JS, , and , Bond for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to , 10 Sept. 1839; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of ; signatures in unidentified handwriting; endorsements in handwriting of and unidentified scribe; docket in handwriting of ; one page; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU. Includes endorsements, docket, and archival markings.
Note that the two promissory notes associated with this bond have not been located.
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That We Joseph Smith Junr & of the county of and State of are held and firmly bound unto John Hampton of the county of and State of his heirs and assigns in the sum of Five 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 Junr and have this day sold unto the said John Hampton— 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. <four> in Block No. one hundred fifty seven and received in payment for said lot Two— notes of hand bearing even date herewith, for the sum of Two hundred and fifty— dollars, and payable as follows.
The first for one hundred dollars payable on demand.
The second for one hundred and fifty dollars on the first day of October A. D. 1840
with interest for each and every note to be paid annually.
Now if the said John Hampton 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 Tenth— day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine—