State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston
Sale of Land
Geo. Richardson to Thos. B. Winston
20 July 1853
Twentieth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three and in the seventy eighth year of the American Independence.
Before me, Gastin Turner Raoul, recorder of said Parish of Livingston duly commissioned and sworn personally came and appeared Mr. George Richardson, a citizen of the aforesaid Parish and State, 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, mortgages, claims, evictions, donations, alienations, or other incumbrances, whatsoever, unto the Thomas B. Winston, a citizen of the City of New Orleans, in said state who is herein represented by Capt. Warren H. Grice, also of the same City, Specially authorised to act herein by the annexed written authority, present, accepting and purchasing for his aid constituent his heirs and assigns and acknowledging delivery and possession thereof, the following described parcel of land viz.:East half of the south East quarter of section number Six containing Eighty one nine/hundredths acres as per Receiver Receipt No 1673. 2nd The South west quarter of section number five, containing one hundred fifty nine forty-three hundredths acres, as per Receiver Receipt & No. 1674 - 3rd, North East quarter of the North East quarter of section No. seven containing forty sixty-fourths hundredth acres as per Receivers Receipt No. 1675. 4th, and last, the North west quarter of the South west quarter of the North East quarter, and the West half and North east quarter of the South East quarter, and North west quarter of the South east quarter of section number eight, containing Three hundred and sixty four twenty-eight hundredths acres as per receivers receipt No. 1676, all of which said lands are situate in the Parish of Livignston in Township No. seven, south of Range No. Eight east, containing in the aggregate Six hundred and forty five forty-four hundredths acres, together with all the buildings, improvements, privileges and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining, Vendor acquired title to said property by purchase from the Government of the United States as per receivers receipts above mentioned.
To have and to hold the said property unto the said purchaser his heirs and assigns to their proper use an behoof, forever, and the said vendor for himself, his heirs and assigns said property to said purchaser, his heirs and assigns, shall and will warrant and forever defend against the lawful claims of all persons whosoever 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 vendor the Government of the United States, hereby authorising the said purchaser to exercise the said rights and actions in the same manner as he might or could have done.
This sale is made for and in consideration of the sum of Two thousand Two hundred and fifty Dollars, one thousand Two hundred and twenty five Dollars of which are paid in cash and in deduction of the purchase price of said property and the remainder of the purchase price to witThe sum of one thousand one hundred and twenty five dollars, payable with Note of the purchaser drawn to the order of the vendor twelve months of the date bearing interest at the rate of Six per cent per annum from date, and of even date herewith all of which the said vendor acknowledges to have received from the said purchaser as the full consideration and terms upon which said property herein described is sold and conveyed.
It appears by the certificate of the recorder of Mortgages of said Parish of Livingston of this date that the property herein sold is free from all liens and incumbrances as appears by the records of this office and it also appears by the certificate of the sheriff of said Parish of date herewith, that there are no taxes due on said lands in he name of any person.
Thus done and passed at the town of Springfield the day, month and year first above written, in the presence of William E . Walker and Alexr S. Parker, legal witnesses who have hereto signed their names together with the parties and me, said Recorder.
Warren A. Grice
Wm. E. Walker
A. S. Parker
G T. Raoul, Recorder
I hereby authorize and empower Warren A. Grice of the City of New Orleans to accept the title and sign the same in my name and stead for a certain Section of land containing 640 acres, situated in the Parish of Livingston, state of Louisiana, being Section No. [blank] in township No. [blank] Range [blank] being the same land purchased for me from George Richardson of said Parish of Livingston.
[Signed] Thomas B. Winston
July 15 1853
Parish of Livingston
Springfield July 20th 1853
This is to Certify that there is no taxes due upon the tract of land containing 645 acres situated in this Parish in Township 7 Range 8, adjoining the lands of Benson & Clarke and now belonging to George Richardson.
Samuel Patterson, Sheriff
Truly Recorded April 19th 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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