Certification of Deed, 2 September 1843

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This Indenture made and entered into this Eleventh day of July one thousand eight hundred and Forty Two Between and Sarah [Phinney Foster] his wife of the County of and State of of the one part and Joseph Hartshorn of and aforesaid of the other part Witnessesth that the said and Sarah his wife for and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred and fifty Dollars to them in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby ackowledged Hath bargained sold coveyed and confirmed and by these presents Doth bargain sell convey and confirm unto the said Joseph Hartshorn his heirs and assigns all that Tract or parcel of Land situate and lying in the County of in the State of viz commencing one hundred and Thirty five feet <​Three Inches​> from the South East corner of Lot No Four (4) <​block nineteen​> running North fifty feet along Page Street to an alley thence seventy five feet three inches West, thence South fifty feet thence East seventy five feet three inches to the place of beginning be the same more or less In Wells addition to ——
with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining To have and to hold the above described premises unto the said Joseph Hartshorn his heirs and assigns forever. And the said — and Sarah his wife their heirs and assigns the aforesaid premises unto the said Joseph Hartshorn his heirs and assigns against the claim or claims of all and every persons whomsoever do and will warrant and for ever defend by these presents In Testimony Whereof the said and Sarah his wife of the first part [p. [1]] have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first within written
Sarah Foster seal
Signed Sealed and Delivered In presence of
State of Illinois)
I an acting Justice of the peace do hereby certify that and Sarah his wife whose signatures appear to the foregoing Deed and who are personally known to me to be the persons described and who executed the same did severally acknowledge that they had executed the same for the purposes therein mentioned and the said Sarah Foster having by me made acquainted with the contents of said Deed and examined separate and apart from her said did acknowledge that she had executed the said conveyance and relinquished her dower to the premises therein conveyed, freely and voluntarily and without compulsion of her said
Given under my hand and seal the 27th day of February one thousand eight hundred and Forty Two three
J. P. [p. [2]]
Hancock County)
City of )
I do certify that
Recorders Office September 2nd. 1843.
State of Illinois) ss
City of )
I Joseph Smith Recorder in and for the said city of . and aforesaid do hereby certify that the within Deed and certificate of acknowledgement were this day duly Recorded in Book A pages 236 & 237 and Numbered 214
Joseph Smith Recorder
by Clerk [p. [3]]
Mr Bartlett is to pay for this title $250.00
Dated 11th day July 1842.
[illegible] to be paid on within Deed is $250.00
and wife To Joseph Hartshorn
Lot 4 Block 19 Wells addition
Deed for Land
Filed for Record September 2nd. 1843
Fees 87½ cts pd
No 214 8189
pt of lot N[o. 4] on page st $250.00 first house s[outh] of the alley
Recorded October 20th. 1[853]
See Vol No. 38 of Deed[s] on page 29
D.E. Head Cle[rk]
.50 pd 8[189] [p. [4]]


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    Signatures of Robert D. Foster and Sarah Phinney Foster  

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    Signature of George G. Fidler.  

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    Daniel H. Wells certification in handwriting of unidentified scribe and Daniel H. Wells.  

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    Signature of Daniel H. Wells  

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    JS certification in handwriting of William Clayton and James Whitehead.  

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