Bond to Jane Miller, 6 March 1840

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KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That Joseph Smith Junr & of the county of and State of are held and firmly bound unto Jane Miller of the county of and State of her 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 Jane Miller— 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. Sixteen—— and received in payment for said lot four notes of hand bearing even date herewith, for the sum of Two hundred dollars, and payable as follows,
The first for 50 dollars on the 6th day of March 1842
The second for 50 " " " 6th " " " 1844
The third for 50 " " " 6th " " " 1846
The fourth for 50 " " " 6th " " " 1848
with interest for each and every note to be paid annually.
Now if the said Jane Miller— her heirs, executors, or administrators shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid, the amount of said note with such interest as may accrue thereon, according to the tenor and effect thereof, when due, we the said Joseph Smith Jun & bind ourselves our heirs, executors and administrators, to make or cause to be made, to the said Jane Miller his her heirs and assigns, a good and sufficient Deed for the above described lot at the expiraton 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 and seals this Sixth— day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty
Acknowledged in )
presence of )
J— S Jr L. S.
L. S.
L. S. [p. [1]]
Lot No 1 Block No 16
BOND to Jane Miller [p. [2]]


  1. 1

    Four hundred dollars was twice the amount of the cost of the land, which was the normal amount for land transaction bonds.  

  2. 2

    TEXT: All three instances of “L. S.” (locus sigilli, Latin for “location of the seal”) are printed within printed representations of seals.  

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    Docket in the handwriting of Robert B. Thompson.