State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston
Act of Sale
George Richardson to James & Edmond B. Richardson
22 February 1844
Be it Known and Remembered, that on this Twenty first day of August in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty three, and in the year of the Independence of the United States of America, the Sixty Eighth
Before me Jacob J. Watts, Judge of said Parish, and duly authorised by law to exercise the powers of Notary Public therein, personally came and appeared, Mr. George Richardson, a citizen of the Parish of Livingston, State of Louisiana, who did declare and say, that for the consideration hereinafter expressed, he does by these presents grant, bargain, sell, convey, transfer, assign, and set over, with a full guarantee against all troubles, debts, mortgage, claims, evictions, donations, alienations, or other incumbrances whatever unto Messrs. James D. Richardson & Edmond B. Richardson, both citizens of the Parish of Livingston, State of Louisiana, Edmond Richardson herein represented by James Richardson by power of attorney, hereto annexed, here present, accepting and purchasing for themselves, their heirs, and assigns, and acknowledging delivery and possession, thereof, the following described property to wit:
- George, a Slave,
- Harriett, and her two children Jerry & Jane,
All of the aforesaid named negroes are slaves for life and fully guaranteed, also two third of two hundred & Twenty acres of l and situate on Cow Creek in this Parish, a part of the Tract confirmed to Samuel Richardson, & the balance belonging to William Akers, also two thirds of two forty acre lots east of the mouth of Selser Creek, one of said lots entered by Samuel Richardson & the other by Alfred Richardson, being the same property mortgaged by the present vendor in favor of his minor children By public act passed before B. Childress June 23rd 1842.
To have and to hold, the said property unto the said purchaser, their heirs, and assigns, to their proper use and behoof, forever; and the said vendor for himself, his heirs, and assigns, the said property to the purchaser, their heirs, and assigns, shall and will warrant, and forever, defend against the lawful claims of all persons, whomsoever, by these presents; the said vendor moreover subrogating the said purchaser to all the rights, and actions, of warranty which he has, or may have, against his own vendor, or the vendors of his vendor, hereby authorising the said purchaser to exercise the said rights, and actions, in the same manner as he might or cold have done.
This sale is made for, and in consideration of, the sum of Four Thousand nine hundred & eight Dollars, being the amount due to the following minor children, issue of the marriage of the present vendor with Margaret E. Hamilton, deceased, viz:
- George &
The said sum of four Thousand nine hundred and eight dollars is to be paid in equal portions between the said minors, whenever they shall respectively arrive at the age of Majority, and the said vendor binds themselves, their heirs, and assigns to pay to the Tutor of the said minor children, one hundred dollars each, for the support & education of said minor children, untill [sic] they shall respectively arrive at the age of majority, which said hundred dollars paid to each minor heir shall be in full for all interest; this sale being made for the full amount due to the present vendors, being heirs, and being entitled each to equal portion of the aforesaid sum of money; which they acknowledge to have recieved [sic], leaving near a balance due the heirs of Thirty five hundred & six dollars & forty cents, to be paid to each heir in proportion as they arrive at age, being five in number.
The certificate of the Recorder of Mortgages is dispensed with, & me, Notary, released from any liability to damages resulting from the passage of this act without the same, & this sale being made subject to the payment of the before recited Mortgage.
Thus done and passed at office in the town of Springfield, the day, month and year first above written, in the presence of William Akers, and David Wood, witnesses of lawful age, and domiciliated in this Parish, who have hereunto signed their names, together with said appearers, and me, said Judge.
James D. Richardson
Edmond B. Richardson
By James D. Richardson
J J. Watts, P. Judge
August 20, 1843
I do hereby authorise Mr. James Dickson Richardson to accept Jointly with me any title which he sees proper.
E. B. Richardson
Truly Recorded April 9th 1870
Geo. D. Wells, Recorder
Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Source: Conveyance Records - 1835-1865, Livingston Parish, Louisiana (FHL Film 0355915) Back to the Top
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