JS as trustee-in-trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Draft of Deed for property in , IL and , Hancock Co., IL, to , 12 July 1843; handwriting of ; two pages; JS Collection, CHL.
This Indenture made and entered into this twelvth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three between Joseph Smith, as sole Trustee in trust, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, of the County of , and State of of the first part, and of the and aforesaid, of the second part, Witnesseth, that the said Joseph Smith, party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of ten thousand dollars, to him in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby grant, bargain, sell, convey, and confirm unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever, all that tract or parcel of land situate and being in the county of in the State of known and described as follows, to wit;— the West half of the South half of the North West quarter of Section number four in Township number two South of Range number eight West of the fourth principal Meridian containing forty acres of land be the same more or less. Also the North half of the North West quarter of section number four in Township and Range aforesaid, containing one hundred and nine acres. Also the North West quarter of the North East quarter of section number four in the Township and Range aforesaid containing forty five 91/100 acres. Also a lot of land in the North West corner of the South West quarter of the North East quarter of said Section number four in Township and Range aforesaid being twelve poles and five feet East and west and twelve poles North and South containing one acre and containing in the whole one hundred and ninety five 91/100 acres of land be the same more or less. Also all the following lots of land situate and being in the County of and the aforesaid and described on the plat of the City of as being Lots number one two and three in Block number ninety-five also the [p. ]