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          The following was found in the estate papers of  J. Stroup, dec'd.  It had been used as a wrapping for Mr. Stroup's vouchers.  It was common practice to use scrap paper of all sorts, many previously used as this one had been, to wrap vouchers or receipts.  I have not yet found the estate or common pleas papers from which this would have come; however, the names are very familiar...


          Whereas in the Probate Court of Shelby County in the State of Indiana, in a certain proceeding therein

pending on the application of James Montgomery guardian of the Estate of Mary Montgomery, Rebecca Montgomery, Martha Ellen Montgomery, Elizabeth Montgomery, Annis Montgomery, William M. Montgomery, John C. Montgomery, David L. Montgomery and Emily Ann Montgomery, who are minors under the age of twenty one years to make Sale of the interest of Said Minors of and in Certain lands in Said proceeding described, Said interest (besides other property) being the undivided One Twelfth (1/12) part of the tract or parcel of land hereinafter mentioned and described, And in pursuance of the previous orders and decrees of Said Court and of the proceedings and bargain and Sale of Said Guardian, to the Said Court duly reported, of the interest of Said Minors in and to the said tract of land hereinafter mentioned --- At the August Term of said Court in the year 1841 It was ordered adjudged and decreed that the Sale of the title and interes of the said Minors of and in the said real estate to Robert Maxwell Montgomery, as made and reported by Said James Montgomery guardian as aforesaid
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The paper has been torn at this point. I cannot tell if there was originally more to this specific document or not. I would think that at least there would have been signature,s and at the most, a full description of the real estate.
Transcribed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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