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parish, after observing the delays and making the publications required by law; that is to say, by publication in the " Feliciana Whig,” a news. paper printed in Clinton in said parish, and by posting at the door of the court-house in Clinton, thirty days prior to the day of sale.

Terms of sale as follows, to wit: The claim of land and the negroes will be sold on a credit, as follows: one-half the purchase money to be paid on the first day of January next; the other half on the first day of January, 1843; the purchase money to be secured by approved personal security, and the property to stand mortgaged until payment in full of the purchase money and interest by the record of this process-verbal in the mortgage records of the parish of East Feliciana. The personal property on a credit until the first of January next, the purchase money to be secured by approved personal security; the purchase money both for real and personal property to bear ten per cent. interest after due until paid.

A claim to eight hundred and twenty acres of land, on which is situated the last residence of the deceased, including the plantation and all the improvements thereon-it being understood that nothing is sold or warranted but the right, title, interest, and claim of said deceased to said land, be the same more or less—being repeatedly cried, was adjudged to Thomas H. McManus, for the sum of one thousand eight hundred dollars, he being the last and highest bidder, and, consenting to the terms of sale, signs this act with Samuel McManus, his security; it being further understood, the property being under lease for the present year, that possession is to be delivered on the first day of January next.

T. H. MCMANUS.

SAMUEL McMANUS.
Witnesses:

0. A. BURBANK.
R. H. LEWIS.

L. SAUNDERS, Parish Judge.

THE STATE OF LOUISIANA, Parish of East Feliciana:

I certify the foregoing process-verbal of probate sale was this day re. corded in my office in book of probate sales, C, pages 119 and 120; also in book of mortgages, G, pages 67 and 68. (L. s.)

Given under my official signature and seal this 30th June, A. D. 1841.

L. SAUNDERS, Parish Judge.

STATE OF LOUISIANA,

Parish of East Feliciana, Seventh District Court:

I certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the original on file and of record in the clerk's office of said court. [L. s.]

In testimony whereof, I hereto set my hand and affix the seal thereof this 22d June, A. D. 1846.

F. HARDESTY, Clerk.

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STATE OF LOUISIANA, Parish of East Feliciana:

The following is a process-verbal of a probate sale of the estate of James McManus, deceased, made at the residence of Samuel McManus, in said parish, this 6th day of December, 1841, by Lafayette Saunders, parish judge of said parish, after observing the delays and making the publications required by law; that is to say, by posting at the door of the court-house in Clinton, and by publication in the Feliciana Whig, thirty days prior to the day of sale. Terms of sale cash.

The settlement claim of the deceased, on the waters of Redwood, being his domicil at the time of his death, being repeatedly cried, was adjudged to Thomas H. McManus, for the sum of one thousand dollars

, he being the last and highest bidder, and, executing the terms of sale, signs this act.

T. H. McMANUS. Witnesses:

BALAM THOMPSON.
JOHN WALTERS.

L. SAUNDERS, Parish Judge.

Seventh District Court:

, S I certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the original on file and of record in my office, April 29, 1850.

F. HARDESTY, Clerk.

STATE OF LOUISIANA.

PARISH OF EAST FELICIANA.-COURT OF PROBATES.

To all who shall see these presents :

Know ye, that Samuel McManus having appeared in this court, and complied with all the requisitions of the law, to entitle him to letters of administration on the estate of James McManus, deceased, and the court believing him to possess the necessary qualifications for said trust, 1, Lafayette Saunders, parish judge of the parish and State aforesaid, er ercising the authority by law in me vested, do hereby appoint the said Samuel McManus administrator as aforesaid.

Given under my hand and seal of office, at Clinton, in the parish afore(L. s.] said, this 2d day of November, 1841.

L. SAUNDERS,

Parish Judge.

STATE OF LOUISIANA,

Parish of East Feliciana. I certify the foregoing to be a true copy from the original on file in my office.

[L. s.]

Given under my official signature and seal, this 2d November, 1841.

L. SAUNDERS,

Parish Judge.

E. To the Register and Receiver of the Land Office at Greensburg, Louis

iana:

The petition of Imla Keep. of the parish of East Feliciana, respectfully represents, that he is entitled to a pre-emption claim, under the laws of Congress, to a tract of land of 160 acres situated in the parish of Feliciana, in township 3, range -, bounded west by Thomas Scott and Samuel Clark, and on the other sides by public land. Your petitioner having occupied, cultivated, and resided upon said land so as to be entitled to said pre-emption claim, prays to be allowed to enter said land and to pay for the same at the minimum price of $125 per acre.

