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A FEW USEFUL FORMS IN TRANSACTING BUSINESS.
AN OBLIGATORY BOND. KNOW all men by these presents, that 1, C. D. of
in the county of am held and firmly bound to H. W. of
in the penal sum of to be paid H. W. his certain attorney, executors, and administrators, to which payment, well and truly to be made and done, I bind myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, firmly by these presents. Signed with my hand, and sealed with my seal. Dated at
A. D. The condition of this obligation is such, That if the above bounden C. D. &c. [Here insert the condition.) then this obligation to be void and of none effect; other wise to remain in full force and virtue. Signed, sealed, and delivered,
in the presence of
A BILL OF SALE. KNOW all men by these presents, that I, B. A. of for and in consideration of to me in hand paid by D. C. of
the receipt whereof I do hereby ac. knowledge, have bargained, sold, and delivered, and, by these presents, do bargain, sell and deliver unto the said D. C. (Here specify the property sold.] To have and to HOLD the aforesaid bargained premises, unto the said D.C. his executors, administrators, and assigns, forever. And I the said B. A. for myself, my executors and administrators: shall and will warrant and defend the same against all per: sons unto the said D. C. his executors, administrators, and assigns, by these presents. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this
1814, In presence of
A SHORT WILL.
last wil and testament, in manner and form following, viz. I gir
fald bequeath to my dear brother, R. A. the sum of ten pounds, to buy him mourning. I give and bequeath to my son J. A. the sum of two hundred pounds. I give and bequeath to my daughter E. E. the sum of one hundred pounds ; and to my daughter A. V. the like sum of one hundred pounds. All the rest and residue of my estate, goods and chattels, I give and bequeath to my dear beloved wife, E. R. whom I nominate, constitute and appoint sole executrix of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other and former wills by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof, I have hereunto bet my hand and seal, the
day of in the year of our Lord Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator, B. A. as and for his last will and testament, in the presence
of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses Vi ereto, in the presence of the said testator.
L. T. Note.-- The testator, after taking off his seal, must, in presence of the witnesses, pronounce these words: “I pi blish and declare this to be my last will and testament.”
Where real estate is devised, three witnesses are absolutely necessary, who must sign it in the presence of the testator.
A LEASE OF A HOUSE. KNOW all men hy these presents, that I, A. B. ol in
for and in consideration of the sum of ceived to my full satisfaction of P. V. of
this clay of in the year of our Lord
have demised and to farm let, and do by these presents, demise and to farm let, anto this said P. V. his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, one certain piece of land, lying and being situated in said
bounded, &c. [llere describe the boundaries] with a dwelling lionise thereon standing, for the term of one year from this date. To HAVE and to hold to him the said P. V. his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, for said term, for him the said P. V. to use and occupy, as to him shall seem mect and proper. And the said A. B doth FURTHER COVENANT with the
said P. that he hath good right to let and demise the sale letten and demised premises in manner aforesaid, and that mig the said A. during the said time will suffer the said P. quietly tờ HAVE and to HOLD, use, occupy and enjoy said demised preinises. and that said P. shall have, hold, use, occupy, possess and enjoy the same, free and clear of all incumbrances, claims, rights and .itles whatsoever. In witness whereof, I the said A. B. hare Tereunto set my hand and seal, this
day of Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of
A NOTE PAYABLE AT A BANK. $500, 60
HARTFORD, May 30, 1815. FOR value received, I promise to pay to Jolin Merchant or order, Five Hundred Dollars and Sixty Cents, at Hartford Bank, in sixty days from the date.
AN INLAND BILL OF EXCHANGE. (883, 34)
Boston, June 1, 1815. TWENTY days after date, please to pay to Thomas Good. win or order, Eighty-Three Dollars and Thirty-Four Cents, and place it to my account, as per advice from your humble servant, Mr. TW. Poremechant,}
A COMMON NOTE OF HAND. [$130)
New-York, March 8, 1821. FOR value received, I promise to pay to John Murray, One Hundred and Thirty Dollars, in four months from this date, with interest until paid.
JOHN LAWRENCE. A COMMON ORDER.
New-YORK, June 10, 1822. Mr. Charles Careful,
Please to deliver Mr. George Speedwell, the amount al Twenty-Five Dollars, in goods from your
store; and charge thie onme to the account of Your Ob't. Servant,
FARMERS' AND MECHANICKS'
BEST METHOD OF
EASY INSTRUCTION OF YOUTH.
BY SAMUEL GREEN.
THACA, N. Y., PRINTED ANLI PUBLISHED BY MACK, ANDRUS, AND WOODRUFF.
SCHOLARS, male and female, after they have acquired a sufficient knowledge of Arithmetic, especially in the fundamental rules of Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division, should be instructed in the practice of Book Keeping. By this it is not meant to recommend that the son or daughter of overy farmer, mechanic, or shop keeper, should enter deeply into the science as practised by the mer chant engaged in extensive business, for such study would engross a great portion of time which might be mora usefully employed in acquiring a proper knowledge of a trade, or other employment.
Persons employed in the common business of life, who do not keep regular accounts, are subjected to many losses and inconveniences to avoid which, the following simple and correct plan is recommend. ed for their adoption.
Let a small book be made, or a few sheets of paper sewed together, and ruled after the cxamples given in this system. In the book, termed the Day Book, are duly to be entercd, daily, all the transactions of the master or mistress of the family, which require a charge to be made, or a credit to be given to any person. No article thus subject to be entered, should on any consideration be deferred till another day. Great attention should be given to write the transaction in a plain hand; the entry should mention all the particulars no. cessary to make it fully understood, with the time when they took place; and if an article be delivered, the name of the person to whom delivered is to be mentioned. No scratching out may be suffered ; because it is sometimes done for dishonest purposcs, and will weaken or destroy the authority of your accounts. But if, through mistako, any transaction should be wrongly entered, the error must be rectified by a new entry; and the wrong one may be cancelled by writing the word Error in the margin.
A book, thus fairly kept, will at all times show the exact state of a porsons affairs, and have great weight, should there at any timo bu s nocausity of producing it in a court of justice.