JS, , and , Bond for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to , 4 Sept. 1840; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of ; signatures of JS, , and ; endorsements in handwriting of and ; docket in handwriting of ; one page; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU. Includes endorsements, docket, and archival marking.
Note that the promissory note associated with this bond has not been located.
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—and State ofTerritory of his heirs and assigns in the sum of one thousand three hundred 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. Sixty Seven (67) and received in payment for said lot one—— note of hand bearing even date herewith, for the sum of Five hundred dollars, and payable as follows. to be paid Ten years from the date hereof— or in part in a draught. from for Lots in this town. (—
Also $150 on demand in a draught for cash from his brother Robert B Burk of Oswego Co NY Making in all six hundred & fifty dollars it being the price of the afore said Lot of ground——
with interest for each and every note to be paid annually. on the fourth day of Sept
Now if the said hisheirs, executors, or administrators shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid, the amount of said note and draught with such interest as may accrue thereon, according to the tenor and effect thereof, when due, <we> the said Joseph Smith Jun & bind our selves 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 Nineteen 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 Fourth— 4th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty