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Joseph Smith, Jr. articles of lease

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 783

Scope and Contents

Handwritten lease agreement between Jospeh Smith (1805-1844) and James Adams (d. 1843) and Elezer van Drezer dated 15 Nov. 1841. The manuscript is signed by Joseph Smith. The item leases the right to keep ferries across the Mississippi River from Nauvoo, Illinois to Zarahemla, Iowa for twenty years for the sum of $10,500.

Dates

  • 1841 November 15

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Articles of lease must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

First president of the Mormon Church.

Extent

1 item (3 p.)

Language

English

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Title
Register of Joseph Smith, Jr. articles of lease
Status
Completed
Author
Leslie Evens
Date
2011 November 28
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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