Power of Attorney, 5 September 1837

Oliver Cowdery handwriting begins.  

Know all men by these presents, that we, Joseph  Smith, jr. and Emma Smith, wife of the said Joseph  Smith, jr. of Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio, do hereby con stitute and appoint Hyrum Smith, of the place aforesaid,  our attorney, for us and in our names to bargain, sell and convey,  in fee simple, by deed of general warranty, for such price, upon  such terms of credit, and to such person or persons, as he shall think fit,  the whole or any part of land owned by us in Caldwell or Davi[es]s Coun ties, in the State of Missouri. Hereby ratifying and confirming all  such bargains, receipts for purchase money, agreements, and deeds as  shall be made, executed, or acknowledged, in the premises, by  our said attorney, the same as if we were personally present and <did> the  same. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hand and seals,  this fifth day of September, in the year of our Lord, one  thousand eight hundred and thirty seven.
J Smith Jr Seal
In the twelfth line from the  top the word “did” is interlined  before signing.
In the presence of
John L Long
Saml Squire

Oliver Cowdery handwriting ends; Charles H. Foot begins.  

The State of Ohio)
Chardon Sept. 5. 1837
Personally appeared <before me> Joseph Smith Jr. and Emma Smith wife of the said Joseph Jr. and  severally acknowledged the executing of the forego ing instrument to be their free act and deed— for the purposes  therein stated— I further certify that I did examine the said Emma  separate and apart from her said husband, and upon such  examination she did declare that she did sign and seal the same  as her own free act and deed and that she is still satisfied therewith.
In testimony whereof I hereunto sign my name  and affix the seal of the Court of Common Pleas  for said County at Chardon, the day and year  above written
C[harles] H. Foot Deputy Clerk  of the Court of Common Pleas  for said County [p. [1]]
Power of attorney, JS and Emma Smith to Hyrum Smith, Kirtland, OH, 5 Sept. 1837; handwriting of Oliver Cowdery with signatures of JS, Emma Smith, John L. Long, and Samuel Squire; subsequent entries in handwriting of Charles H. Foot and John Cleminson; two pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes endorsement.