WILLIAM BRENT - ANNOTATED DEED SIGNED 06/18/1845 CO-SIGNED BY: THOMAS C. DOWN, BENJAMIN R. MORSELL - HFSID 152190
Sale Price $198.00
As County Clerk in the District of Columbia, he acknowledges a land transfer arising from settlement of an estate. Also signed by the parties to the sale, and by two notaries
Document signed: "W. Brent Clk", 4 pages, 8¼x13½. Washington, D.C., 1845 June 18. Brent acknowledges receipt of a manuscript document (dated April 30, 1845) attesting to a sale of land agreed to by the heirs of Isaac Cooper. For a sum of $5.00, three sets of heirs, William and Margaret Slater, William and Sarah Ann Prentiss, and Benjamin and Ellen Dyer, transfer the lot and all improvements to a property on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington to another heir, Jane Stuck, her heirs and assigns, and waive any subsequent claim to the property or to rents or other income derived from it. All seven of these persons have signed the original document, which is notarized by two Justices of the Peace, "Thomas C. Down" and "Benjamin R. Morsell". Brent has written: "Rec'd 18th June 1845. To be Recorded & on the same day was recorded [long file listing] ... of the Land Records for Washington County in the District of Columbia, and examined by [signature]. (1775-1848), from a distinguished Virginia family, was the longtime Clerk of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia and concurrently a Recorder for the City of Washington. He had been a cavalry commander in the D.C. militia, rising to the rank of colonel. Brent had served as temporary secretary to Thomas Jefferson, but declined a permanent position. No information is readily available on the other signatories, although further research in the records of Washington, D.C. might be merited. Toned and worn. Multiple mailing folds. Toned at folds. Multiple notches at center fold. Edges lightly frayed and toned. Multiple notches at top edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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