JS, , and , Bond for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to , 20 Mar. 1840; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of ; docket in handwriting of ; one page; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU. Includes docket and archival marking.
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That We Joseph Smith Jun & of the county of and State of are held and firmly bound unto of the county of and State of heirs and assigns in the sum of Nine hundred and fifty dollars 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 Jun & have this day sold unto the said a certain lot — of ground situated, lying and being in the county of —— and State of , and described on the plat of the Town of as being Lot No. one in Block No. Twenty eight— ) 28 ( and received in payment for said lot Four— notes of hand bearing even date herewith, for the sum of Four hundred & Seventy fivedollars, and payable as follows.
The first for $118— 100/75 payable March 20th AD 1842
The second for $118— 100/75 payable March 20th " 1844
The third for $118— 100/75 payable March 20th " 1848
The fourth for $118— 100/75 payable March 20th " 1850
Making in all the aforesaid Four hundred and Seventy five dollars it being the full price of said lot—
with interest for each and every note to be paid annually. on the Twentieth of March
Now if the said his heirs, executors, or administrators shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid, the amount of said notes with such interest as may accrue thereon, according to the tenor and effect thereof, when due, we the said Joseph Smith Jun & bind ourselves— our heirs, executors and administrators, to make or cause to be made, to the said his heirs and assigns, a good and sufficient Deed for the above described lot Twenty years from the date hereof—— and then this Bond to become null and void, otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue.
Given under our hands and seals this Twentieth— day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty