Agreement with Amos Rees and Alexander Doniphan, 28 November 1838

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Document Transcript

Know all men by these presents that we and have this day recived of a deed to one thousand and Eighty acres of Land lying in the County of in the State of Missouri the consideration of wich Deed is as follows— That the said & have agreed & do by these presents agree to defend the Said . Joseph Smith Jr. . . . . . . [blank] & . . in a Court of Enquiry now depending before the Hon for Certain Crimes alledged against them. And we severly bind ourselves in consideration of Said <​Deed to​> Defind Each & Every one of said Defendants for any & Every Crime now alledged against them on trial before the circuit court and before the supreme court if nescesary and to have as every professional exertion to have said Defendants discharged & acquitted on final trial as well as at every stage of the trial
28 Me 1838
Most Probaly the above is Recorded at Jackson Co Misouri [p. [1]]
[p. [2]]


  1. 1 The deed Partridge signed on 28 November 1838 conveyed 1,080.52 acres to Rees and Doniphan. (Jackson Co., MO, Deed Records, 1827–1909, vol. F, pp. 292–293, 28 Nov. 1838, microfilm, 1,017,980, U.S. and Canada Record Collection, FHL.)  
  2. 2 TEXT: “. .” appears to have been intended as an ellipsis in this copy, possibly to omit additional names mentioned in the original agreement.  
  3. 3 TEXT: “Me” apparently written over “—”; possibly “◊◊” or “◊”.  
  4. 4 TEXT: Or possibly “5”.