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the sum of five hundred dollars for the use of James Bailey, it being the amount in full of the said James Bailey's account against the said Caleb Emmerson.

ABNER FLINT.

For a Legacy.

Received, Salem, November 20, 1832, of Dudley Stevens, executor of the last will and testament of James Stevens deceased, the sum of one thousand dollars, in full of a legacy bequeathed to me by the said last will and testament of the said James Stevens, deceased.

CATHARINE STEVENS.

For money paid by an administrator, on account. Received, November 20, 1832, of John Thomas, ad. ministrator of the estate of Samuel Jones, deceased, the sum of three hundred and twenty-five dollars, in full for goods sold by me to the said Samuel Jones, in his lifetime, and of all demands against the said estate.

NATHAN PORTER.

RELEASE.

OF A release is the giving up or discharging of the right or claim which one person has, or is presumed to have, against another person; or of a right or privilege which one person holds against the whole world, as a right to an executorship, or administration. All actions or suits may be discharged by a release; also debts, legacies, judgments, and execntions may be discharged by it. Again. A release is a method of conveying real estate, in which case the greater estate is thrown upon the less, as where a remainder man in fee releases to tenant for life or for years.

A general release. Know all men by these presents, that I, Jacob Myers of Green county and state of Indiana, as well for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to me in hand paid by James Johnson, of said county, as for divers other good causes and corisideratio!s, have remised, released, and forever discharged, and by these presents do, for mys. If, my heirs, executors, and administrators, remise, release, and forever diseharge the said James Johnson, his heirs, executors, and administrators, of and from all actions and causes of action, debts, honds, contrac ts, trespasses, damages, judgments,executions, claims, and demands whatsoever, either in law or equity, which I ever have had, now have, or may hereafter have, against the said James Johnson, by reas in of any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, from the beginning of the world to the present date. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 21st day of November, 1832. Signed, sealed, &c. JACOB MYERS (SEAL.]

Release of a legacy. Know all men by these presents, that whereas Gabriel Man, late of Shelby county, deceased, did, by his last will and testament, bearing date on the tenth day of May, eighteen hundred and thirty, among other things therein contained, give and bequeath to me, William Man, the sum of one thousand doliars, and did, in and by his said will, appoint Charles Dorsey, sole executor thereof: Now know ye, that I the said William Man, for and in consideration of certain services to me rendered by the said Charles Dorsey, and for the further consideration of seven hundred dollars to me now in hand paid, have remised, released, quit claimed, and forever discharged, and do by these presents demise, release, quit claim, and forever discharge the said Charles Dorsey from the legacy aforesaid, and from all other legacies, duties, dues, and demands whatsoever, by virtue of the said last will and testament, which might be in any manner due to me from the estate of the said Gabriel Man. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 21st day of November, 1832.

WILLIAM MAN (SEAL.]

Release to a guardian.
Know all men by these presents, that I, Catharine

Hunt, having attained my age of twenty-one years, do hereby acknowledge, that I have this day received of Daniel Hunt, my guardian, duly appointed by the probate court of Boon county, the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, together with a bond given to him by Henry Farrington and his sureties, agreeably to the order of the said court, in full satisfaction and payment of my share of the estate real and personal of my late father, William Hunt; deceased. I do, therefore, by these presents, release, acquit, and forever discharge the said Daniel Hunt, his heirs, executors, and administrators, from the said guardianship, and from all actions, suits, reckonings, claims, and demands whatsoever, for or by reason thereof, or of any other act, matter, cause, or thing whatsoever, from the beginning of the world to this date. In witness whereof, 1 have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 21st day of November, 1832.

CATHARINE HUNT (SEAL.]

Release of the right of administration.

Know all men by these presents, that I, Susanna Dixon, the widow of John Dixon, late of Clinton county, deceased, have renounced, released, and quit claimed, and do by these presents renounce, release, and for ever quit claim all my right and title to the administration of the goods and chattels, rights and credits of my said deceased husband, and desire that the same may be committed to such person or persons as may be next entitled thereto. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 21st day of November, 1832.

