Aaron Hughes to John Hughes

Bill of Sale

Arkansas Territory,                                                          
County of Clark,                                                             
                      Know All Men By These Presents:                        
That, I, Aaron Hughes of the Territory and County, aforesaid, have this day  
bargained and sold to John Hughes of the County & Territory, aforesaid, my   
whole Stock of Cattle, the number I suppose to be in and about thirty head,  
be the same more or less, together with four head of horses, and thirty head 
of Hogs for the consideration of five Hundred Dollars to me in hand paid by  
the said John Hughes, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, and I,    
Aaron Hughes, do in and for the above consideration, give, grant, bargain,   
and sell unto the said John Hughes, all and every (one) of the above         
mentioned Cattle, Horses, & Hogs, to have and to hold the same for his own   
use and purposes.                                                            
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 17th day of   
April, 1823.                                                                 
                     Aaron (his x mark) Hughes (Seal)                        
Signed and sealed and delivered in the presence of us.                       
                               Jas. Haster                                   
                             Joseph McCraven                                 
I, Thomas S. Drew, Deputy Clerk and Exofficio recorder in and for the County 
of Clark, do certify that the foregoing Bill of Sale or Instrument of        
Writing, is a true copy of the original which I found in this office.        
Recorded this 23rd day July, 1824.                                           
                         T.S. Drew, Dep. Clk. &                              
                           Exofficio recorder.                               
Clark County, Arkansas Deed Book A, 1819-1832, page 134.                     
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