Lease to John Taylor and Wilford Woodruff, between 8 and 10 December 1842

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This Indenture, made the first day of December, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty two: between Joseph Smith of the city of , of the one part; and , and <​of the said ​> of the other part, witnesseth, that the said Joseph Smith; for the consideration hereinafter mentioned, hath demised, granted and leased, and doth hereby demise, grant, and lease, unto the said , and Their executors; administrators, and assigns; his entire printing establishment, consisting of the the and Lot at the corner of Water, and Bain Streets; in the city of , County of , & State of ; and formerly purchased of ; together with, all the printing presses, type, stereotype foundry, and plates, presses, Book bindery, and all other goods, and chattels, whatsoever, mentioned and expressed, in the schedule hereunto annexed; now remaining, and being in , , and state of : together with all the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging. To have and to Hold, the said premises, with the appurtenances, for, and during the term of five years, from the day first day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred, and forty two.
And the said , and for themselves, their heirs, executors, and administrators, do covenant and agree, to pay unto the said Joseph Smith, his heirs and assigns, the rent of four hundred dollars per year, the rent to be paid half yearly viz two hundred dollars every six months.
And the said parties for themselves respectfully respectively each with the other; and their respective heirs and executors and administrators, do further covenant and agree as follows, to wit, that the said Joseph Smith shall [p. 1] lease, for the abovementioned time, the privilege of printing, & publishing, the “Times & <​and​> Seasons,” and the “Wasp”, or any other paper, with the priviledge of changing the names of these papers, at their descretion. That they shall recive the subscription list, of the above named papers; & all monies coming by Post, or otherwise, for the use of the “Times and Seasons”, and the “Wasp,” or any other purpose connected with the ; from the day and date of this instrument; together with all letters directed addressed, or intended, for the , from the day & date hereof.
And the said Joseph Smith does further agree, as heretofore mentioned, to let the said & , have the free use of; & right and title to<​o​> the following articles, for the forementioned time.
Schedule.
$
1 Mammoth Press, 1 Rolling Frame, 1 Double medium chase, & 2 medium Chases 275 00
1 Small Imperial Press, 1 Imperial Chase, 1 Super Royal Chase, Rolling Frame, 2 Roll handles, & Cylenders— 135 00
1 Bank 4 00
8 Paper Boards @ 37½ 3 00
2 Ink Stands (Including 1 stone) 3 00
1 Oil can 75
2 Cases Old Brevier 85 lbs deduct 18 lbs for cases 67 lbs @, 25 16 75
2 Cases Long Primer Italics 25¼ deduct 18 lbs for cases 7¼ lbs @ ,15 1 09
2 Cases Old Long Primer N. York 39½ lbs deduct 18 lbs for Cases 21½ @ ,15 3 32
2 Cases old Cincinatti 53 lbs deduct 18 lbs for Cases 35 lbs @ ,15 4 25
$446 16
 
$
2 Cases old Cincinatti type 38 lbs deduct 18 lbs for Cases 20 lbs @ 15 3 00
1 Fount Cannon Grecian 5 50
1 D[itt]o Scrip Type 25 lbs 80 c[en]ts 20 00
1 Do. Roman Condensed Wood Do. 16 00
1 Do. Extra Do. great Primer Do. 2 00
1 Do. Brevier extended Do. 1 00
1 Brass Bottom Proof Galley 3 00
1 Fount Paragon 28¼ lb @ 30 cts 8 55
8¾ lbs Long Primer Italic Extra 4 58
9½ Cannon Border No 3 @ 50 cts 4 75
1 Fount Pica Antique 1 50
1 Do. Long Primer Do. 75
4½ lbs Brevier high quads extra 64 2 88
1 Fount L. Primer Light face 2 50
1 Do. Old English 3 00
Furniture— 2 00
10 Boxes 50 cts each— 5 00
4 Stoves & pipe 40 31
126 32
[p. 2]
$
Brought over 446 16
Do. Do. 126 32
1 Pidgeon Case 8 00
Brass-rule Machine 100 00
1 Fount Small Pica 188 lbs 44 cts 82 72
1 Do. Brevier 194 lbs @45 87 30
3 Pair Cases 3 Dol[lars] each 9 00
1 Card Border 1 25
24 Check ends 50 cts 12 00
1 Large Dash 1 00
1 lb Long Primer Border 88
1 Small font Pica caps 75
1 Horse Cut 3 00
2 Do. Do.— 2,00 4 00
1 Fount Pearl type 50
4½ lbs Small Pica quads 44 cts 1 98
Long Primer Dashes 50
1 Fount English Condensed No 2 2 00
1 Do 2 lines L. Primer Gothic Do 2 00
1 Do. 2 lines Non Pariel No 3 1 75
1 Do. Brevier Gothic Gothic Condensed 1 75
1 Do. Title Non Pariel 3 00
1 Do. English Flowers No 2 1 00
1 lb Small English flowers No 2 1 25
¾ lb Long Primer Do. 1 00
1 lb Minion Do. nos 5 & 9 2 00
1 Standbury Printing Press) <​30 00​>
1 Imperial Rolling machine)
2 Rolling Frames)
1 Galley 4 [00]
2 Imposing stones & frames 20 00
3 Founts Fancy type Pica L Primer and Brevier— 8 00
1 Copper Roller Mould 10 00
<​$973 11​>
 
