State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston
Act of Sale
James Richardson to Joseph Young
15 June 1843
Be it Known and Remembered, that on this Fifteenth day of June 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 Seventh,
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. James Richardson a citizen of Benton County State of Missouri 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 M. Joseph Young residing in the Parish of Washington, state of Louisiana here present accepting and purchasing for himself his heirs and assigns, and acknowledging delivery and possession thereof, the following tract of land to wit,Sixty five acres of land lying situate & being in the Parish of St. Tammany, state of Louisiana, being the South East Fractional quarter of the South East quarter of Section No. 13 in Township No.5 of Range No. 7 East together with all the improvements and appertenances thereunto belonging; the said land is particularly described in the Received certificate dated at St. Helena La. 18th Nov. 1829.
To have and to hold the said property unto the said purchaser his heirs and assigns, to their proper use and behoof, forever; and the said vendor for himself his heirs and assigns to the purchaser his 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 atones of warranty which he has or may actions against this 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 could have done.
This sale is made for and in consideration of the sum of Three hundred and fifty dollars cash in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged before the signing of this instrument
And Thereupon personally came and appeared and intervened to this act Mistress Young wife of the said James Richardson who being herein duly authorised and assisted by her said husband took cognizance of the foregoing act of conveyance, which Judge, carefully read and explained to her and having so done, she declared that it was her intention not only to ratify said sale, but to make renunciation of all right she has by mortgage or otherwise, on the land therein conveyed, upon which I, Judge declared to her separately and apart from her said husband as it is my duty that by the Laws of this State, she possesses a general mortgage on all the property of her said husband and upon that of the community in case she should renounce thereto.First, For the restitution of her dower and the re-investment of dotal property brought by her in marriage
Second For the restitution of dotal property, by her acquired during marriage by inheritance, donation or otherwise,
Third For indemnity against all debts contracted or which she might hereafter contract, with her said husband
Fourth For such of her paraphernal property and funds as may have been alienated by her said husband or of which he has had, or may have the administration or enjoyment, or of which he may otherwise have benefited.
Fifth For nuptial presents made to her by her said husband or others; That in making her intended her intended [repeated phrased] renunciation, she would deprive herself irrevocably and forever, of all rights of reclamation against said sale, whether under mortgage privilege or otherwise.
Whereupon, the said wife declared that she still persisted in the intervention she had announced to ratify said sale, and to dispossess herself of all rights and liens which she has upon said Land whether by marriage contract dower, donation or otherwise, and the said husband being now, again present before me, and authorsing his said wife again declared that she does hereby “Formally Renounce”, henceforth and forever, all and singular her said rights and transfer the same to the said purchaser his heirs and assigns, to be had and held by him and them and by them enjoyed in law and therout’; and she hereby binds herself and her heirs to the said purchaser his heirs and assigns that she and they shall and will at all times acknowledge the validity of the present sale, and of the renunciation she now makes of all rights which she has or may have in and to the land sold; and that neither she or they shall ever seek to oppose or impair the force of this act, hereby renouncing the benefit of all laws, privileges and customs of which she might avail herself or which are in her favor in the premises.
It appears by the certificate of the Recorder of Mortgages that there are no liens or mortgages for the Parish of Livingston in the name of James Richardson.
Thus done and passed at my office in the town of Springfield, the day month and yea firs above written in the presence of Darlin B. Cason and Charles Graham, witnesses of lawful age and domiciliated in this Parish who have hereunto signed their names, together with said appearers and me, said Judge.
Rachel C. Richardson
Jacob J. Watts, P. J.
Charles R. Graham
D. B. Cason
Truly Recorder April 16th 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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