JS, , and , Bond for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to Nathan K. Knight, 21 Mar. 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.
K[NOW ALL MEN B]Y THESE PRESENTS, That We Joseph Smith Jr  & of the c[ounty] of and State of are held [and firml]y bound unto Nathan K Knight of the county of and State of his— heirs and assigns in the sum of Four 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 Nathan K Knight 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 in Block No. one hundred & five and received in payment for said lot Three notes of hand bearing even date herewith, for the sum of Three Two hundred dollars, and payable as follows.
The first for 66—, 66c on the 21st. day of March A D 1843
The second fo[r 6]6—, 66c on the 21st day of March A D 1846
The [third for 66—, 66c] on the 21st day of March A D 1849
withThe interest for each and every note to be paid annually.
Now if the said Nathan K Knight 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, 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 a]nd seals this twenty first day of March [in the year of our Lord one thou]sand eight hundred and forty