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Joseph Smith, Jr. indenture

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 137
Scope and Contents Handwritten indenture. The item provides for a transfer of property from Joseph and his wife, Emma Smith, to Wilson Law. The item was signed by Joseph Smith, Willard Richards, and Samuel H. Smith.
Dates: 1842

Joseph Smith land indenture

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1258
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten and printed land indenture. Smith, as trustee of the Mormon Church, agrees to pay for land in Macedonia, Hancock County, Illinois. The item was signed by an Abraham Lincoln as justice of the peace. The Lincoln signed his name "Abm Lincoln." The sixteenth president of the United States almost invariably signed his name as "A. Lincoln.
Dates: 1843