State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston
Sale of Town Lots
Samuel Richardson [Jr.] & Wife[Bridget Murray] to Levi Arnold
29 January 1855
Be it known and remembered, that on this the twenty ninth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five and in the year of the Independence of the United States of America, the Seventy ninth.
Before me Purnell Fletcher Starns, recorder of said Parish, and duly authorized by law to exercise the powers of Notary therein, personally came and appeared Mr. Samuel Richardson a citizen of the Parish and State aforesaid, and a married man 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 of title whatsoever unto Mr. Levi Arnold also a citizen of the Parish and State aforesaid here present accepting and purchasing for himself his heirs and assigns, and acknowledging delivery and possession thereof, The following described property to wit:A certain Lot of ground situate in the town of Wadesborough in the Parish of Livingston, being lot number two (2) in square or lock no. 14, fronting ninety feet on Mary’s Street by depth of one hundred and thirty five feet, together with all the buildings and improvements thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, and is the same property acquired by purchase from Richard Wade as per act passed before G. T. Raoul, Recorder.
To have and 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, said property, to said 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 actions of warranty which he has or may have against his own vendor, or the vendor of his vendors, hereby authorizing 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 ninety dollars cash in hand paid the reciept [sic] whereof is hereby acknowledged and full acquittance granted for the same, And thereupon, personally came and appeared and intervened to this, Mistress Bridget Murray, wife of Samuel Richardson who being herein duly authorized and assisted by her said husband took cognizance of the foregoing act of conveyance, which recorder carefully read and explained to her and having so done declared that it was her intention, not only to ratify said sale, but to make renunciation of all rights she has by mortgage or otherwise; on the property therein conveyed, upon which, I recorder declared to her separately and apart from her said husband as it is my duty, that by the Laws of this state, she possessed 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 dower, and for the reinvestment 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 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 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 intention she had announced, to ratify the sale and to dispossess herself of all rights and liens which she has upon said property whether by marriage contract, dower, donation or otherwise; and the said husband being now, again present before me, and authorizing 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 therea[fter] 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 recent sale, and of the renunciation she now makes of all rights which she has or may have, in and to the property sold, and that neither she nor they shall ever seek to oppose or impair the force of this at, 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.
The certificate of the Recorder of Mortgages, of the Parish of Livingston as required by article 3328 of the civil code of the state of Louisiana is waived.
Thus done and passed at the Parish of Livingston the day, month and year first above written, in the presence of James Cammel and Alexander Green witnesses of lawful age, and domiciliated in this Parish who have hereunto signed their names together with said appearers and me said Recorder.
James X Cammel [his mark]
P. F. Starns, Recorder Truly Recorded April 22nd 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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