846]
[The eighth for 50 dollars " " 31st day of March 1847]
with interest for each and every note to be paid annually.
Now if the said [Pleasant Ewell his] h[eirs,] executors, or administrators shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid, the amount of said note with such in[terest as may] accrue thereon, according to the tenor and [effect thereof,] when due, we the said Joseph [Smith Jr ] [bind ourselves and heirs,] executors and [administrators, to make or cause] to be made, a [good and sufficient Deed for the above described lot to the said Pleasant Ewell, his heirs or assigns and then this Bond to become null and void, otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue.]
[Given under our hand and seal this thirty first day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty]
[Acknowledged in presence of] [p. [1]]
Lot No 3 Block No 157
BOND to Pleasent Ewell [p. [2]]


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    TEXT: Document heavily damaged; text reconstructed from other examples of printed forms for bonds and from the extant promissory notes associated with this bond.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Robert B. Thompson.