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A Grant of an Annuity by Indenture. THI6 Indenture, made, &c., between A. B., of of the one part, and C. D., of of the other part, Witnesseth, That tho said A. B., for, and in consideration of the sum of to hiin in band well and truly paid, by the said C. D., at or before the seal ing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof the said A. B. doth hereby acknowledge, hath given, granted, and confirmed, and by these presents doth give, grant, and confirm, unto the said C. D., and his assigns, one annuity of to be received, taken, bad, and to be issuing out of all that messuage, &c., with all and singular the appartenances thereunto belonging, and every part and parcel thereof, unto the said C. D., and his assigns, for, and during the natural life of him, the said C. D., payable, and to bo paid at and upon yearly, by even and equal portions; tho Brst payment to begin and made at or upon And if it sball happen that the said annuity of or any part thereof, be behind or unpaid, in part or in all, by the space of twenty-one days next after either of the said days or times of payment thereof, whereupon the saine should or ought to be paid, as a foi osaid: that then, and so often, at any time thereafter, it shall and may be lawful to, and for the said C. D., and his assigns, into, and upon the said messuage and premises above-mentioned, or any part thereof, to enter and distrain, and the distress and distresses then and there found, to take, lead, drive, carry away, and impound, and the same impound, to take, hold, and keep, until the said anauity and the arrears thereof, (if any shall be, together with all costs and charges thereabout, or concerning the same, shall bo fully paid and satisfied. And the said A. B., for himself, his heirs, executors, and administrators, doth covenant, grant, and agree, to and with the said C. D., his executors, administrators, and assigns, that be, the said A. B., his heirs, executors, or administrators, shall and will, well and truly pay, or cause to be paid, unto the said C. D., his executors, administrators, or assigns, the said annuity, or yearly rent, charge, &c., above, at the days and time, and in mannar and form, as above expressed and limited for payment thereof, according to the true intent and meaning of these presents. Ana also that the said messuage, &c., above-mentioned, to be charged and chargeable with the said annuity hereby granted, shall, from time to time, be, and continue, over, and sufficient for the payment of the said annuity of yearly, during the life of the said C. D.

In with us, &u (as in General Form of Agreement.)

[By Act of Congress, Aug. 15, 1876, notaries public of the several States, Ter. ritories, and District of Columbia, are authorized to take depositions and do all other acts in relation to taking testimony to be used in the Courts of the United States, take acknowledgments and atidavits in the same manner and with the same effect as Commisrioners of the United States Circuit Court.)

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS of deeds, mortgages, and other instruments in writing, WIEN MADE WITHOUT THE STATE, may be taken by the following officers :

ALABAMA.-Judges and clerks of the Federal Courts; judges of any of the courts of record within the State where taken; notaries public or commissioners appointed by the Governor of Alabama.

ARKANSAS.-By any court of the United States; State or Territorial court having a seal, or by the clerk of any such court; notary public or commissioner appointed by the Governor of this State to take acknowledgments of deeds.

CALIFORNIA.—Before any judge or clerk of any court having a seal; or by a commissioner appointed by the Governor of California for that purpose, or by any notary public, commissioner of deeds, or justice of the peace, authorized to take and certify the acknowledgment or proof of deeds to be used in his State. When the deed is acknowledged before an officer other than a commissioner, the Secretary of the State in which the acknowledgment is taken must certify that such officer was authorized by law to take such acknowledgment.

COLORADO.—Secretary of any State or Territory; or clerk of any Federal, State, or Territorial court of record; or commig. sioner appointed by the Governor; the acknowledgment being certified by the officer taking the same under his official seal. Also before any officer authorized by the laws of such State or Territory to take and ceriify such acknowledgments, provided the certificate of a clerk of a court of record of the county wherein the officer taking the acknowledgment resides be attached, stating that such officer is the person he is represented to be, and that he has authority by law to take and certify acknowledgments, and that his signature to such acknowledgment is his true signature.

CONNECTICUT.—The acknowledgment of deeds or other instruments in writing, executed in any other of the United States, may be made before a commissioner appointed by the Governor of this State for that purpose, or before any notary public or justice of the peace of such State.

DAKOTA.-Before any commissioner appointed by the laws of the Territory; judge of the Supreme or District Court of the United States; judge of the Circuit or Supreme Court of any State; mayor of a city; or any other officer authorized by his State laws to take acknowledgments.

DELAWARE.—Before any commissioner of deeds for Delaware; or before a judge of any of the Federal Courts; or of a court of record of any State, Territory, or country; or the mayor of any city. But one witness is necessary to a deed.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.— Before any judge of a court of record and of law, or before any two justices of the peace. The register, clerk, or prothonotary of such court must certify under his hard and seal of his office, that the judge or justices, is or are, was or were, such at the time of the execution or acknowledgment of the instrument.

FLORIDA.-In case a deed, mortgage, or other instrument shall be executed without the State, the acknowledgment may be made before a commissioner appointed by the Governor of Florida. In places were no commissioner has been appointed, the acknowledgment may be taken before a judge of any court of record, having a seal, or a clerk or prothonotary of said court.

GEORGIA.—Before a commissioner of deeds of Georgia, or a judge of a court of record, with the certificate of the clerk, under seal of such court, of the genuineness of the signature of Buch judge.

