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Bond from John Adams, 26 February 1842

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That I John Adams of the county of Hancock

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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and State of Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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am held and firmly bound unto Joseph Smith trustee in trust to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints—— of the county of Hancock

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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and State of Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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his successors in Office and assigns, in the sum of One hundred and thirty dollars, for the payment of which, well and truly made, I bind myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents.
NOW THE CONDITION OF THE ABOVE OBLIGATION IS SUCH, That whereas, the said John Adams have this day sold unto the said Joseph Smith trustee in trust &c —— a certain lot of ground, situated, lying and being in the county of Hancock

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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and State of Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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, and described on the plat of the City of Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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as being fractional Lot No. 2 in Block No. 154 —— and received in payment for said lot the sum of Sixty six dollars, : The receipt of which is hereby acknowledged
The description of land intended in the above obligation is as follows. To Wit.— The West end of fractional Lot 2 in Block 154 of the city of Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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viz— 50 feet on Baim street and Thirty feet on Water Street exclusive of said Streets said Streets opposite said Lot belonging to said Lot.
 
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Now, the said Joseph Smith trustee in trust &c having paid the sum of Sixty Six Dollars—— I the said John Adams— bind myself my heirs, executors and administrators, to make, or cause to be made, to the said Joseph Smith as trustee in trust to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints—— his successors in office and assigns, a good and sufficient Deed for the above described lot on or before the first day of August A.D. 1842 and then this bond shall become null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. Given under my hand and seal this twenty sixth day of February— in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two
Acknowledged in presence of
John Adams -[SEAL.]-
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KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That <I John Adams>  of the county of <Hancock

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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> and State of <Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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am> held and  firmly bound unto <Joseph Smith trustee in trust to the church of Jesus  Christ of Latter Day Saints——>  of the county of <Hancock

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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> and State of <Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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> his heirs <successors in Office> and  assigns, in the sum of <One hundred and thirty> dollars, for  the payment of which, well and truly to be made, <I> bind <myself, my> heirs, executors and  administrators, firmly by these presents.
NOW THE CONDITION OF THE ABOVE OBLIGATION IS SUCH, That whereas, the said <John  Adams>  have this day sold unto the said <Adams Joseph Smith trustee in trust &c>  <——> a certain lot of ground,  situated, lying and being in the county of <Hancock

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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> and State of Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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, and described  on the plat of the <City of Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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> as being <fractional> Lot No. <2> in Block No. <154>  <——> and received in payment for said lot notes of hand bearing even date  herewith, for the sum of <Sixty six> dollars, and  payable as follows, with interest: <The receipt of which is hereby acknowledged>
<The description of land intended in the above obligation is  as follows. To Wit.— The West end of fractional Lot 2 in Block  154 of the city of Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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viz— 50 feet on Baim street  and Thirty feet on Water Street exclusive of said  Streets said Streets opposite said Lot belonging to said  Lot.>
 
The interest for each and every note to be paid annually.
Now, if the said <Joseph Smith trustee in trust &c having paid  the sum of Sixty Six Dollars——> 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, <I> the said <John Adams—>  bind <myself my> heirs, executors and administrators, to make, or cause to be made, to the  said <Joseph Smith as trustee in trust to the Church of Jesus  Christ of Latter Day Saints——> his heirs <successors in office> and assigns, a good  and sufficient Deed for the above described lot <on or before the first day of  August A.D. 1842> and then this bond shall become null and void, otherwise to remain  in full force and virtue. Given under <my> hand and seal this <twenty sixth> day of  <February—> in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty <two>
Acknowledged in  presence of
<John Adams> -[SEAL.]-
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John Adams, Bond, Hancock County

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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, IL, to JS as Trustee, Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, IL, 26 Feb. 1842; printed form with handwriting of William Clayton

17 July 1814–4 Dec. 1879. Bookkeeper, clerk. Born at Charock Moss, Penwortham, Lancashire, England. Son of Thomas Clayton and Ann Critchley. Married Ruth Moon, 9 Oct. 1836, at Penwortham. Baptized into LDS church by Heber C. Kimball, 21 Oct. 1837, in River...

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and presumably John Adams; one page; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU.

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