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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

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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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

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 his successors and assigns, in the sum of one hundred—— dollars, for the payment of which, well and truly 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

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 part of Lot No. 33 and 32 in Block No. six and received in payment for said lot the sum of fifty—— dollars, 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 said Joseph Smith having paid the sum of fifty dollars— to me the said Rich , 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 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
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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KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That <I Thomas Rich>  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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> 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

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> 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

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 <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
<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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Thomas Rich, 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, 5 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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and unknown scribe; one page; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU.

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