Deed from Daniel H. and Eliza Robison Wells, 4 February 1843

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This Indenture, made this fourth day of February, in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Three, between , of the County of and State of , of the first part, and Joseph Smith, Sole Trustee in trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, of the said County of and State of , Witnesseth; that the said , for and in consideration of the sum of Eleven Hundred Dollars, lawful money of the , to him in hand, well and truly paid by the said Joseph Smith, Sole Trustee in trust for the Church aforesaid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, has granted, bargained, sold, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, release, convey and confirm unto the said Joseph Smith, Sole Trustee in trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, his successors in Office and Assigns forever, all that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the and aforesaid, known and designated as Lots numbered (1) one (2) two (3) three and (4) four, in Block No. (20) twenty, in Addition to ; Together with all and singular, the privileges and appurtenances, to the same belonging or in any wise appurtaining, and the rents, issues, and profits thereof. To have and to hold, the said premises hereby bargained and sold, or meant, or intended so to be, with the appurtenances, to the only proper use and behalf of the said Joseph Smith, Trustee in trust for the Church aforesaid, and his successors in Office and Assigns forever. And the said , for himself and for his executors, administrators and assigns does promise, covenant and agree to and with the said Joseph Smith, Sole Trustee in trust for the Church aforesaid, his Successors in Office and Assigns, that before the ensealing and delivery hereof, he was the true and lawful owner of the premises hereby granted, and has good right, full power, and lawful authority to sell and convey the same in manner and form aforesaid: And further, that he the said and his heirs; executors and administrators will Warrant and forever Defend the aforesaid premises, with their appurtenances; and every part and parcel thereof, unto the Sd. Joseph Smith, Trustee in trust for the aforesaid Church, his Successors in office, and Assigns forever, against all persons claiming or to claim, by, from or under him, them, or any of them, or by, from or under any other person or persons whomsoever.
In witness whereof, the said together with , wife of the said , who hereby relinquishes all right of dower in the said premises, have hereunto set their hands and seals on the day and year above written
Signed and sealed in presence of .
SEAL
Seal
State of Illinois, ss.
Before me , an acting Justice of the Peace within and for said , personally came , the above named grantor and acknowledged the signing and sealing of the above Deed to be his voluntary act for the use and purposes therein expressed and the said being examined by me separate and apart from her said husband, and the contents of the said Deed being fully made known to her upon such seperate examination, declared that she did voluntarily sign, seal and acknowledge the same, and that she was still satisfied therewith.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and Seal, this Eighth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred forty three
Justice of the Peace SEAL [p. [1]]
Recorders Office Nauvoo February 8th. 1843
State of Illinois) S. S.
Hancock County)
I Joseph Smith Recorder in and form the City of Nauvoo in said county do hereby certify that the within Deed and Certificate of acknowledgment were this day duly Recorded in Book A Pages 67 & 68 and [duly numb]ered 76.
Joseph Smith Recorder
by Wm Clayton Clerk
8 July 1844
Warrantee Deed
to Trustee in Trust
Entered for Record 8th July 1844
Page 30—
6285. [p. [2]]
<State of Illinois,)
)
Recorder’s Office, ,
8th day of July 1844
I, , Recorder, of said , do hereby certify that the annexed Deed & Certificate From & To Jos. Smith Trustee in trust &c were this day filed and duly recorded in Book M of Deeds on pages 397 & 398 No. 6285
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Footnotes

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    Handwriting of John Wilson Williams begins.  

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    Signatures of Daniel H. Wells and Eliza Robison Wells.  

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    Signature of Robert D. Foster.  

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    Handwriting of John Wilson Williams ends; William Clayton begins.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Thomas Bullock.  

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    Dockets in handwriting of William Clayton.  

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    The attached slip is a printed form with manuscript additions in the handwriting of Chauncey Robison.