JS as trustee-in-trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to , 7 Mar. 1843; signed by JS; certified by . Version copied 16 Oct. 1844 in Hancock Co., IL, Deed Records, vol. N, pp. 45–46; handwriting of ; Hancock County Recorder’s Office, Carthage, IL; microfilm at FHL.
<J. Smith To >
<Recorded 16th Oct. 1844>
<E ½ Lot 1. Block 161 >
This Indenture made and entered into, This seventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three between Joseph Smith, as sole Trustee in Trust, for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints of the County of , and State of of the first part, and of the County of and aforesaid of the second part witnesseth, that the said Joseph Smith, party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred dollars, to him in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby Grant, Bargain, Sell convey & confirm unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever, all that tract or parcel of land Situate and being in the County of in the State of known and described as follows, to wit The east half of Lot number one (1) in Block number one hundred and sixty one of the City of Together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging Or in any wise appertaining To have and to hold the above described premises unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever And the said Joseph Smith party of the first part, his assigns and Successors in Office the aforesaid premises unto the said party of the second part his heirs [p. 45]