SUSANNAH DIXON (seal.]

Another.

To all to whom these presents may come: Whereas, my late husband, Wilford Creath, late of the county of Carroll, and state of Indiana, died intestate, whereby the right of the administration of the estate of the said de. ceased devolved upon me, Penelope Creath, the widow and relict of the said deceased: Now, know ye, that for divers good causes and considerations, me hereunto moving, I, the said Penelope Creath, have released, and do

hereby release all my right and title to the administration of the said estate. Witness my hand and seal this 21st day of November, 1832.

PENELOPE CREATH (SEAL.]

Release of right and title to lands.

To all people to whom these presents may come, Charles Dunkin, of Clinton county, and state of Indiana, sendeth greeting. Know ye, that the said Charles Dunkin, for and in cousideration of the sum of five hundred dollars, to him now in hand paid, the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge, hath remised, released, and for ever quit claimed, and by these presents doth remise, release, and for ever quit claim, unto Edward Fell, of the county and state aforesaid, and to his heirs and assigns forever, all the estate, right, title, interest, and claim of him the said Charles Dupkin, in and to all that tract or parcel of land, lying and being in the county aforesaid, now in the possession of the said Edward Fell, by virtue of a lease for three years, made by the said Charles Dunkin to the said Edward Fell, bearing date the first day of the present instant, which tract or parcel of land is known and designated as being the, &c. [describe the lands and boundaries) estimated to contain one hundred and sixty acres, be the same more or less; together with all the rights, privileges, and appurtenances thereunto belonging; to have and to hold the messuage and lands aforesaid, with the appurtenances, unto the said Edward Fell, his heirs and assigns, to his and their only proper use, benefit, and behoof, forever; so that neither the said Charles Duncan, nor his heirs, nor any

person or persons, for him or them, or in his or their name or right, shall or may, by any ways or means whatsoever, at any time hereafter, claim or demand any estate, right, or interest in or to the said messuage, lands, and premises, or any part thereof; but from all and every action, title, interest, or claim, in or to the said premises, or any part or parcel thereof, they and each and every of them shall be forever barred by these presents. And the said Charles Dunkin, and his beirs, the said lands and premises with the appurtenances, to the said Edward Fell, bis heirs and assigns, and against all other persons whomsoever, shall and will warrant and forever defend. In witness whereof, the said Charles Dunkin hath hereunto set his hand and seal, the twenty-tirst day of November, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty-two.

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Signed, sealed, and CHARLES DUNKIN (SEAL.] delivered in presence of

PETER MARSH
SAMUEL MULL

SURRENDER. •

07 A surrender is of a nature opposite to a release. As a release operates by throwing the greater estate up on the less, so a surrender throws the less estate into the greater. It is the yielding up of an estate for life or years to him who has the inmediate reversion or remainder.

Surrender, by tenant for years, to him who has the remainder.

in fee.

To all persons to whom these presents may come, Richard King, of the county of Floyd, and state of Indiana, sendeth greeting. Whereas, in and by a certain indenture of lease, bearing date, &c. [recite the instrument by which the term was created.] Now, these presents witness, that the said Richard King, for and in consideration of the sum of fifty dollars, to him in hand paid by the said Thomas King, the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge, to the intent that the said term of twenty years, in the said lands and premises, created by the above recited indenture, may be wholly merged and extinguished, he the said Richard King, hath given, granted, yielded up, and surrendered, and by these presents doth give grant, yield up, and surrender unto the said Thomas King, and his heirs, all the said lands and premises, and all the estate, title, interest, term of years, property, claim, and demand whatsoever, of him the said Richard King, in and to the same, and every part thereof; to have and to hold the said lands and premises, with their appurtenances, to the said Thomas King, his heirs and

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