IMLA KEEP, by W. C. WHITAKER, as Agent.

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THE STATE OF LOUISIANA,?

Parish of St. Helena.

Personally appeared before me, Shepherd B. Draughon, a justice of the peace within and for said parish, and authorized by law to administer oaths, on this 15th day of June, 1839, Benjamin F. Whittier, of the parish of East Feliciana, Louisiana; who, having been first duly sworn to speak the truth touching the claim of Imla Keep to a pre-emption claim, and to such questions as may be put to him respecting the said claim, deposes and says, that said Keep settled and built a house on the land claimed in the petition aforesaid, in the year 1835, and cultivated a small field and raised corn thereon; the said Keep continued in possession and to cultivate the same for about two years to my knowledge; the said land has been in cultivation since, and is now cultivated by Colonel Warren C. Whitaker.

B. F. WHITTIER.

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 15th day of June, 1839.

S. B. DRAUGHON, J. P. Filed June 15, 1839.

N. BAYLIES, Register

To the Register and Receiver of the Land Office at Greensburg, Louisi.

ana:

The petition of Carter Eason, of the parish of East Feliciana, in said State, respectfully represents, that he is entitled to a pre-emption claim, under the laws of Congress, to a tract of land of 160 acres, situated in the parish of East Feliciana, in township 3, range, bounded west by Thomas Scott and Samuel Clark, and on other sides by public land. Your petitioner having occupied, cultivated, and resided upon said land so as to be entitled to said pre-emption right, prays to be allowed to enter said land and to pay for the same at the minimum price of $1 25 per acre.

CARTER EASON, by W. C. WHITAKER, as Agent.

THE STATE OF LOUISIANA,

Parish of St. Helena.

Personally appeared before me, Shepherd B. Draughon, a justice of the peace within and for said parish, and authorized by law to administer oaths, on this 15th day of June, 1839, Benjamin F. Whittier, of the parish of East Feliciana, Louisiana; who, having been first duly sworn to speak the truth touching the claim of Carter Eason to a pre-emption claim in the foregoing petition mentioned, and to such inquiries as may be put to him respecting the said claim, deposes and says that said Eason inade an improvement on said land claimed by him, in the year 1835; had a small field fenced in and planted cotton and corn, but had no house erected on said land. The said Eason made one crop on said land, and it has since been cultivated by Warren C. Whitaker, but no house has been erected on the said land.

B. F. WHITTIER.

Sworn and subscribed to, on this 15th day of June, A. D. 1839, before me.

S. B. DRAUGHON, J. P. Filed June 15, 1839.

N. BAYLIES, Register.

UNITED STATES LAND OFFICE,

Greensbu'g, Louisiana, July 3, 1839. I hereby certify that the preceding are true copies of the petitions of Imla Keep and Carter Eason for pre-emption claims, and of the affidavits of Benjamin F. Whittier, accompanying said petitions, which are on file in this office, and also recorded on pages 85, 86, and 87, of book E No. 2 of the records of this office. Given under my hand officially, day and date last above written.

NICHOLAS BAYLIES, Register.

F.

We, the undersigned, citizens of the parish of East Feliciana, and State of Louisiana, do hereby certify that we have examined the memorial of Thomas H. McManus, and we concur in the prayer thereof. We further certify that we are the neighbors to, and adjoining proprietors of, the said Thomas H. McManus, and are wetl acquainted with the situation of the land referred to in said memorial; and we do hereby state that there is but a small quantity of public land in the neighborhood of said McManus; that the land for which the said McManus has memorialized your honorable body would be of no great value to any one else, (without the improvements made by him;) that the minimum price would fully indemnify the government for the value of the land; and that the improvements and price paid for said property by said McManus, in good faith, in the opinion of the undersigned, ought to entitle said McManus to a favorable consideration and disposition of his claim.

THOS. W. SCOTT,
GEO. KELLER,
JOHN EAST,
JULIA WARD,
JOHN W. SOMERVILLE,
EDMUND WEST,
JOHN F. McKNEELY,
JOHN MCVEA,
THOS. W. ROBINS,

SAMUEL McMANUS.
May 4, 1850.

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