Lease to Willard Richards, 4 January 1842

This Indenture, made the fourth day of December January in the  year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred & forty one two,  between Joseph Smith of Nauvoo Hancock County. and  State of Illinois, of the one part, to Willard Richards, of the  City of Nauvoo, County and State aforesaid of the other  part. Witnesseth, that the said Joseph Smith, for  the consideration herein after mentioned, hath demised,  granted & leased, and doth hereby demise, grant and lease,  unto the Said Willard Richards his executors administrators  & assigns, the New Store house, built by Wm Law on  block 155, off the city of Nauvoo, situated on the  corner of Granger & Water Streets, and the cellar underneath  said store house. together with all the privileges & appurtenances  thereunto belonging, excepting the private office of the sd.  Joseph Smith on the seckond floor of said building  which the said J Smith reserves for his own personal  use & benefit, together with free ingress and egress  to the same at all seasonable hours; To have & to  hold the said premises with the appurtenances, for and  during the term of one year, from fourth day of January  A. D. 1842,
And the said Willard Richards for himself, his  heirs, executors, and administrators, doth covenant and  agree to pay, unto the said Joseph Smith, his heirs  and assigns, the rent of five hundred dollars at the  close of the year. & to surrender and quit the premises  at the expiration of said term in as good condition  as reasonable use thereof will permit, damages by  the elements excepted.
The Taxes are to be paid by the said Smith  party of the first part, and the Said Smith doth  further agree. for himself, his heirs and assigns, that  the said Richards shall licence to occupy the store  house & appurtenances thereunto belonging, for the term  of four years, next following the year above specified  for & in consideration of the additional sum, of fifteen  per cent, per annum, compound ratio, to the sum  specified for the first year. provided the said Richards  shall require the Same. I[n] witness hereof we have hereunto set our  hands & seals at Nauvoo aforesaid this 4th day January A. D. 1842
Witness our hands.— [p. [1]]
JS, Lease, Nauvoo, IL, to Willard Richards, Nauvoo, IL, 4 Jan. 1842; handwriting of Willard Richards; one page; JS Collection, CHL.