JS as trustee-in-trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to Hezekiah Sprague, 4 Aug. 1843; handwriting of ; Nauvoo Registry of Deeds, Book B, pp. 11–12; CHL.
State of , 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 purpos[es] therein mentioned. Given under my hand and seal, this seventh day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three. J. P. L. S.——