A Letter Addressed to A. H. Brown, Esq., M. P., on the Settlement of Land and System of Transfer in the United States by Thatcher M. Adams, Esq., of New York

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D. Lane, Printer, 1872 - Land titles - 51 pages
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Page 10 - ... a contingent remainder in fee may be created on a prior remainder in fee, to take effect in the event that the persons to whom the first remainder is limited, die under the age of twenty-one years, or on any other contingency by which the estate of such persons may be determined before they attain full age. For the purposes of this section, a minority is deemed a part of a life, and not an absolute term equal to the possible duration of such minority.
Page 10 - The absolute power of alienation shall not be suspended by any limitation or condition whatever, for a longer period than during the continuance of two lives in being at the creation of the estate, except in the single case mentioned in.
Page 42 - I have compared the preceding with the original law on file in this office, and do hereby certify that the same is a correct transcript therefrom, and of the whole of said original law.
Page 41 - When an affidavit is taken before a judge of a court in another State, or in a foreign country, the genuineness of the signature of the judge, the existence of the court and the fact that such judge is a member thereof, must be certified by the clerk of the court, under the seal thereof.
Page 43 - Every conveyance of real estate within this state hereafter made, shall be recorded in the office of the clerk of the county where such real estate shall be situated; and every such conveyance not so recorded shall be void as against any subsequent purchaser, in good faith and for a valuable consideration of the same real estate, or any portion thereof, whose conveyance shall be first duly recorded.
Page 13 - ... 1. If such accumulation be directed to commence on the creation of the estate out of which the rents and profits are to arise, it must be made for the benefit of one or more minors then in being, and terminate at or before the expiration of their minority.
Page 45 - ... described in and who executed such instrument. 253. Proof by subscribing witness. — Where the execution of a conveyance is proved by a subscribing witness, such witness must state his own place of residence, and that he knew the person described in and who executed the conveyance.
Page 40 - ... specifying that such officer was, at the time of taking such proof or acknowledgment, duly authorized to take the same, and that such clerk or register is well acquainted with the handwriting of such officer, and verily believes that the signature to said certificate of proof or acknowledgment, is genuine...
Page 43 - Recording books. Different sets of books must be provided by the recording officer of each county, for the recording of deeds and mortgages ; in one of which sets he must record all conveyances and other instruments absolute in their terms...
Page 46 - Every person who, being served with a subpena, shall, without reasonable cause, refuse or neglect to appear, or appearing, shall refuse to answer upon oath touching the matters aforesaid, shall be...

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