Letter from William Pratt, 30 April 1844

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My dear Sir,
I went to the city on Saturday last and also to day, for the purpose of seeing you on business but was disappointed both times. I have therefore concluded to write and inform you as to the nature of my business. On last friday I got my deed recorded in and at same time I examined the record books in order to ascertain the validity of the title of the property conveyed to me by said deed. I herewith send you a copy of the memorandum I took from record by which you can see how every thing stands.
First with regard to Wiggans’s deed to it is quite evident that there is an error either in the deed or else in the recording of it, which should be rectified without delay. The record book conveys to her the west half of the north west quarter of section number thirty together with the west half of the North East quarter of the same section containing in all 232 acres.——
Now you’ll observe that the north west quarter contains 152 acres and the North East quarter 160 acres, the half of each together would make 156 which would be a deficiency of 76 from the stated number 232. It would take the whole of the North west quarter 152 and the half of the north East quarter 80 which together would make up the number right 232 acres. [p. [1]]
My dear Sir,
I went to the city on Saturday last and also to day, for the purpose of seeing you on business but was disappointed both times. I have therefore concluded to write and inform you as to the nature of my business. On last friday I got my deed recorded in and at same time I examined the record books in order to ascertain the validity of the title of the property conveyed to me by said deed. I herewith send you a copy of the memorandum I took from record by which you can see how every thing stands.
First with regard to Wiggans’s deed to it is quite evident that there is an error either in the deed or else in the recording of it, which should be rectified without delay. The record book conveys to her the west half of the north west quarter of section number thirty together with the west half of the North East quarter of the same section containing in all 232 acres.——
Now you’ll observe that the north west quarter contains 152 acres and the North East quarter 160 acres, the half of each together would make 156 which would be a deficiency of 76 from the stated number 232. It would take the whole of the North west quarter 152 and the half of the north East quarter 80 which together would make up the number right 232 acres. [p. [1]]
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