, Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to JS as trustee-in-trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 8 Aug. 1842. Version copied [between 2 Mar. and 10 Apr. 1843] in Nauvoo Registry of Deeds, Record of Deeds, bk. A, pp. 91–92; unidentified handwriting; CHL.
the said Joseph Smith, as sole Trustee in Trust, &c. party of the Second part, his successors in office and assigns, against the claim or claims of all and every person whomsoever, do and will warrant and forever defend by, these presents. In Testimony Whereof, the said William Speers party of the First part, have hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year above written.
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
State of Illinois,)
I, a Justice of the Peace, in and for the City of , in said do certify that whose signature appears to the foregoing deed, and who is personally known to me to be the person described in, and who executed the same, did acknowledge that he had executed the said conveyance for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.
Given under my hand and seal, this Twenty second day of August in the year our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty Two.