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Title:[Legal] 1837 Sep. 1, Henry County, Tennessee [to] T. C. Monroe / Joseph Ridgway : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Ridgway, Joseph

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Date: September 1, 1837
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a bill of sale dated September 1, 1837. It is between T. C. Monroe and Joseph Ridgway. Monroe will gain some slaves and land for covering a debt of Ridgway's. Along with the agreement are statements from the County Clerk and the Registrar for Henry County, dated September 9, 1837.
Collection:Dunlap Papers
Box: I-B-4

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State of Tennessee Henry County }

I have this day sold and do hereby convay [convey] to T. C. Monroe his hirrs [heirs] and assigns for ever for [added: one ____] dollars to me paid two men and one woman slave named Gabriel Humphrey & Sarah I warrant the title to said slaves to the said T. C. Monroe his hirrs and assigns against the lawful claim of all persons and I also warrant them to be sound healthy sensible and slaves for life. also one [unclear: tract ] of land containing fifty acres a part of a three hundred and sixty two acre tract entered in the name of John Swor

The condition of the above obligation is such that the said T. C. Monroe is security for [unclear: now ] that is to say to a note to one John [added: M] Clark in the sum of [added: fifteen hundred dollars] under seal and date of [added: 2 day of June 1837] due on the 2 day of Oct [October] 1837 where of I am desirous to [unclear: secun ] and make certain the payment of the same.

Now if I should pay the said debt at the time afore said then this obligation to be void but if I should not then the said T. C. Monroe as trusttee [trustee] after going [unclear: of ] days notice in writing at the court house door of Henry County and the election,, [added: [unclear: ground ]] of the district. No [Number]11 and three other public places in the neighborhood may expose the said negroes and land to public sale and sell to the highest bidder for cash and appropriate the proceeds first to the payment of the nessary [necessary] expencis [expenses] and cost secondly to the satisfaction of said debt of the [added: sum of fifteen hundred dollars]

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and thirdly to pay the ballance [balance] if any there be to me

[added: This 1st day of September A. D. 1837 In the presence of Wm [William] Ridgway
W. D. Poe
8th Sept [September]]

[added: Joseph Ridgway

State of TennesseeHenry County }

Personally appeared before me Thomas K Porter Clerk of the county court for said county William Ridgway & W. D Poe witness to the foregoing deed of trust who being first sworn [unclear: upon ] & say they are personally acquainted with Joseph Ridgway the bargainor and that he acknowledged the execution of the same in their presence on the day it bears date & for the purposes there in mentioned

Witness my hand at office the 9th of Sept [September] 1837

Tho [Thomas] K Porter clk [clerk]

State of TennesseeHenry County }

Registry office September the 9th 1837 then the within bill of Sale from Joseph Ridgeway [to to] T C Monroe and the certificate of probate were duly registered in my office in book [unclear: & ] and page

James [unclear: Leper ] Regtr [Registrar]

of Henry County

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Joseph RidgwayBill of Sale [unclear: Tn ]T. C. Monroe
[added: fees paid]

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