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Three travellers met at a caravansary, or inn, in Persia; and two of them brought their provisions along with them, according to the custom of the country; but the third, not having provided any, proposed to the others that they should eat together, and he would pay the val. ue of his proportion. This being agreed to, A produces 5 loaves, and B. 3 loaves, which the travellers eat together, and C. paid 8 pieces of money, as the value of his share, with which the others were satisfied, but quarrelled about the dividing of it. Upon this the affair was referred to the Judge, who decided the dispute by an impartial sentence. Required his decision ?

Come, sprightly youth, and with me rove
In yonder lawn to plant a grove ;
Its curious form lay out with care,
Just as my fancy pictures here ;
This sylvan spot you must compose
Of nineteen trees in nine straight rows;
And to adorn the shaded land,
In each row five trees must stand.
Your task performed, the central tree
We'll consecrate to LIBERTY.

FORMS OF NOTES, BONDS, RECEIPTS,

ORDERS, and DEEDS.

OF NOTES.

No. 1. Tatta, Sept. 4th, 1823. For value received, I promise to pay to John Pilfort, or order, forty dollars on demand, with interest. Attest,

CHARLES HAMMER. HEMAN GEORGE.

No. 2. Astracan, August 20th, 1823. For value received, I promise to pay to A. B. or order, one hundred dollars, on demand, with interest after four months.

J. L.

No. 3. Tatta, October 4th, 1823. For value received, we jointly and severally promise to pay M. N. or bearer, one thousand dollars on demand, with interest.

John Mac.
HENRY BLOOM

No. 4, Port Jackson, Sept. 6, 1823. For value receiv I, C. D. of the town of county of

and state of promise to pay to F. H. of

and state of three hundred dollars on demand, with interest. C. D.

-, county of

pay it.

Reinarks. When a note is written to pay him, or order, as in No. 1. and 2. the person to whom the note is given, may endorse it, that is, write his name on the back of it, and sell it to whom he pleases ; then whoever buys the note, may call on the signer of the note, and if he is unable to pay, or declines doing it, the endorser must

When a note is written to pay him or bearer as in No. 3, any person holding the note may sue, and recover it of the signer. But if the note is not written, to pay him or order, it is not negociable, that is, it cannot be sold or transferred from one person to another ; and if it is not written, to pay him or order, or him or bearer, none but the person to whom the note is given, can sue and recover the same.

When a note is written, on demand, it is recoverable, any time at the option of the creditor ; but if it be written, payable after the expiration of a certain time, as in No. 2, it cannot be recovered till the expiration of that time.

It is unnecessary, in writing notes, to mention the rate of interest, unless it be below the rate established by law ; for no greater rate than legal interest is recoverable in law, and when no rate is mentioned, legal interest is understood.

When a note is written, payable at a certain time, interest does not commence on it till the expiration of that time, unless particularly mentioned in the note.

When a note is given jointly and severally by two or more persons, or by a company, the whole note may be recovered of any individual of the company or signers.

When a note is given, payable at a certain time, in any specified article, as corn, rye, &c. if the article is not offered before the time expires, the creditor is not obliged to receive the article in payment, but may recover the amount in money.

OF BONDS.

A Bond wilh a condition from one to another. KNOW all men by these presents, That I, A.B. of - in the county or - , am held firmly bound to C. D. of H in the sum of two hundred dollars, to be paid to the said C. D. his attorney, his executors, administrators or assigns, to which payment, well and truly to be made, I bind myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents. Sealed with my seal. Dated the fourth day of in, in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and twenty-three.

The condition of this obligation is such, that if the above-bound A. B. his heirs executors, or administrators, do and shall well and truly pay, or cause to be paid unto the above-named C. D. his executors, administrators, or assigns, the full sum of two hundred dollars, with legal interest for the same, on or before the fourth day of next ensuing the date hereof; then this obligation to be void, or otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

A Condition of a Counter Bond, or Bond of Indemnity, where

one man becomes bound for another. THE condition of this obligation is such, That whereas the above-named A. B. at the special iņstance and request, and for the only proper debt of the above bound E. F. together with the said E. F. is, and by one bond or obligation, bearing equal date with the obligation above written, held and firmly bound unto M. N. of H. in the penal sum of dollars, conditioned for the payment of the sum of, &c. with legal interest for the same, on the

next ensuing the date of the said in part recited obligation, as in and by the said in part recited bond, with the condition thereunder written, may more fully appear : If therefore, the said E. F. his heirs, executors, or administrators, do and shall well and truly pay, or cause to be paid unto the said M. N. his executors, administrators, or assigns, the said sum of, &c. with legal interest of the same, on the said day of, &c. next ensuing the date of the said in part recited obligation, according to the true intent and meaning, and in full discharge and satisfaction of the said in part recited band or obligation : Then this oba ligation to be void, or otherwise to remain in full force and virtue,

day of

OF RECEIPTS.

