JS, , and , Bond for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to John Miller, 27 Feb. 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 Jr & of the county of and State of are held and firmly bound unto John Miller of the county of and State of his— heirs and assigns in the sum of Seven 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 & have this day sold unto the said John Miller 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. Three in Block No. Twenty one— and received in payment for said lot Seven note of hand bearing even date herewith, for the sum of Three hundred and fifty dollars, and payable as follows.
The first for 50 doll[ar]s on the 27th. day of Feby A D 1841
The second for 50 dolls " " 27th day of Feby A D 1842
The third for 50 dolls " " 27th day of Feby A D 1843
The fourth for 50 dolls " " 27th day of Feby A D 1844
withThe interest for each and every note to be paid annually.
Now if the said John Miller 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 Junr & bind ourselves our heirs, executors and administrators, to make or cause to be made, to the said John Miller his heirs and assigns, a good and sufficient Deed for the above described lot at the expiration of 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 Twenty seventh day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty