Mortgage to Alpheus Russell, 10 October 1836

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J. Smith Jr. & To
To all people to whom these presents shall come Greeting: know ye that we Joseph Smith Jr. & of & State of , and wife of said Joseph Jr. wife of said and wife of said , for the consideration of twelve thousand nine hundred and four dollars received to our full satisfaction of of the and aforesaid do give, grant bargain Sell and confirm unto him the said the following described tract or lot of land situate in the Township of being number nine in the Ninth Range of townships in the in the State of and which is also in the County of and is known by Lot thirteen and parts of twelve & fourteen in Tract number two and is bounded as follows. Beginning at the south west corner of land owned and occupied by Ebenezer Jennings, thence East on said Jennings line to Lands owned by Mr [blank] Hyde thence South on said Hyde’s line to lot number thirteen thence East and south by said Hyde to the public highway, thence Southwesterly and westerly along said highway to the meeting house lot thence northerly to the line of Lot thirteen thence to the Southwest corner of said Lot thirteen thence along the public highway leading from to to the place of beginning containing One hundred and thirty two acres and four hundreths of an acre being the same land deeded by said to said Smith & , be the same more or less but subject to all legal highways. To have and to hold the above granted and bargained premises with the appurtenances thereof unto him the said his heirs and assigns forever to him and his own proper use and behoof. And we the said Joseph Smith Jr. and do for ourselves and our heirs executors and Administrators Covenant with the said his heirs and assigns that at and until the ensealing of these presents we are well seized of the premises as a good indefeasible estate in fee simple and have good right to bargain and sell the same in manner and form as above written, and that the same be free from all encumbrances whatsoever And furthermore we the said Joseph Smith Jr. and do by these presents bind ourselves & our heirs forever to Warrant and defend the above granted and bargained premises to him the said his heirs and assigns against all lawful claims and demands whatsoever. And we the said and do hereby remise release forever unto the said his heirs and assigns all our right and title of dower in the above described premises. The condition of this deed is such that whereas the said Joseph Smith Jr. and have executed and delivered to the said , their six, joint, and several notes [p. 367] of hand bearing even date with these presents, five of which notes are for the sum of One thousand dollars each and One for six thousand nine hundred and four dollars, and all with interest to be paid Annually and the principal to be paid One thousand 1837. One thousand 1838, One thousand 1839. One thousand 1840. One thousand 1841. and Six thousand nine hundred & four dollars in 1842 and all on the first day of sixth Month. in each year with the interest annually on all Now if the said Joseph Smith Jr. & their heirs, assigns executors, or administrators, shall well and truly pay the aforesaid several notes of hand according to the tenor thereof to the said his heirs or assigns then the above deed shall be void Otherwise to remain in full force and virtue In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the Tenth day of tenth Month in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and thirty six.
Seal Joseph Smith Jr.. Seal
Seal Seal
Seal Seal
Signed Sealed & delivered in presence of )
October 10, 1836
The State of Ohio)
Personally appeared Joseph Smith Jr. & who acknowledged that they did sign and seal the foregoing <​within​> instrument and that the same is their free act and deed. I further certify that I did examine the said & . separate and apart from her said husband and did then and there make known to her the contents of the foregoing instrument and upon that examination she declared that she did voluntarily sign seal and acknowledge the same and that she was still satisfied therewith.——
Before me Justice <​of​> Peace
Recd. 13th. at 4 o’Clock P M. & Recorded 14th. October A D 1836
Recorder [p. 368]


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    TEXT: Each instance of “Seal” enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal.