by JS agent, Deed for property in , Lee Co., Iowa Territory, to John Smith, 23 Aug. 1841; printed form with handwriting of ; signature of JS; docket in handwriting of ; one page; JS Collection, CHL.
THIS INDENTURE MADE AND ENTERED INTO, This 23d. day of August in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one between , of the County of , and Territory of of the one part, and of The City of of the County of of Iowa Teretory of the other part, Witnesseth, that the said , for and in consideration of the sum of Four Hundred—— dollars, to him in hand paid, the recept whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby grant, bargain, sell, convey, and confirm unto the said —— his heirs and assigns forever, all that tract or parcel of land, situate and being in the County of , in the Territory of , viz: Lott No. 265 containing four Acres— be The Same more or less as described by The City <Town> Platt of as deposited in the Recorder’s office of Iowa Teritory at fort Madison
Together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining.
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the above described premises unto the said —— his heirs and assigns forever. And the said , his heirs and assigns, the aforesaid premises, unto the said — his heirs and assigns, against the claim or claims of all and every person whomsoever do and will warrant and forever defend by these presents.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, the said of the first part, has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year above written.
Joseph SmithL. S.
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of
I, [blank] Justice of the Peace, of said , do certify, that [blank] whose signature appears to the foregoing deed, and who is personally known to me, to be the person described in, and who executed the same, did acknowledge that he had executed the said conveyance for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.
Given under my hand and seal, this [blank] day of [blank] in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty one.