Fremont County, Iowa

First Chattel Mortgage and Quit Claim Deed
This indenture, made the second day of March, A. D. 1852, between Jacob Dawson, of the County of Fremont and State of Iowa, of the first part, and Orson Hide,* of the County of Pottawattamie, Iowa, of the second part, witnesseth: That I, the said Jacob Dawson, for the consideration of two thousand dollars, do hereby quit-claim unto the said Orson Hide all my interest in the following tract of land lying and being in the County of Pottawattamie, and State of Iowa:
Beginning at a stake on the comer of Hide and Main streets in the town of Kanesville in said county, which stake is about two feet northeast from the northwest corner of~the printing office, and running thence along Main street 61 feet to Riddle & Co.'s line near the warehouse: thence along Riddle & Co.'s line in a southern direction to the rear come; being the northeast comer of Riddle & Co.'s wareroom; (sic) thence in a northeasterly direction along the line of John Gooch's lot about 68 feet to a stake on Hide street, which stake is the northwest corner of John Gooch's lot, thence in a N. W. direction along Hide street about 46 feet to the place of beginning -- being known as the Frontier Guardian printing office, building and lot.

And I do hereby bargain, sell and convey unto the said Orson Hide all of the materials connected with the Frontier Guardian printing establishment, to-wit: One "Imperial" printing press (Cincinnati make); two news chases, one long book chase, two-job chases, 15 pairs cases, two double stands for cases, one east-iron roller mould, (sic) one imposing atone aud frame, five small and two large compositing sticks, one inking apparatus, one bank and two tables, five brass galleys, rules and furniture, with all the news and job type be longing to and connected with the said Frontier Guardian office, -- hereby granting to the said Orson Hide the legal title and the right of possession thereof The above conveyance to be void upon condition that I pay well and truly, Sc-cording to the tenure thereof a certain promissory note bearing even date herewith, calling for one thousand one hundred and fifty-three dollars and ninety-two cents ($1,153.92) executed by Jacob Dawson and A. 0. Ford and payable to 0. Hide twelve months after days, together with ten percent interest from date until paid.

And upon the further condition that I will well and truly supply to such of the present subscribers who have paid in advance for the Frontier Guardian the and Iowa Sentinel to the amount which each subscriber may have so paid in advance as will appear by reference to the subscription book of said Frontier Guardian, amounting in the aggregate to the sum of three hundred and eighty-four dollars and eight cents, or otherwise satisfy such subscribers, releasing #4 0 Hide from any liability in reference to said advance payment as aforesaid, otherwise to he and remain in full force, to have and to hold the above described premises hereby quit claimed, and the said above described material hereby bargained and sold, together wieb all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any manner appertaining.

In testimony whereof, the said Jacob Dawson hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written,

JACOB DASON     [seal]

Personally appeared before me, Hadley D. Johnson, a notary public within and for the county of Pottawattamie and State of Iowa, Jacob Dawson, personally known to me to be the identical person whose name is affixed to the foregoing deed as grantor, who acknowledged the foregoing instrument to be his voluntary act and deed.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my notarial seal this 2d day of March, A. D. 1852.


  Source: Des Moines, Iowa Historical Society, 1881; History of Fremont County

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