JS, , and , Bond for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to , 1 Apr. 1840; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of ; endorsements in handwriting of , , and unidentified scribe; one page; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU. Includes endorsements and archival marking.
Note that the two promissory notes associated with this bond have not been located.
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 One thousand 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 Jun & 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. one <1> in Block No. Thirty seven— 37— and received in payment for said lot Two— 2— notes of hand bearing even date herewith, for the sum of Five hundred $500— —/00 dollars, and payable as follows.
The first for $250— —/00 payable April the first AD 1842—
The Second $250— 100/00 payable April the first AD 1847—
both notes with 6 pr ¢ annual interes[t]
Making in both notes five hundred dollars it being the full price and sum for said lot
withThe interest for each and every note to be paid annually. on the first day of April in each year
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 Jun & 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 Eighteen 18 Years after 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 First— 1st— day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Forty— (40—