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Bond from Thomas Rich, 5 February 1842

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That <I Thomas Rich>  of the county of <Hancock> and State of <Illinois> held and  firmly bound unto <Joseph Smith Trustee in trust for the Church of Jesus Christ  of Latter Day Saints>  of the county of <Hancock> and State of <Illinois> his heirs <successors> and  assigns, in the sum of <Fifty one hundred——> dollars, for  the payment of which, well and truly to be made, <I> bind <myself> heirs, executors and  administrators, firmly by these presents.
NOW THE CONDITION OF THE ABOVE OBLIGATION IS SUCH, That whereas, the said <Thomas  Rich——>  have this day sold unto the said <Joseph Smith Trustee in trust for  for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints> a certain lot of ground,  situated, lying and being in the county of <Hancock——> and State of Illinois, and described  on the plat of the <[Hiram] kimballs addition to Nauvoo> as being <part of> Lot No. <33 <and> 32> in Block No. <six>  and received in payment for said lot notes of hand bearing even date  herewith, for the sum of <fifty——> dollars, and  payable as follows, with interest  <it being five rods wide and full length of a city  lot east and west lying on the south Side of a fractional  lot lying in the north west corner of 33 and the  north east corner of 32——>
 
The interest for each and every note to be paid annually.
Now, if the said <Joseph Smith having paid the sum  of fifty dollars— to me the said Rich> 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 <Thomas Rich>  bind <myself my> heirs, executors and administrators, to make, or cause to be made, to the  said <Joseph Smith——>  <——> his heirs <Successors> and assigns, a good  and sufficient Deed for the above described lot<— on or before the first day of  September A.D. 1843> and then this bond shall become null and void, otherwise to remain  in full force and virtue. Given under <my> hand and seal this <fifth—> day of  <February—> in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty <two.—>
Acknowledged in  presence of
<Thomas Rich> -[SEAL.]-
-[SEAL.]-
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Thomas Rich, Bond, Nauvoo, IL, to JS as Trustee, Nauvoo, IL, 5 Feb. 1842; printed form with handwriting of Willard Richards and unknown scribe; one page; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU.

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