Deed from William Spears, 8 August 1842

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No 96
<​Deed William Speers [Spears] to Joseph Smith for Lots 1, 2, 3 & 4 in B 1 of Speers addition to ​>
This Indenture made and entered into this eighth day of August in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty two between William Speers of the county of and State of of the First part, and 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 second part. Witnesseth, that the said William Speers party of the First part, for and in consideration of the love and good will he bears to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, of which the said Joseph Smith, party of the Second part, is sole Trustee in Trust, and also for the sum of one dollar, to him in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby grant, bargain, sell, convey, and confirm unto the said Joseph Smith, as sole Trustee in Trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, party of the Second part, his successors in office and assigns forever, all these tracts or parcels of Land, situate and being in the county of in the State of known and described as follows, to wit: Lotts Noone, two, three and four, in Block Number one, of Speers addition to 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 Joseph Smith party of the Second part, his successors in office and assigns forever. And the said William Speers party of the First part <​his​> heirs and assigns, the aforesaid premises, unto [p. 91] the said Joseph Smith, as sole Trustee in Trust, &c. party of the Second part, his successors in office 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 William Speers party of the First part, have hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year above written.
William Speers seal
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
State of Illinois,) ss.
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I, a Justice of the Peace, in and for the City of , in said do certify that William Speers 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 Twenty second day of August in the year our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty Two.
J. P. L. S. [p. 92]