Deed to Isaac Blood, 2 November 1843

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No 257
Josh. Smith to Isaac Blood S.E L1 B135 of
This Indenture made, and entered into, this second day of November in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty three between Joseph Smith Senr. and his wife, of the county of and State of of the one part, and Isaac Blood of the county of and aforesaid of the other part, Witnesseth, that the said Joseph Smith Senr. and his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, to them in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby grant, bargain, sell, convey, and confirm unto the said Isaac Blood his heirs and assigns forever, all that tract or parcel of land, situate and being in the county of in the State of viz. the South East quarter of Lot number one in Block number one hundred and thirty five of the City of , together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining. To have and to hold the above described premises unto [p. 36] the said Isaac Blood his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Joseph Smith Senr and his wife, their heirs and assigns, the aforesaid premises unto the said Isaac Blood his heirs and assigns, against the claim or claims of all and every person whomsoever, do and will warrant and forever by these presents defend. In testimony whereof, the said Joseph Smith Senr. and his wife of the first part, have hereunto to set their hands and seals, the day and year above written. Joseph Smith, L. S. L. S. Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of . State of Illinois, ss. I a Justice of the Peace of said do certify, that Joseph Smith and his wife, whose signatures appear to the foregoing deed, and who are personally known to me to be the persons described in, and who executed the same, did severally acknowledge that they had executed the said conveyance, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned. And the said having been by me made acquainted with the contents of the said Deed, and examined separate and apart from her said husband, acknowledged that she had executed the same, and relinquished her dower to the premises therein conveyed, voluntarily, freely, and without compulsion of her husband. Given under my hand and seal, this ninth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three. J. P. L. S.
Recorded December 7th. 1843 [p. 37]