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Joseph Gradenigo

Kreps Gradenigo To Joseph Gradenigo
Sale of Slave
Recorded 13th June 1837

Know all men by these presents that Kreps Gradenigo of the State of Louisiana
and Parish of St. Landry for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred
dollars Cash in hand the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged has bargained
and sold, and does by this public act grant bargain, sell alien transfer set
over and deliver unto Joseph Gradenigo of the aforesaid State and Parish a
certain Mulatto girl named Ann [it appears it may be 'Anna'; the last 'a'
appears very faded] aged ab[ou]t. sixteen years. To have and to hold the said
Mulatto girl to the said Joseph Gradenigo his heirs and assigns from and after
the date hereof until she shall have arrived at the age of thirty years, when
he the said Joseph Gradenigo obligates himself his heirs, executors &
administrators to Emancipate her in due form of Law. And the said Kreps
Gradenigo for himself his heirs &c the title to the said Slave against the
Lawful claims of all persons whatsoever to him the said Joseph Gradenigo his
heirs &c does warrant and will forever defend. The purchaser dispenses with
the production of the certificate required by the 3328th Article of the
Louisiana Code. In testimony of all which the parties have hereunto signed in
presence of Richard M. Garwood & Pierre Labyche Competent witnesses and
before George King Parish Judge & ex-officio Notary Public in and for the
Parish of St. Landry at Opelousas this thirteenth day of June in the year One
thousand eight hundred and thirty seven.

Kreps Gradenigo Joseph Gradenigo Witness Richd. M. Garwood & Labyche Geo.
King P. Judge


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