JS as trustee-in-trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to , 9 Aug. 1843; in Hancock County Deed Book P, pp. 333–334; unidentified handwriting; Hancock County Recorder’s Office, Carthage, IL; microfilm at FHL.
Jo Smith as Trustee To
Recorded 23 May 1846
This Indenture made and entered into this ninth day of August 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 County of 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 Two hundred dollars to Him in hand paid the receipt where of 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: Lot Number three in Block number ninety nine of the City of , together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, To Have and to Hold the above described premises unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever, And the said Joseph Smith party of the second<first>parthisheirsandassignsagainsttheclaimorclaimsofallandeveryperson first part his assigns and successors in office the aforesaid premises unto the said party of the second part his heirs 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 Joseph Smith party of the 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