Brought over <​973 11​>
Brass Rule 25 <​18​> 00
8 Pr of Cases @ 3.00 24 00
5 Imposing Sticks. 2,50 12 50
1 Wash-stand 5 00
1 Stiff backed saw 75
1 Desk & stand 12 00
1 Table Ink bottle stands & candlesticks— 5 00
<​12 Cap Chases 2,25​> <​27 00​>
<​8 Job Do. 1,50​> <​12 00​>
<​1 Tin pail dipper & sprinkler​> <​1 25​>
<​$1090 61​>
Articles belonging to The Bindery—
1 Box of English brass type 1 00
1 Lettering Pallet <​1 00​>
1 Screw for Standing Press <​5 00​>
Standing Press 50 00
Lying Press & two ploughs 8 00
Small hand Press 1 00
Large Pasteboard Scissors 8 00
4 Brass Pallets 4 00
11 Brass Stamps 2 00
One Glue pot (broken) 50
5 Folio pressing boards 2 12½
12— 4 to Do. 75
12— 12 mo Do. 75
Sewing Bench 1 50
8 Brass Rolls 6 00
2 Polishers 2 00
2 Plough Knives 1 25
Type Case 1 00
12 Folio Backing Board 1 50
12 Do. cutting Do. 1 08
<​98 45½​>
[p. 3]
12. 4 to Backing Boards 50
12. Do. Cutting Do. 75
3 Small Hammers 1 00
1 Pair Small Scissors 75
Beating Iron Hammer 8 lbs @ 6¼ 50
Do. Iron 50 lbs @ 6¼ 3 12½
1 Pair Compasses 1 00
1 Do. Do. 18¾
1 Iron Mallet 1 50
1 Brush 25
1 Filleting Board 50
63 Sheets Glazed Pressings 1 50
120 Do. Plain Do. 2 50
<​1 Saw​> <​75​>
<​14 81¼​>
<​98 45½​>
<​113 26¾​>
Weight and Value of Articles connected with the Stereotype Foundry.
6 Plates 20 lbs each 120— 6¼ 7 50
Crane and 3 Cramps 10 00
2 Metal plan pans 42 lbs @ 6¼ 2 62
1 Do. Do. 24½ @ 6¼ 1 53
8 Top plates or Floaters 88½ @ 6¼ 5 53
Metal pan supposed to be 200— 6¼ 12 50
Pattern for Do. 4 00
$43,68
 
8 Grate bars 8 lbs each 64 @ 6¼ 4 00
Door for Furnace 9¾ lbs 4 00
Frame & Hinges for Do. supposed 20 @12½ 2 50
Large oven Door 23 lbs @ 37½ 8 52½
Frame for Do supposed 80 @ 6¼ 5 00
Wrought Iron bars in oven 15— 12½ 2 87½
3 Large plates supposed 200 <​300​> @ 6¼ 19 25
8 Grate bars 8 lbs each @ 6¼ 4 00
Small door for oven 9¾ 4 00
Frame for Do. supposed 20 2 50
Pair of Tongs 2 00
Shovel 1 50
Building Furnace & oven 10 00
5 Stones 7 00
Trough 4 00
Seive 1 00
Shaving Machine 130 00
2 Planes & Table 8 00
9 Brushes 5 00
Gauge 2 00
A few small tools 2 00
Ladle 1 00
<​230 15​>
<​43 68​>
<​273 83​>
 
<​<​Value of​> Articles belonging to printing​> <​$1990,61 $1090,61​>
<​Value of articles belonging to Bindery​> <​113,26¾​>
<​Value of Articles belonging to Foundry​> <​273, 83​>
<​$1477,70¾​>
And the said Joseph Smith does further agree, to let the said said and [p. 4] have the whole edition of the “Times and Seasons” from the commencement of the fourth volume.
And the said & do further agree on their part, to leave the building presses, and other working tools and fixtures in as good condition as they find them; all reasonable wear and tear excepted; but the type & other working tools belonging to the establishment, they are to furnish, leave, or account for, the same amount in value.
It is further agreed by both parties that the said & shall have the priviledge of adding to stock, or tools, or making such additions or improvements, as their business may require, & the said additions, or improvements shall be received at a valuation; by the said Joseph Smith, at the expiration of the term of five years; or when the said & shall leave the premises.
It is also agreed that the books are to be given up as they are; from the date of this instrument; that Joseph Smith take the books & receive what is due; and pay all debts against the establishment up to the beforementioned date.
In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals on the day & date above written
L. S.
L. S.
Joseph Smith L. S. [p. 5]
Agreement for
& with Joseph Smith
 
and printing ofice agreement [p. [6]]

Footnotes

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    Signatures of John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, and JS.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Willard Richards.  

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    Docket in handwriting of William Clayton.  

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    Docket in the handwriting of John Taylor.