Deed to Elmira Miller, 15 February 1842

<J. Smith  to  E[lmira] Miller>
<Recorded  May  11th  1846>
This Indenture made and entered into this fifteenth day  of February in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred  and forty two between Joseph Smith and Emma Smith  his wife of the County of Hancock and state of Illinois  of the one part and Elmira Miller 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 four hundred Dollars to  them in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged  do hereby grant bargain sell convey and confirm unto  the said Elmira Miller her heirs and assigns forever  all that tract of parcel of land situate and being in  the County of Hancock in the state of Illinois Viz Known  and discribed as three quarters of lot No four on the east  side running north and south in block One hundred  and forty one as laid down on the plat of the city of  Nauvoo Together with all and singular the appurtenances  thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining To Have  and to Hold the above discribed premises unto the said  Elmira Miller her heirs and assigns forever And  the said Joseph Smith and Emma his wife their  heirs and assigns the aforesaid premises unto the said  Elmira Miller 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 (LS)
signed sealed and delivered in presence  of V[inson] Knight
State of Illinois)ss
Hancock County City of Nauvoo)
I Samuel H Smith a Justice of the  peace do certify that Joseph Smith and Emma his wife whose—  signatures appear to the foregoing deed and who are personally  known to me to be the persons discribed 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 having 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 compulsion  of her said husband Given under my hand and seal this  fifteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand  eight hundred and forty two
JS and Emma Smith, Deed, Nauvoo, IL, to Elmira Miller, Nauvoo, IL, 15 Feb. 1842; Deed Record P, p. 111, Hancock County Recorder’s Office; microfilm at Family History Library.