JS as trustee-in-trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to Sarah Scott Mulholland, 13 May 1843; unidentified handwriting; Deed Book Q, pp. 30–31, Hancock County Recorder’s Office, Carthage, IL; microfilm at FHL.
To have and to hold the above described premises unto the said Sarah Mulholland party of the second part her heirs and assigns forever, And the said Joseph Smith party of the first part his assigns and successors in office the aforesaid premises unto the said Sarah Mulholland party of the Second part her 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
Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of
State of Illinois ss.
I a Justice of the peace of 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 13th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty three