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Bond to Isaac Chase, 14 January 1842

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KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That <I Joseph Smith>  of the county of <Hancock> and State of <Illinois am> held and  firmly bound unto <Isaac Chase.——>  of the county of <Hancock> and State of <Illinois> his heirs and  assigns, in the sum of <fifteen hundred——> 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  <Joseph Smith——>  have this day sold unto the said <Isaac Chase.——>  <——> 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 <City of Nauvoo> as being Lot No. <two> in Block No. <Sixty  Nine—> and received in payment for said lot notes of hand bearing even date  herewith, for the sum of <the sum of twelve hundred> dollars, and  payable as follows, with interest: <the receipt whereof is hereby  acknowledged,— (The above described  lot is generally known by the Stephen  Markum [Markham] Lot)——>
 
The interest for each and every note to be paid annually.
Now, if the said  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, the said <Joseph Smith>  bind<s himself, his> heirs, executors and administrators, to make, or cause to be made, to the  said <Isaac Chase——>  <——> his heirs and assigns, a good  and sufficient Deed for the above described lot <so soon as the said Smith  Shall obtain a deed of the same> and then this bond shall become null and void, otherwise to remain  in full force and virtue. Given under <my> hand<s> and seal this <fourteenth> day of  <January—> in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty <two.>
Acknowledged in  presence of<Willard Richards>
-[SEAL.]-
<Joseph Smith> -[SEAL.]-
-[SEAL.]- [p. [1]]
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JS, Bond, Nauvoo, IL, to Isaac Chase, Nauvoo, IL, 14 Jan. 1842; printed form with handwriting of Willard Richards and signature of JS; one page; DUP.

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