Deed to Charity Stoddard, 1 February 1842

<Joseph Smith   to  Charity Stoddard  For  ½ of s ½ L 1  in B 126  of Nauvoo>
This Indenture made, and entered into, this First day of February in the year of our  Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two between Joseph Smith and Emma his  wife, of the county of Hancock and State of Illinois, of the one part, and Charity Stod dard of the county of Hancock and State aforesaid, of the other part, Witnesseth, that  the said Joseph Smith and Emma his wife, for and in consideration of the sum  of one hundred and fifty Dollars, to them in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby  acknowledged, do hereby grant, bargain, sell, convey, and confirm unto the said  Charity Stoddard her heirs and assigns forever, all that tract or parcel of Land,  situate and being in the county of Hancock in the state of Illinois, viz: the equal  undivided half of South half of lot No. one in Block No. one hundred and twenty  six in said County as recorded on the plat of the Town of Nauvoo. Together with  all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertain ing.
To Have and To Hold the above described premises unto the said Chirity  Stoddard her heirs and assigns forever. And the said Joseph Smith and Emma  his wife, their heirs and assigns, the aforesaid premises, unto the said Charity  Stoddard her heirs 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 Joseph Smith and Emma his wife of the  first part, have hereunto set their hands and seals, the day and year above written.
Joseph Smith L. S.
Signed sealed delivered  in presence ofSamuel H Smith
State of Illinois) ss.
Hancock County)
I Samuel H Smith a Justice of the Peace of  Nauvoo City, do certify, that Joseph Smith and Emma his wife, whose signatu res appear to the foregoing deed, and who are personally known to me to be the persons  described in, and who executed the same, did severally acknowledge that they  had executed the said conveyance, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned,  and the said Emma Smith haveing been by me made acquainted with the  Contents of the said Deed, and examined separate and apart from her said  husband acknowledged that she had executed the same, and relinquished her  dower to the premises therein conveyed, voluntarily, freely, and without comp ulsion of her said husband.
Given under my hand and seal, this eighth day of  February in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty two.
Recorded July 14th. 1842 [p. 37]
JS and Emma Smith, Deed, Nauvoo, IL, to Charity Stoddard, Nauvoo, IL, 1 Feb. 1842; Nauvoo Registry of Deeds, Book A, p. 37; handwriting of William Clayton; CHL.