Deed from Isaac and Elizabeth Hale, 25 August 1830

This Indenture, Made the

Jesse Lane handwriting begins.  

<twenty fifth,> day of <August> in  the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and <thirty> Between <Isaac Hale <& Elizabeth [Hale] his wife> of the township of  Harmony & County of Susquehanna & State of Pennsylvania of the one Part and  Joseph Smith, J,r, of the other Part of the place aforesaid>
WITNESSETH, That the said <Partys of the first part>  for and in consideration of the sum of <two Hundred Dollars> to <him them> in hand paid  by the said <Party of the second part>  at and before the ensealing and delivery hereof, the receipt and payment whereof <is> hereby acknowledged, <have> granted bargained, sold, aliened, enfeoffed,  released, conveyed and confirmed, and by these presents, <doth> grant, bargain, sell, alien, enfeoff, release, convey and confirm unto the said <Party of the second part>  and to <his> heirs and assigns <all that certain Piece o[r] parcel of Land situate and lying in the  Township of Harmony and County of Susquehanna and state aforesaid, and being a  part of a lot of Land in the warrentee name of George Ruper, and a part of the farm on  which the said Isaac Hale now lives on, Butted & bounded as follows, Beginning at  Post on the <North> bank of the Susquehanna River. thence North half a degree East <West> one  hundred and Eleven Perches to a Post thence North eighty nine and half degrees East  twenty perches to a Post thence South half a Degree East one hundred and nineteen  Perches to a Sugar Maple tree on the bank of Said River, thence down the Said  River as it winds & turns to the Place of Beginning, Containing in the whole  thirteen acres & Eighty Perches be the same more or less— Bounded on the  East by Lands owned by Joseph McKune & on the North & west by Lands of Isaac  Hale—>
TOGETHER, with all and singular the houses, out-houses, edifices and buildings thereon erected and being—and all ways, water-courses, woods, fences, gardens, minerals, rights, liberties,  privileges, advantages, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or any wise appertaining—and the reversions and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof—and also all the estate,  right, title, interest, use, trust, property, possession, claim and demand whatsoever of <him> the said <Party of the first part whether> in law or equity, or otherwise howsoev er, of, in, to, or out of the same— TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said <Piece or parcel of Land with the>  hereditaments and premises, hereby granted and released, or mentioned or intended so to be, with the appurtenances, unto the said <Parties of the second part his>  heirs and assigns, to the only proper use, benefit and behoof, of the said <Party his>  heirs and assigns forever  And the said  <party<s> of the first>  for <himself his> heirs, executors, and administrators, <do> covenant, promise, grant  and agree to, and with said <party of the Second part his>  heirs and assigns, by these presents, that, <he> the said <party of the second part>  and <his> heirs, the said <hereby granted premisses or tracts of Land with the>  hereditaments and premises hereby granted and released, or mentioned or intended so to be, with the appurtenances unto the said <Joseph Smith Jr. their>  heirs and assigns,  against <them> the said <Party<s> of the first>  and <his>  heirs, and against all and every other person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim <of in or out of the Said Premisses>  shall and will warrant and forever defend, by these presents.— IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the said <Party<s>>  to these presents <has> hereunto set <his> Hand  and Seal.— Dated the day and year first above written.
Sealed and Delivered)

Signatures of Isaac and Elizabeth Hale.  

<Isaac Hale> LS
in the presence of)<Elizabeth Hale> LS
<The words “& Elizabeth his wife”  intertined [interlined] & the word North  interlined>
On 6 April 1829 JS signed an agreement to purchase properties (land and buildings) from his father-in-law, Isaac Hale, in Harmony, Pennsylvania. This document, a deed from JS’s in-laws dated 25 August 1830, acknowledged receipt of JS’s payment in full. After Isaac and Elizabeth Hale signed and sealed the deed, JS’s friend John Whitmer and Jesse Lane, a local justice of the peace, signed as witnesses.
The document consists of a printed form with handwritten additions. An endorsement inscribed on the document indicates that it conveys a deed from Isaac Hale to JS and is dated “August 31, 1830.” An embossed seal is partially legible. The document also notes that it was recorded at the “Susquehanna County Office for Recording Deeds &c” in Deed Book No 8 page 59 on 31 August 1830.