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Bond from Lewis Dunbar Wilson and Bradley R. Bentley, 19 February 1842

Bond from Lewis Dunbar Wilson and Bradley R. Bentley, 19 February 1842

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That we Lewis Dunbar Wilson and Bradley R Bentley 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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are 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 Fifty—— dollars, for the payment of which, well and truly made, we bind ourselves our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents.
NOW THE CONDITION OF THE ABOVE OBLIGATION IS SUCH, That whereas, the said Lewis D. Wilson and B. R. Bentley—— have this day sold unto the said Joseph Smith—— —— 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 Hiram Kimball

31 May 1806–27 Apr. 1863. Merchant, iron foundry operator, mail carrier. Born in West Fairlee, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Phineas Kimball and Abigail. Moved to Commerce (later Nauvoo), Hancock Co., Illinois, 1833, and established several stores. Married ...

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s addition to 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 Lot No. 29 in Block No. 9 and received in payment for said lot , the sum of Twenty five—— dollars, The receipt of which is hereby acknowledged
The description of Lot or parcel of land intended in this obligation is as follows, To Wit commencing at the North East corner of a certain spring Lot situated in the South West corner of Lot 29 Block 9 of Kimball

31 May 1806–27 Apr. 1863. Merchant, iron foundry operator, mail carrier. Born in West Fairlee, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Phineas Kimball and Abigail. Moved to Commerce (later Nauvoo), Hancock Co., Illinois, 1833, and established several stores. Married ...

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s Addition to 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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and running West 10 Rods thence North 6 Rods thence East 19 Rods thence South 6 Rods to the place of beginning, 60 Rods be the same more or less.
 
Now, said Joseph Smith having paid Twenty five dollars according to the tenor of this instrument We the said Lewis D. Wilson and B. R. Bentley—— bind ourselves our heirs, executors and administrators, to make, or cause to be made, to the said Joseph Smith Trustee in Trust &c his successors in office and assigns, a good and sufficient Deed for the above described lot on or before the twentieth day of December A. D. 1842 and then this bond shall become null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. Given under our hands and seals this nineteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two
Acknowledged in presence of
Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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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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L. D. Wilson -[SEAL.]-
B R Bentley -[SEAL.]-
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KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That <we Lewis D[unbar] Wilson  and B[radley] R Bentley>  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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are> 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 <Fifty——> dollars, for  the payment of which, well and truly to be made, <we> bind <ourselves our> heirs, executors and  administrators, firmly by these presents.
NOW THE CONDITION OF THE ABOVE OBLIGATION IS SUCH, That whereas, the said <Lewis D.  Wilson and B. R. Bentley——>  have this day sold unto the said <Joseph Smith——  ——> 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 <[Hiram] Kimball

31 May 1806–27 Apr. 1863. Merchant, iron foundry operator, mail carrier. Born in West Fairlee, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Phineas Kimball and Abigail. Moved to Commerce (later Nauvoo), Hancock Co., Illinois, 1833, and established several stores. Married ...

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s addition to 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 Lot No. <29> in Block No. <9>  and received in payment for said lot notes of hand bearing even date  herewith, for the sum of <Twenty five——> dollars, and  payable as follows, with interest <The receipt of which is hereby acknowledged>
<The description of Lot or parcel of land intended in this obligation  is as follows, To Wit commencing at the North East corner of a  certain spring Lot situated in the South West corner of Lot 29  Block 9 of Kimball

31 May 1806–27 Apr. 1863. Merchant, iron foundry operator, mail carrier. Born in West Fairlee, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Phineas Kimball and Abigail. Moved to Commerce (later Nauvoo), Hancock Co., Illinois, 1833, and established several stores. Married ...

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s Addition to 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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and running  West 10 Rods thence North 6 Rods thence East 19 Rods  thence South 6 Rods to the place of beginning, 60 Rods be  the same more or less.>
 
The interest for each and every note to be paid annually.
Now, if the said <Joseph Smith having paid Twenty five dollars  according to the tenor of this instrument> 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. <We> the said <Lewis D. Wilson and  B. R. Bentley——>  bind <ourselves our> heirs, executors and administrators, to make, or cause to be made, to the  said <Joseph Smith Trustee in Trust &c>  his heirs <successors in office> and assigns, a good  and sufficient Deed for the above described lot <on or before the twentieth day of  December A. D. 1842> and then this bond shall become null and void, otherwise to remain  in full force and virtue. Given under <our> hand<s> and seal<s> this <nineteenth> day of  <February> in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty <two>
Acknowledged in  presence of
Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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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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L. D. Wilson -[SEAL.]-
B R Bentley -[SEAL.]-
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Lewis Dunbar Wilson and Bradley R. Bentley, Bond, 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, 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, 19 Feb. 1842; printed form with handwriting of Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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, 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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, Lewis Dunbar Wilson, and Bradley R. Bentley; one page; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU.

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