JS as trustee-in-trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to , 13 May 1843; Nauvoo Registry of Deeds, Book A, pp. 161–162; unidentified handwriting; CHL.
First part has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year above written. Joseph Smith seal As sole Trustee in Trust for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. State of Illinois, County, ss. I, a Justice of the peace, in and for the City of , in said— , do certify that Joseph Smith, 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 31st. day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty Three J. P. L. S