Know all men by these presents, that we, Joseph Smith, jr. and ,
wife of the said Joseph Smith, jr. of , Geauga County, Ohio, do hereby con stitute and appoint ,
of the place aforesaid, our attorney, for us and in our names to bargain,
sell and convey, in fee simple, by deed of general warranty, for such
price, upon such terms of credit, and to such person or persons, as
he shall think fit, the whole or any part of land owned by us in or Coun ties,
in the State of .
Hereby ratifying and confirming all such bargains, receipts for purchase
money, agreements, and deeds as shall be made, executed, or acknowledged,
in the premises, by our said attorney, the same as if we were personally
present and <did> the same. In witness whereof we have hereunto
set our hand and seals, this fifth day
of September, in the year of our Lord, one thousand
eight hundred and thirty seven.
J Smith Jr Seal
In the twelfth line from the top the word “did” is interlined before signing.
In the presence of
John L Long
The State of Ohio)
Sept. 5. 1837
Personally appeared <before me> Joseph Smith Jr. and wife
of the said Joseph Jr. and
severally acknowledged the executing of the forego ing instrument to be their free act and deed— for the purposes therein
stated— I further certify that I did examine the said separate
and apart from her said husband, and upon such examination she did
declare that she did sign and seal the same as her own free act and
deed and that she is still satisfied therewith.
In testimony whereof
I hereunto sign my name and affix the seal of the Court of Common Pleas for
said at ,
the day and year above written
H. Foot Deputy Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for said County [p. ]