Dallas County, Alabama Deeds

Mortgage from Willis Rand to Shields Ramsey & Smith
SOURCE: Deed Record, Dallas County, Alabama Probate Court, Vol. Y, 1867-1868, pp. 585-586. (FHL#1532915)

Transcribed and contributed by Karim Aldridge Rand


A Mortgage from Willis Rand to Shields Ramsey & Smith was filed in this office for record on the 22nd day of May A.D. 1868. In words & figures following "To wit."
The State of Alabama }       This indenture made and entered unto this twenty first day
Dallas County }                   of May one thousand Eight hundred & Sixty eight, between Willis Rand, a freedman of this County of Dallas & State above said of the first part, and Shield Ramsey & Smith of the second part Witnessed: that the said party of the first part, is indebted to the said Shield Ramsey & Smith of the second part for a certain promissory note, dated Feb 8th /68 and due on day after date for sixty-four 30/100 Dollars with interest from January 1st /68 and whereas the said party of the second part, also advances provisions & necessary articles for the purpose of carry out his crop, because without said advances [provisions and necessary articles for the purpose of carry out his crops] it could not be in the power of the said party of the first part to raise and make a crop the present year he not being able to process the necessary to make a crop the present year. It is therefore hereby agreed and fully stipulated that the said party of the second part is to have a lien on the said crop consisting of cotton, corn & fodder raised by the advances for the said party of the first party and after raised and gathered the said party of the second part, is to have control of said crop, with the said party of the second part, shall be fully paid off for all the advances so made by items together the above mentioned note, [hard to read] and with any expenses that may be paid by party of the second part in making or closing this contract. Whatsoever the said party of the second part shall be will (?) and freely paid off for all such advances expenses and for above mentioned note, they there are to release all claims to the said crop, and this lien shall then become null and void, and of no effect In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this the day and year as written in the beginning of this instrument.

                                                                                            his
Signed in the presence of                                          Willis x Rand
D.F. Lemere AE & Jas T. Hardaway                               mark
Affixed fifty cents                       Recorded May the 27th A.D. 1867
                                                                      J.F. Cousley Judge


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