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State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston
Louisiana State Seal

Act of Sale
Arnold Denker to Thomas McCabe
May 15 1846

Be it Known and Remembered, that on this Fifteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand and Eight hundred and forty Six and in the year of the Independence of the United States of America the Seventieth.

Before me Jacob J. Watts, Judge of said Parish and duly authorised [sic] by law to exercise the powers of Notary Public therein, personally came and appeared Mr. Arnold Denker, a citizen of the aforesaid Parish and State, who did declare and say, that for the consideration hereinafter ex-pressed [sic] he does by these presents grant, bargain, sell, convey, transfer, assign, and set over with a full guarantee against all troubles, alienations, or other incumbrances [sic] whatsoever unto Thomas McCabe, also a citizen of the aforesaid Parish and State, here present, accepting and purchasing for himself, his heirs and assigns, and acknowledging delivery and possession thereof,

A certain tract or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the Parish of Livingston, state aforesaid on the Ponchatoula river, containing three hundred and fifteen superficial acres; bounded North by Arnold Denker, East by Ponchatoula River, South by George W. Metz and West by Moses Vinyard together with all the buildings and Improvements thereon, being the same tract of land heretofore purchased from the present vendee and Thomas McCabe purchased the same from Louis Alexis; the present vendor purchased the aforesaid land from the present vendee by public act passed before the Honorable J. J. Watts, A Judge of Livingston Paris, May 12th 1845.

To have and to hold the said property unto the said purchaser, his heirs and assigns, to their proper use and behoof [sic] forever; and the said vendor for himself, his heirs & assigns, said property to said purchaser, his heirs and assigns, shall and will warrant and forever defend against the lawful claims of all persons or heirs ... of these presents; the said vendor moreover subrogating [sic] the said purchaser to all the rights and actions of warranty which he has or may ... against his own vendor as the ... hereby authorising [sic] the said ... to exercise the said rights and actions in the same manner as he might or could have done.

This sale is made and in consideration of the sum of Four hundred and fifty Dollars, being the amount of the purchase paid of the said land, for which the present vendor heretofore furnished his three several promisary [sic] notes with a mortgage, each for the sum of One hundred and fifty dollars, dated the 12th of May 1845, which said notes the present vendor acknowledged to have recieved [sic] as payment in full for the said before describe land, and grant a full acquittance therefore and hereby authorises [sic] the Register of Mortgages for the Parish aforesaid to cancel and annul the mortgage registered on the said land on the 12th day of May 1845.

The certificate of the Recorder of Mortgaged is waived by the purchaser.

Thus done and passed at my office in the town of Springfield, the day, month and year first above written, in presence of Charles Elliott and Archibald Clayton witnesses of lawful age, and domiciliated this Parish, who have hereunto signed their names, together with said appearers and me said Judge.

Arnold Denker
Thomas McCabe

C. Elliott
Archiball [sic] Clayton

Jacob J. Watts
P. J.

Truly Recorded April 17th 1870
Geo. d. Wells, Recorder
Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

Source: Conveyance Records - 1835-1865, Livingston Parish, Louisiana (FHL Film 0355915)

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