This section is from the book "The Law Of Contracts", by William Herbert Page. Also available from Amazon: Commercial Contracts: A Practical Guide to Deals, Contracts, Agreements and Promises.
This contract, entered into at---------,---------, this---------day of---------, 19-, by and between A. B. and C. D., Witnesses:
That, whereas, various business transactions and dealings have taken place between said A. B. and C. D., and numerous controversies and differences have arisen between said parties with reference thereto; and whereas, said parties hereto have agreed to compromise and adjust all of said controversies and differences by the payment of the sum of --------- dollars ($---------) by the said
A. B. to the said C. D.;
Now, therefore, in consideration of said agreement and of the payment of said sum of---------dollars ($---------), the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged by the said C. D., each of said parties hereto does hereby release and forever discharge the other, his heirs, executors and administrators, from all debts, claims, demands, damages, actions and causes of action whatsoever from the beginning of the world to the date of these presents.
In witness whereof, etc.
See references under Sec. 8837.