Mortgage to Mead, Stafford & Co., 11 July 1837

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and all payable to said Zalmon W H. Mead, Jonas Stafford and Robert W. Mead (by the name & description of their said firm of Mead Stafford & Co) or order, one for the sum of thirteen hundred and seventy seven dollars and one cent due on the eighhth day of July AD 1837 1838, one for the sum of fourteen hundred and sixty four Dollars and fifty four cents due on the eighth day of July AD 1839, and one other for the sum of fifteen hundred and fifty two Dollars and twenty two cents due on the eighth day of July AD 1840, now if we the said Joseph Smith junior, , , , , and , or either <​of us​> shall well and truly pay the aforesaid notes according to the tenor and effect thereof to at the time the same become due, to the said Zalmon P H. Mead, Jonas Stafford, and Robert W. Mead, their heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, then the above obliga sale and assignment to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue in law; and it is further <​expressly​> understood that the said Zalmon C H. Mead, Jonas Stafford, and Robert [W.] Mead are not to take possession of, or dispose of the property above described until the said eighth day of July AD 1840 when said last mentioned note becomes due, provided however & it is expressly stipulated, that in case we the said Joseph Smith junior, , , , , or & , or either, or any of us shall <​at any time​> attempt to remove, or sell, or dispose of any of the property aforesaid, then it shall be competent for the said Zalmon C H. Mead, Jonas Stafford, and Robert W. Mead, forthwith a[n]d they are hereby authorized & empowered forthwith to take possession of, and sell, and convey and dispose of all the and singular the property rights and credits aforesaid, in such manner, and to such persons, and on such terms as they shall see fit— In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals this eleventh day of July AD 1837—
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and all payable to said Zalmon H. Mead, Jonas Stafford and Robert W. Mead (by the name & description of their said firm of Mead Stafford & Co) or order, one for the sum of thirteen hundred and seventy seven dollars and one cent due on the eighhth day of July AD 1838, one for the sum of fourteen hundred and sixty four Dollars and fifty four cents due on the eighth day of July AD 1839, and one other for the sum of fifteen hundred and fifty two Dollars and twenty two cents due on the eighth day of July AD 1840, now if we the said Joseph Smith junior, , , , , and , or either of us shall well and truly pay the aforesaid notes according to the tenor and effect thereof at the time the same become due, to the said Zalmon H. Mead, Jonas Stafford, and Robert W. Mead, their heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, then the above sale and assignment to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue in law; and it is further expressly understood that the said Zalmon H. Mead, Jonas Stafford, and Robert [W.] Mead are not to take possession of, or dispose of the property above described until the said eighth day of July AD 1840 when said last mentioned note becomes due, provided however & it is expressly stipulated, that in case we the said Joseph Smith junior, , , , , & , or either, or any of us shall at any time attempt to remove, or sell, or dispose of any of the property aforesaid, then it shall be competent for the said Zalmon H. Mead, Jonas Stafford, and Robert W. Mead, and they are hereby authorized & empowered forthwith to take possession of, and sell, convey and dispose of all and singular the property rights and credits aforesaid, in such manner, and to such persons, and on such terms as they shall see fit— In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals this eleventh day of July AD 1837—
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