Mortgage from Nauvoo Lodge, 29 May 1843

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This Indenture, made this twenty ninth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three between , and Noah Rogers as Master and Wardens of Nauvoo Lodge U. D. of the County of and State of , of the one part, and Joseph Smith as Sole Trustee in trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of the and aforesaid of the other part, witnesseth, that the said , and Noah Rogers as Master and Wardens &c for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred ninety-one 75/100 dollars to them paid by the said Joseph Smith Sole Trustee in trust &c the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted, bargained and sold, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, alien and confirm, unto the said Joseph Smith, Sole Trustee in trust &c and to his successors in office and assigns forever, all that tract or parcel of land situate and being in the County of in the State of and known and described as follows, to wit; the North East quarter of lot number one in Block number one hundred of the City of . To have and to hold the premises aforesaid, with all the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said Joseph Smith Sole Trustee in trust &c and his successors in office and assigns forever: Provided always that these presents are upon this express condition, that if the said , and Noah Rogers as Master and Wardens of Nauvoo Lodge U. D. their successors in office or assigns, shall pay or cause to be paid to the said Joseph Smith, Sole Trustee in trust &c and his successors in office or assigns the sum of three hundred ninety-one 75/100 dollars, in one year from the date of this instrument together with the interest [p. [1]] that may accrue thereon, in manner particularly specified in a certain note or obligation, bearing even date herewith executed by the said , , and Noah Rogers to the said Joseph Smith, then and from thenceforth these presents, and every thing herein contained, shall cease and be void, any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding. In whereof witness <​whereof​> the said , and Noah Rogers have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and date aforesaid.
Master L. S
Sen Warden L. S
Noah Rogers Jun Warden L. S
State of Illinois) ss.
City of )
I a justice of the peace in and for said City of and aforesaid do certify that and Noah Rogers whose signatures appear to the foregoing Mortgage 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 same for the uses and purposes therein mentioned. Given under my hand this twenty ninth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three.
J. P. L. S [p. [2]]
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Mortgage Deed
Nauvoo Lodge to Joseph Smith
On N. E ¼ L 1: B 100 of

Footnotes

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    Signatures of Hyrum Smith, Lucius N. Scovil, and Noah Rogers.  

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    Certification in handwriting of William Clayton.  

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    Signature of Newel K. Whitney.  

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    Docket in handwriting of William Clayton.