IDAHO.—Before some judge or clerk of any court of the United States, or of any State or Territory, having a seal, or before a commissioner appointed by the Governor of this Territory for that purpose.

ILLINOIS.-Any judge or justice of the Supreme or District Court of the United States, any commissioner of deeds, appointed by the Governor of Illinois; any judge or justice of the Supreme, Superior, or Circuit Courts of any of the United States or Territories; clerk of any court of record, mayor of a city, or notary public (the last three officers certifying under their seal of office); a justice of the peace, whose official character must be certified to by a clerk of a court of record. The acknowl. edgmert must be made in conformance with the laws of the State wherein such acknowledgment is made; and the certificate of a clerk of a court of record to that effect must be appended, under seal of the court.

INDIANA.—Before any judge, clerk of a court of record, notary public. justice of the peace, auditor, recorder or mayor of the city, or before a commissioner of deeds for this State. When such arknowledgments are made before an officer having, and attesting un ler his official seal, it is sufficient; but if made bo

foie an officer having no official seal, such acknowledgment must be certitied by a clerk of a court of record of the county in which such officer resides, aod attested by the seal of the court, that the officer was at the time lawfully acting, and that his sigDature to the certificate of acknowledgment is genuine.

Iowa.—Before a judge of a court of record, or clerk thereof, authenticated by the court seal, or by a commissioner of deeds, appointed by the Governor of the State, notary public, or justice of the peace; in the case of the latter official his authority to take the acknowledgment should be certified to by a clerk of a court of record, under seal of the court, as also bis official character, and the genuineness of his signature.

KANSAS.— In cases where the acknowledgment is made out of the State it must be made before a court of record, a clerk, or other officer having the seal thereof, a commissioner of deeds for Kansas, justice of the peace, or notary public. When the acknowledgment is made before a justice of the peace, some clerk of a court of record dust certify to his official position.

KENTUCKY.--Must be certified by the clerk of a court, mayor of a city, or secretary of State, or a commissioner to take acknowledgment of deeds for Kentucky, under his seal of office, or by a judge under the seal of his court.

LOUISIANA.—Before a commissioner of Louisiana, or by any officer authorized to take depositions in the State where he re sides, but the official character of such officer must be properly verified. A Louisiana commissioner may certify to the official position of any public officer in the State for which he is appointed.

MAINE.—Before any magistrate, notary public, justice of the peace, commissioner of deeds for the State of Maine. While a certificate of a clerk of record to the acknowledgment taken by a justice of the peace, or other official is not required, it is in all cases recommended.

MARYLAND.-Before any notary public, judge of any court of the United States, or of any court of any State having a seal, or any commissioner of this State to take the acknowledgment of deeds.

MASSACHUSETTS — Before any justice of the peace, magiet rate, or notary public, or commissioner appointed for that purpose by the government of this commonwealth within the United States. Where the acknowledgment is taken by any official other than a commissioner for Massachusetts a certificate of the official's appointment and authority under which he acts, made by the secretary of Sta:e, or a clerk of a court of record, should be attached.

MICHIGAN.—When an instrument in writing is acknowledged out of this State it may be done before any judge of a court of record, notary public, justice of the peace, master in chancery, or other officer authorized by the laws of such State to take the acknowledgment of deeds therein, or before any commissioner appointed by the Governor of Michigan for that purpose. Unless the acknowledgment be taken before a commissioner for Michigan the instrument should have attached thereto a certifi. cate of the clerk of a court of record of the county or district within which such acknowledgment was taken, under the seal of his office, that the person whose name is subscribed to the certificate of acknowledgment was at the date thereof, such officer as he is therein represented to be; thai he believes the signature of such person subscribed thereto to be genuine, and that the instrument is executed and acknowledged according to the laws of such State, Territory, or District.

MINNESOTA.— Unless the acknowledgment is taken before a commissioner appointed by the Governor of the State for that purpose, or before a notary public, or before a clerk of a court of record, or some other officer having a seal of office, and the certificate of acknowledgment, with the scal of such offices affixed thereo, there shall be attached or appended to or en dorsed on the deed, or other instrument in writing, a certificato of the clerk of a court of record of the county where taken, un der the seal of his office, that the person whose name is sub scribed to the certificate of acknowledgment, was, at the date thereof, such officer as he is therein represented to be, that he is acquainted with the handwriting of such person, and verily believes the signature is genuine, and that the instrument is exe cuted and acknowledged according to the laws of Minnesota.

MISSISSIPPI.—Before any of the judges of the Supreme Court of the United States, or a justice of the Supreme or Superior Court of any State or Territory, any justice of the peace, whose official character shall be certified to under the seal of some court of record, or by any commissioner appointed by the Governo• of Mississippi.

MISSOURI.-By any commissioner appointed by the Governor of this State for that purpose, or by any court of record of the United States or of any State or Territory thereof having a seal.

Montana.—Before some judge or clerk of any court of the United States, or of any State or Territory having a seal, or a commissioner of Montana.

NEBRASKA.—Before a commissioner appointed by the Governor of this state for that purpose, or before any officer appointed according to the laws of the State or Territory wherein the deed or other instrument in writing is executed and acknowledged.

Nevada.- Before a judge or clerk of a court having a seal; Dotary public, justice of the peace, or by a Nevada commissioner ander seal. When taken before a justice of the peace, it shall be

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