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And I do, for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant with the said William Anderson, his heirs and assigns, that I have good right to assign the said mortgage, debt, and premises as aforesaid, that there is now due thereon------Dollars; and that he, the said William Anderson, shall and may have, hold, occupy, possess, and enjoy the same (subject, however, to the right of redemption, as by law in such cases is provided), against the lawful claim of all persons.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of November, A. D. 1882.
In presence of John Jones, George Davis.
[ The above should be acknowledged the same as a deed. ]
Know all Men by These Presents, That I, Jacob Spencer, of Chicago, in Cook county, and State of Illinois, for and in consideration of Two Hundred Dollars, to me duly paid by George J. Watson, of the same city, county and State, do by these presents grant, convey, assign, transfer and set over unto said George J. Watson a certain instrument of lease, bearing date the first day of May, A. D. 1882, executed by Andrew Knox, of the same city, county and State, to me for a term of two years, reserving unto said Andrew Knox the yearly rent of One Hundred and Eight Dollars, payable monthly.
That this assignment shall take effect on the first day of November, A. D. 1882, to continue during all the remainder of said term of two years, subject, nevertheless, to the rents, covenants, conditions and provisions in said lease mentioned.
That I do covenant, promise and agree, that I, Jacob Spencer aforesaid, am now in the full enjoyment and possession of said premises, and that they are now free and clear of all assessments, assignments, back-rents, bargains, demands, taxes, and all other encumbrances tending to disturb the peaceful enjoyment of said premises by the said George J. Watson during the unexpired term of this said lease.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of September, A. D. 1882.
In presence of Robert Scott, Michael Kane.
JACOB SPENCER. L.S.
Know All Men by These Presents, That having sold and conveyed the insured property within mentioned to George M. Porter, of Evanston, Cook county and State of Illinois, his heirs and assigns forever, I do hereby, for and in consideration of the sum of One Dollar, to me in hand paid by the said George M. Porter, assign and transfer the within policy of insurance to him, his executors, administrators, and assigns; and the said George M. Porter, by subscribing this assignment, makes himself responsible for all the agreements to which I have bound myself by the within policy.
Witness our hands and seals, at Chicago, Cook county and State of Illinois, this twenty-first day of November, A. D. 1882.
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of Bartlett C. Chauncey, Thomas W. Edmunds.
HENRY SILL, -(seal)-GEORGE M. PORTER. -(seal)-
Know All Men by These Presents, That I, Charles Ross, of Sycamore, De Kalb county, and State of Illinois, for and in consideration of Ten Thousand Dollars, to me duly paid by Mortimer M. Elliott, of Aurora, Kane county, and State of Illinois, do hereby assign, convey, transfer and set over unto said Mortimer M. Elliott all my right, title and interest in the shares, scrip and capital stock and property of the corporation and concern known as the Pullman & Burlington Railroad company, which company has its place of business at Chicago, in Cook county, and State of Illinois. And I further covenant and agree to and with the said Mortimer M. Elliott, his executors, administrators, and assigns, that, at the request of him or them, I and my executors, administrators and assigns, shall and will at all times hereafter execute any instrument that may be necessary to vest completely in him or them all my rights, title and interest to said property, scrip and stock, and to enable him or them to possess, control, enjoy and transfer all the property and choses in action herein assigned, or intended to be assigned.
In witness whereof, I hereunto affix my hand and seal, at Sycamore, De Kalb county, and State of Illinois, this twenty-first day of November, A. D. 1883.
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of Robert Flagg, William B. Smith.
Know All Men by These Presents, That in consideration of One Thousand Dollars, to me in hand paid by Norman Endicott, of the city of Rochester, in the county of Genesee, and State of New York, I do hereby sell and assign to the said Norman Endicott all my right, title and interest in and to the letters patent of the United States, No. 100,000, for an improvement in hydraulic engines, granted to me September twenty-one, A. D. 1882, the same to be held and enjoyed by the said Norman Endicott to the full end of the term for which said letters patent are granted, as fully and entirely as the same would have been held and enjoyed by me if this assignment and sale had not been made.
Witness my hand and seal this twenty-first day of November, A. D. 1882, at the city of Buffalo, in the county of Erie, and State of New York.
In presence of Silas W. Jones, Robert Scott.
Know All Men by These Presents, That in consideration of the sum of Three Thousand Dollars, to me in hand paid by Josiah Allen and Joshua Billings, partners and publishers, doing business at Boston, in the county of Suffolk, and State of Massachusetts, I do hereby sell and assign the copyright heretofore taken out by me for the book entitled "Cottage Papers: A Literary Miscellany for All Ages," of which I am the author and proprietor, the certificate of which copyright is annexed to this assignment, with all my literary property, right, title and interest in and to said book, and all the profit, benefit, or advantage that shall or may arise from printing, publishing and vending the same in all the States and Territories of the United States of America, to hold and enjoy the same during the full end and term for which the said copyright has been issued.