No. 1. Antonia, Sept. 12, 1823. Received of Mr. Theodore Allswellig twenty dollars in full of all accounts.

ABEL ZEALOUS.

No. 2. Antonia, Sept. 12, 1823. Received of Mr. Abel Zealous, ten dollars in full of all demands.

THEODORL ALLSWELL.

Receipt for an Endorsement on a Note. Mexico, Sept. 12, 1823. Received of Mr. S. G. (by the hand of M. L.) thirty dollars, which is endorsed on his note of March 14, 1814.

L. T.

Receipt for Interest due on a Bond. Obolsk, Sept. 12, 1823. Received this day of of Mr. I. L. the sum of twelve dollars in full of one year's interest of two hun. dred dollars, due to me on the day of last, on bond from the said I. L.

I say received by me, H, G.

Receipt for money received on account. Obolsk, Sept. 12, 1823. Received of Mr. O. H. forty dollars on account.

O. M. Remarks. When two persons pass receipts, as in No. 1. and 2. a particular sum must be expressed in each receipt, but it is not necessary that it should be the exact sum received.

Receipts given in full of all accounts, cut off accounts only; but receipts given in full of all demands, cut off not only accounts, but obligations of all kinds.

OF ORDERS.

Philadelphia, June 4, 1823. Mr. O. N. Sir, For value received, pay to G. M. ten dollars, and place the same to my account.

L. F.

Allenton, August 3, 1823. Mr. I. R. For value received, pay to M. D. five dollars, and is, with his receipt, shall be your harge from me. T. S.

Allenton, August 6, 1823. Messrs. J. & C. Please to send by the bearer, Mr. F. L. two hundred dollars, and place the same to my accompt.

G. M.

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OF DEEDS.

A Warranty Deed. KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That I, A. B. of in the County of

and Commonwealth of gentleman, for and in consideration of dollars, cents, paid to me by C. D. of - in the county of

and Commonwealth of yeoman, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, do hereby give, grant, sell and convey to the said C. D. his heirs and assigns, a certain tract and parcel of land, bounded as follows, viz.

[Here insert the bounds, together with all the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging.]

To have and to hold the same unto the said C. D. his heirs and assigns, to his and their use and behoof forever. And I do covenant with the said C. D. his hëirs and assigns, that I am lawfully seized in fee of the premises, that they are free of all incumbrances, and that I will warrant and will defend the same to the said C. D. his heirs and assigns forever, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons.

In witness whereof, I hereupto set my hand and seal this of in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred Signed, sealed and delivered

A. B. 0 in presence of E F. G. H.

and

A Quitclaim Deed. Know ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That I, L. M. of, &c. in consideration of the sum of

to be paid by P. R. of, &c. the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, have remissed, released, and forever quitclaimed, and do by these presents remit, release, and forever quitclaim unto the said P. R. his heirs and assigns forever. (Here insert the premises.) To have and to hold the same, together with all the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging, to him the said P. R. his heirs and assigns forever.

In witness, &c.

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A Mortgage Deed. KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That I, W. B. of in the County of

in the State of -, Carpenter, in consideration of

Dollars

Cents, paid by R. S. of in the County of

in the State of Tailor, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, do hereby give, grant, sell and convey unto the said R. S. his heirs and assigns, a certain tract and parcel of land, bounded as follows, viz.

[Here insert the bounds, together with all the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging]

To have and to hold the afore granted premises to the said R. S. his heirs and assigns, to his and their use and behoof forever. And I do covenant with the said R. S. his heirs and assigns, That I am lawfully seized in fee of the afore granted premises. That they are free of all incumbrances: That I have good right to sell and convey the same to the said R. S. And that I will warrant and defend the same premises to the said R. S, his heirs and assigns forever, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons. Prorided nevertheless, That if I the said W. B. my heirs, executors, or administrators shall well and truly pay to the said R. S. his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, the full and just sum of dollars cents, on or before the

day of which will be in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and with lawful interest for the same until paid, then this deed, as also a certain bond (or note, as the case may be] bearing even date with these presents given by me to the said R. S. conditioned to pay the same sum and interest at the time aforesaid, shall be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue In witness whereof, I the said, W. B. and E. B. my wife, in testimony that she relinquishes all her right to dower or alimony in and to the above described premises, hereunto set our hands and seals this day of

L, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and

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