Deed to James Goff, 20 May 1844

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No 458
J. Smith to J[ames] Goff
pt of L1. B. 157 City of
This Indenture made and entered into this twentieth day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four between Joseph Smith, as sole Trustee in trust, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, of the county of and state of , of the first part, and James Goff of the county and aforesaid, of the second part, Witnesseth, that the said Joseph Smith, party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of fifty four dollars, to him in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby grant bargain, sell, convey, and confirm unto the said James Goff, party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever, all that tract or parcel of land, situate and being in the county of in the state of , known and described as follows, to wit: a part of Lot Number One in Block Number one hundred and fifty seven of the City of , commencing at the North East corner of Said Lot and running thence South one hundred and nine feet six inches thence West six Rods, thence North to the North line of Said lot, thence East to the place of beginning be the same more or less.
Together with all and singular the appurtanances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining. To have and to hold the above described premises unto the said James Goff party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Joseph Smith, party of the first part, his assigns and successors in office, the aforesaid premises, unto the said James Goff party of the Second part, his heirs and assigns against the claims or claims of all and every person whomsoever, do and will warrant and forever defend by these presents.
In testimony whereof, the said Joseph Smith, party of the first part, has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and [p. 213]year above written.
Joseph Smith L. S.
As sole Trustee in trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.
Signed Sealed & delivered In presence of
State of Illinois) ss.
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I clerk of the Municipal court in and for the City of , in said , do certify that Joseph Smith, whose Signature appears to the foregoing Deed, and, who is personally known to me to be the person described in, and who executed the same, did acknowledge that he had executed the said conveyance for the uses and purposes therein Mentioned.
Given under my hand and Seal this 20th. day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four.
Clerk of the Municipal C. C. [p. 214]