Deed from Isaac and Elizabeth Hale, 25 August 1830

Handwriting of Jesse Lane.  

Susquehanna County SS
Before me the Subscriber one of the Justices of the Peace in & for said County  of Susquehanna Came Isaac Hale, & Elizabeth his wife and acknowledged the with in indenture or instrument of wrighting to be their act & deed for the purposes  theirin mentioned & She being of proper age & being examined Apart from her  Said husband & the contents explained to her by me Said she Signed it of her  own free will & not from any fear or Coersion on the part of Her said Husband
Dated at Harmony this 2 26th day of August in the year of our Lord 1830

Jesse Lane handwriting ends; Norman I. Post begins.  

Susquehanna County ss
Recorded in the Office for Recording of Deeds &c  in and for said County in Deed Book No 8  page 59. the thirty first day of August AD  eighteen hundred & thirty.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand  and seal of office at Mon[t]rose the day & year  above written
Per N[orman] I Post

Docket, inscribed after leaf was folded, begins. Norman I. Post handwriting ends; Jesse Lane begins.  

Isaac, Hale
Joseph Smith, Jr,

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Fees $1,15
Tax 50cts paid by Esqr Lane
August 31st 1830 [p. [2]]
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.