JS, , and , Bond for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to , 15 Jan. 1840; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of ; docket in handwriting of ; one page; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU. Includes docket and archival marking.
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That We Joseph Smith Jun & of the county of — and State of are held and firmly bound unto of the county of and State of his heirs and assigns in the sum of eight hundred dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents.
NOW THE CONDITION OF THE ABOVE OBLIGATION IS SUCH, that whereas, the said Joseph Smith Junr & — have this day sold unto the said a certain lot of ground situated, lying and being in the county of — and State of , and described on the plat of the Town of as being Lot No. Four in Block No. Forty two— and received in payment for said lot [blank] note of hand bearing even date herewith, for the sum of Four hundred—— dollars, and payable as follows.
The first for 65— dollars on demand for
The second for $135 on the fifteenth day of January A D 1845
The third for $335 200 on the fifteenth day of January A. D. 1850
with interest for each and every note to be paid annually.
Now if the said his heirs, executors, or administrators shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid, the amount of said notes with such interest as may accrue thereon, according to the tenor and effect thereof, when due, we the said Joseph Smith Junr & bind ourselves our heirs, executors and administrators, to make or cause to be made, to the said his heirs and assigns, a good and sufficient Deed for the above described lot at the expiration of twenty Years from the date hereof— and then this Bond to become null and void, otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue.
Given under our hands and seals this fifteenth— day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty——