, Certificate, , Hancock Co., IL, 2 Aug. 1841, Gray v. Allen (Hancock Co., IL, Circuit Court 1841). Copied ca. 22 July 1842; Hancock County Sheriff, Old Certificates of Purchase, Levy, and Redemption, pp. 46–47; handwriting of Melancton S. Carey; Hancock County Courthouse, Carthage, IL; microfilm 955,142 at FHL. Includes seal.
twenty five dollars for the same, with the appurtenances and improvements thereto belonging seized and taken in execution as the property of . And whereas at the time and place aforesaid James Gray became the purchaser of said property for the sum of Five Hundred dollars and— cents; that being the highest and best bid for the <same> property as sold to him Now Therefore I Sheriff of said do hereby certify, that the said James Gray will be entitled to a deed for the property so sold to him, at the expiration of fifteen months from the 2d day of August one thousand eight hundred and forty one the day of sale. unless the same be sooner redeemed according to law. Given under my hand and seal, this second day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one. sheriff Ill seal
Recd July 22nd 1842 from Joseph Smith pr hand of Five hundred and Forty eight dollars and sixty two cents in full for Redemption of the within Lands viz. The West half of the North west quarter of section five and the North west quarter of the south East quarter of section six Township five North of range eight West of the 4[t]h principal meridian.