Mortgage to Mead, Stafford & Co., 11 July 1837

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The mummies and ancient mummies <​writings​> now in said are now excepted from the above assignment because they are not owned by me or any of the other makers of the foregoing instrument—
July 11th 1837—
Joseph Smith Jr S[eal] [5 lines blank]
Whereas there is a doubt whether by the terms of the above assignment, the said makers of said assignment are <​not​> precluded from giving to any other person or persons a mortgage on the above premises, we hereby declare that it is not our the intention of the above consignment that any mortgage of given by said makers on the same property shall not be construed as a sale or disposition of said property so as to authorize us to take possession of and sell, dispose of & convey the same, prior to said eighth day of July AD 1837 1840, but we do not hereby waive any legal preference which the above sale & assignment gives us over to any subsequent mortgages of the same property— July 11th 1837—
Mead Stafford & Co [p. [3]]
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The mummies and ancient writings now in said are excepted from the above assignment because they are not owned by me or any of the other makers of the foregoing instrument—
July 11th 1837—
Joseph Smith Jr Seal [5 lines blank]
Whereas there is a doubt whether by the terms of the above assignment, the said makers of said assignment are not precluded from giving to any other person or persons a mortgage on the above premises, we hereby declare that it is not the intention of the above consignment that any mortgage given by said makers on the same property shall be construed as a sale or disposition of said property so as to authorize us to take possession of and sell, dispose of & convey the same, prior to said eighth day of July AD 1840, but we do not hereby waive any legal preference which the above sale & assignment gives us to any subsequent mortgages of the same property— July 11th 1837—
Mead Stafford & Co [p. [3]]
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