Deed, Vinson Knight to Oliver Granger, 15 November 1839–B

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THIS INDENTURE, made and entered into this Fifteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine BETWEEN and [blank] his wife, of County, and State of Illinois of the first part, and of the County of and State of Ilinois of the second part, WITNESSETH, that the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and twenty dollars, to them in hand paid, by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have given, granted, bargained, and sold, and by these presents, do give, grant, bargain, sell, convey, and confirm, unto the said party of the second part, and to his heirs and assigns forever that certain piece or parcel of land, situate, lying, and being in the County of and State of Iowa Territory and described as follows, to wit: the South west qurter of Section no [number] eight Township No Sixtiy Six north, Range five west, Containing one hundred and Sixty acres be the same More or Less
TO HAVE and TO HOLD, the aforesaid premises, together with all and singular the improvements, rights, privileges, and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining, unto the said party of the second part, and to him heirs and assigns forever, free from the claim or claims of themselves, their heirs, or assigns, and from the claims of any and every other person or persons claiming the same by, through, or under them or either of them. And the said parties of the first part, for themselves, their heirs, executors and administrators, covenant with the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, that they are lawfully seized of the above described premises, that they have good right, full power, and lawful authority, to sell and convey the same, and that the above described premises are clear and free of all encumbrances: And that they will WARRANT AND FOREVER DEFEND the title thereto, and hereby conveyed, against the lawful claim or claims of all and every person or persons claiming the same whomsoever.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, the said parties of the first part, have hereunto subscribed their names, and affixed their seals, the day and year first above written.
Territory of Iowa) ss [scilicet]
I <​R. S. Campbell​> a Justice of the Peace within for Said County do hereby Certify that on this day whose name appears to the foregoing deed appeared before me and acknowledged the signing sealing and delivery thereof to be his act and duty for the purposes therein Expressed, he being personally Known to me to be the identical person whose name is subscribed to the Same
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this fifteenth day of November AD 1839
R. S. Campbell J. P. L.S. [p. [1]]
Territory of Iowa) ss. [scilicet]
I John H. Lewis County Recorder within and for said County do hereby certify that the within deed was filed in my office for Record on the 16th day of November 1839, at 3 O. C. P. M. and duly Recorded the 18th day of the same month at one O. C. P. M. in deed Book No. two page Eighty [illegible] and following.
[seal]Witness my hand and seal this 18th. day of November A. D. 1839.
John H. Lewis County Recorder.
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    Signature of Vinson Knight.  

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    Signature of Alanson Ripley.  

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    Printed form ends; unidentified handwriting begins.  

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    Insertion presumably in the handwriting of R. S. Campbell.  

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    Signature presumably of R. S. Campbell.  

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    TEXT: “L.S.” enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal.  

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    Unidentified handwriting ends; presumably John H. Lewis begins.  

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    TEXT: This word is obscured by a piece of paper containing a seal attached with a wafer.  

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    TEXT: Paper seal attached to the form here.  

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    Docket in unidentified handwriting.