Deed to Julia M. Smith and Others, 31 December 1841

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<​Jos. Smith To et als​>
<​Recorded 8th July, 1844.​>
<​E ½ S E. 31 5 N. 8 W​>
<​W ½ N W. 5 4 N. 8 W. v E ½ N E. 6 4 N. 8 W.​>
This Indenture, made and entered into this Thirty first day of December in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one, between Joseph Smith and his Wife, of the County of and State of , of the first part, and , and , all of the County of and aforesaid of the second part. Witnesseth, that the said Joseph Smith and his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of two thousand dollars to them in hand paid, by the party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained, and sold, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said , and , their heirs and assigns forever, the following described tracts of land, to wit:— The East half of the South East Quarter of Section No thirty one, in Township No five North of the base line of Range No Eight west of the fourth principal meridian, containing Eighty Acres, more or less, also the West half of the North West quarter of Section No five, in Township No four North of the base line of Range No Eight West of the fourth principal meridian, contining Seventy four acres and 84/100 of an acres, more or less. Also The East half of the North East quarter of section No Six in Township No four North of the Base line, of Range No Eight West of the fourth principle meridian, containing Eighty two Acres and 56/100 of an acre, more or less, making in all Two hundred and thirty seven acres and forty one hundredths of an acre, more or less. All the aforesaid tracts of land, situate, lying and being in the County of and State of . Together with all the privileges and apurtenances to the said land in any wise appertaining and belonging. To have and to hold the above granted premises to the said , and their heirs and assigns and their use and behoof forever. And the [p. 403] said Joseph Smith and his wife, for themselves, their heirs, executors, and administrators, do Covenant with the party of the second part, their heirs, and assigns, that they are lawfully seized in fee of the afore granted premises, and have a good right to sell and convey the same, and that they will warrant and defend the title of the same, to the said , and , the party of second part, their heirs and assigns forever, against the lawful demands of any and or all persons whomsoever. In testimony Whereof, they the said party of the first part have hereunto set their <​our​> hands and seals, the day and year above written.
Joseph Smith LS
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Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of JP in and for the city of
  
State of Illinois)SS.
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I a Justice of the Peace in and for the City of of said said , do certify, that Joseph Smith and his wife, whose signatures appear to the foregoing deed, and who are personally known to me to be the persons described therein, and who executed the same, did severally acknowledge that they had executed the same for the purposes therein mentioned. And the said having been by me made acquainted with the contents thereof, & examined seperate & apart from her husband, acknowledged that she had executed the same & relinquished her dower therein conveyed, voluntarily, & freely & without compulsion, of her said husband. Given under my hand & seal this third day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & forty two.
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Justice of the Peace in and for the City of
Note: The words “Williams” in twenty sixth line on second page should be Smith. [p. 404]

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    TEXT: “LS” enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal.  

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    TEXT: “LS” enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal.  

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    TEXT: Insertion in left margin.  

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    TEXT: “LS” enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal.