Deed from John and Alice Jacobs Johnson, 5 May 1834, Copy
and Alice Jacobs Johnson, Deed for property in , Geauga Co., OH, to JS, 5 May 1834. Version copied [likely not before 4 Jan. 1837]; unidentified handwriting; docket in handwriting of ; two pages; Lyman Cowdery, Collection, CHL.
Made 5th Day of May 1834 to Joseph Smith Jr of the organized on the 6 Day of April 1830 in the township of and was called the Church of Latter Day saints by a of the of the said Church Assembled in the township of on the 3d day of May 1834 in trust for the use and purposses hereinafter mentioned they of thear part Wittenesseth Viz on the first part for the sum of two hundred and twenty two Dollars thirty Cents to Joseph Smith Jr and succesor in office of President of the aforesaid Church and all the estate right title interest property Clame and demand whatsoever ether in Law or Eq[u]ity to have and to hold &cc to Joseph Smith Jr President of the Church aforesaid and his succesor in office forever in trust for the use of the members of the Church aforesaid according to the of said Church and to Joseph Smith Jr and wife warants to defend and &cc to Joseph Smith Jr President of said Church and his succesor in office appointed according to the Articles and Covenents of the Church aforesaid against the clames
signed and sealed and Acknowlege &cc in the presence of and 5th of May 1834