Joseph Smith land indenture

Joseph Smith land indenture

Dates: 1843

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.

  • Extent: 1 item (1 p.)
  • Creator: Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844
  • Call Number: MSS 1258
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Land indenture must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1258; Land indenture; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1258, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Mormon Church--Illinois--Hancock County--History--Sources; Mormon Church--Presidents--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Smith (Joseph) land indenture
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-11-04T12:23-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

First president of the Mormon Church.

comments powered by Disqus

Site Navigation

Search this Collection

Collection Arrangement

Yellow highlight indicates current location in collection description

Print View

Help with this Collection

Ask us a Question

John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts