Sheriff's Sale

February Term AD 1846

            Pleas held at the Court House in Shelbyville in and for the County of Shelby in the State of Indiana before the Honorable William J. Peaslee President Judge of the fifth Judicial Circuit of Indiana and Ira Bailey and Joshua B. Lucas Esquire Associate Judges of the Shelby Circuit Court for the February Term thereof in the year Eighteen Hundred and forty-six.

John Liter, Richard Price, Joseph Price Jr., John Cook
Callander Price, Thomas S. Newlin, Benjamin Marshall,
Samuel Bissham, Calvin Fletcher and Ovid Butler
                                   
VS                                                 Decree of the Shelby Circuit Court
Jacob Kennerly, Elbridge G. Mayhew and John Allen

           
Be it remembered that on the ninth Judicial day of the term of the Court aforesaid, begun and held as aforesaid before the honorable the Judges aforesaid to wit on Wednesday the fourth day of March in the year aforesaid
            Now come the parties and also comes Alexander Miller Sheriff of the County of Shelby who here now makes and files his report of sale under the said Decree in the words and figures following towit--- To the honorable the Judges of the Shelby circuit court ---- Alexander Miller Sheriff of the County of Shelby and State of Indiana reports that a copy of the Decree in the above entitled case and certified by the Clerk of said Court and under the Seal thereof of the date of the Second day of October in the year 1845 was on the 14th day of October in the year 1845 placed in the hands as Sheriff as aforesaid and to be executed --- that after having given due and time notice of the time and place of sale by advertising the same for three successive weeks next preceding the time of sale in the  Shelbyville Recorder  a Weekly Newspaper published in Shelbyville in said County of Shelby and in three of the most public places in the township in which the Lots and premises decree to be sold are situate --- The said Alexander Miller Sheriff as aforesaid on the fifth day of December in the year Eighteen hundred and forty five and between the hours prescribed by law at the Door of the Court House in Shelbyville in said County of Shelby first having then and there offered for and exposed to sale the rents and profits for the term of seven years of all the lots and premise in said Decree named and therein Decreed to be sold and receiving no bid therefore did offer for and expose to sale and then and there sell at Public Auction to  Calvin Fletcher  and  Ovid Butler  all the said lots and premises in fee simple as follows towit ----All that part of the said lot numbered One on Harrison Street in said town of Shelbyville in Shelby county and State of Indiana which is included in the following boundaries to wit --- Beginning at the South East corner of said lot and running thence North on the West side of Harrison Street forty nine feet and six inches thence West forty one feet and eight and a fourth inches thence South Eighteen feet five and a half inches, thence East Twenty one feet eight inches then South thirty one feet and one half inches to the Public Square and thence East twenty feet to the place of the beginning at and for the price and sum of Eight hundred and Sixty Dollars then and there by said Fletcher and Butler bid therefore ---
        Also all of said lot numbered Six on Mechanic Street in said town of Shelbyville and County of Shelby and State of Indiana aforesaid and all of said lot numbered Seven on Mechanic Street in said town of Shelbyville County of Shelby and State of Indiana aforesaid Except so much of the East end thereof as lies within the following boundaries towit --- Beginning at the North East Corner of said last named lot and running thence West thirty two feet thence South to the South line of said lot thence East Thirty two feet to the South east corner thereof and thence North to the place of Beginning at and for the price and Sum of Six hundred dollars then and there by the said Fletcher and Butler bid therefore they the said Fletcher and Butler being then and there the highest bidders and that the highest and best price bid offered for said lot and premises making together the sum of Fourteen hundred and Sixty dollars which has been fully paid And a Deed of Conveyance in fee executed said Fletcher and Butler in conformity to such sales and in Compliance with said Decree by which sum of Fourteen Hundred and Sixty dollars the sum of $58.21 had been applied to the payment of the Cost herein and the balance of $1401.79 had been applied to said decree as follows towit --- in payment to the said  John Liter,  Richard Price,  Joseph Price  and  John Cook  the sum of $862.38  In payment to the said  Callander Price,  Thomas S. Newlin  and  Benjamin Marshall  the sum of $311.75  In payment to said  Samuel Bissham  the sum of $227.68 the receipts whereof are filed herewith ---All of which is respectfully submitted March 4th 1846 
                                     Alexander Miller Sheriff of Shelby County

            Which report is here now acknowledged by the said Sheriff in open Court and the said Sheriff here now brings into Court the Deed of Conveyance from him to Calvin Fletcher and Ovid Butler named in said report and here now in open Court before the Judges thereof acknowledged the execution of said Deed for the purposes therein mentioned according to law. And on motion of Complainants it is ordered by the Court that the said report, sales, proceedings, and Conveyance of the said Sheriff are fully approved and confirmed and the Clerk of this Court is hereby directed to deliver and hand over to the said Fletcher and Butler the said Deed of Conveyance as evidence and assurance of their title to the premises so sold to them as aforesaid. All of which is finally ordered, adjudged and decreed.
Transcribed by Barb Huff

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