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Deed from Stephen and Hannah Markham, 1 March 1842

No 92
<Deed>
<Stephen Markham  to  Joseph Smith  for  L1 in  Block 9>
This Indenture made and entered into, This first day of March in the year of  our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty two between Stephen Markham  and Hannah his wife, of the County of Hancock and State of Illinois of the First  part, and Joseph Smith as sole Trustee in Trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of  Latter Day Saints, of the County of Hancock, and State of Illinois of the Second part,  Witnesseth, that the said Stephen Markham and Hannah his wife, party of the  First part, for and in consideration of the love and good will they bear to the  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, of which the said Joseph Smith,  party of the Second part, is sole Trustee in Trust and also for the sum of one  dollar, to them in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do  hereby grant, bargain, sell, convey, and confirm unto the said Joseph Smith,  as sole Trustee in Trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, party  of the Second part, his successors in office and assigns forever, all that  tract or parcel of land, situate and being in the County of Hancock in the  State of Illinois known and described as follows, to wit. Lot No one in Block  No Nine and as much more land joining said Lot on the East as will make  it equally as large as the other Lots which contain one hundred and Thirty two  Rods in Hyrum Smiths addition to the City of Nauvoo.
together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in  anywise appertaining. To Have and To Hold the above described premises  unto the said Joseph Smith, party of the Second part, his successors in office  and assigns forever. And the said Stephen Markham and Hannah his wife,  party of First part, their heirs and assigns the aforesaid premises unto  the said Joseph Smith, as the sole Trustee in Trust, &c. party of the Second part  his successors in office and assigns, against the claim or claims of all and  every person whomsoever, do and will warrant and forever defend by these  presents. In Testimony Whereof, the said Stephen Markham and Hannah  his wife, party of the First part, have hereunto set their hands and seals the  day and year above written.
Hannah Markham seal
Signed sealed and delivered  in presence of [p. 86]
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Stephen and Hannah Markham, Deed, Nauvoo, IL, to JS, Nauvoo, IL, 1 Mar. 1842; Nauvoo Registry of Deeds, Book A, pp. 86–87; handwriting of William Clayton; CHL.

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