Deed, 4–5 July 1845 [Coolidge Administrator of the Estate of JS]
Administrator of the Estate of JS, Deed for Property in , IL, to , [4–5] July 1845, Coolidge Administrator of the Estate of JS (Hancock Co., IL, Probate Court 1844–1848); witnessed by , [4–5 July 1845]; certified by , [4–5] July 1845. Copied 8 July 1845; Hancock County Deed Record, 1817–1917, vol. N, pp. –530; handwriting of ; Hancock County Courthouse, Carthage, IL; microfilm at FHL. Includes seals.
This Indenture, made and entered into this first [fourth and fifth] day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five between as administrator of the Estate of Joseph Smith deceased party of the first part, and of the County of and State of of the second part witnesseth, That whereas, the said as administrator as aforesaid presented his Petition to the Circuit Court in and for the County of and State of at the May term thereof praying a decree of Said Court for authority to Sell the Real estate of which Said Joseph Smith dec’d the owner to pay the debts of Said estat[e] & Whereas at Said term of Said Court, Such proceedings were had on Said Petition that the Said Court, made the following decree thereon to wit.
On the Petition of Administrator of the Estate of Joseph Smith deceased for an order for the Sale of the Real Estate of Said Smith dec., to pay the debts thereof,
Now this cause coming on to be heard on the petition and exhibits of the Said petition— and it appearing here to the court that due notice had been given according to law by the Said of this application and no one interested appearing here in court to defend the Same It is therefore ordered by the court, that the Said bill be taken as confessed, and now again came the Said by his Solicitor. and the Court having fully heard the evidence and due consideration being therefore had. It is ordered and decreed by the court, that So much of the Real estate of Said Joseph Smith dec. as was his property at his death or at the time of his decease be Sold by said administrator to pay and satisfy the debts, now due <against> Said Estate It is further Ordered by the Court, that the said after having first given four weeks notice thereof by some Publications in Some public newspaper or in four public places in the aforesaid Shall proceed to sell the same to the highest bidder on a credit of Six months Securing the purchase money by good personal Security and a Mortgage on the premises. The said administrator shall faithfully apply the proceeds of Such Sale to the payment of the debts of the Said Estate and [p. ]