JS, , and , Bond for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to George Gates, 23 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 Junr & of the county of — and State of are held and firmly bound unto George Gates of the county of and State of his heirs and assigns in the sum of one thousand 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 Junr & have this day sold unto the said George Gates 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. fourteen— and received in payment for said lot five note of hand bearing even date herewith, for the sum of Five hundred dollars, and payable as follows.
The first for one hundred dollars on the 23rd day of March A D 1842
The second for one hundred dollars on the 23rd day of March A D 1844
The third for one hundred dollars on the 23rd day of March A D 1846
The fourth for one hundred dollars on the 23rd day of March A D 1848
The fifth for one hundred dollars on the 23rd day of March A D 1850
withThe interest for each and every note to be paid annually.
Now if the said George Gates his heirs, executors, or administrators shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid, the amount of said note with such interest as may accrue thereon, according to the tenor and effect thereof, when due, we the said Joseph Smith Junr & bind ourselves our heirs, executors and administrators, to make or cause to be made, a good and sufficient Deed for the above described lot 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 twenty third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty