James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Robert Taylor, 31 August 1802

From Robert Taylor

August 31st. 1802.

Dear Sir

The deeds requested accompany this.1 I know nothing of yours & miss Nelly’s title—but if the smallest doubt attends it, as the decree directs the warranty to be general—perhaps it would have been best to suffer the pit’s title to have rested on the decrees & to have made no deeds. I have understood the manner of authenticating deeds in Kentucky was the same as here which you will see in the last revised code pages 165 & 341.2 The most usual mode is to acknowledge the deed or have it proved by 3 witnesses in the county court where the grantor resides and have such proof or acknowledgment certified by the clerk under the county seal. I am Yr. Obt.

Robert Taylor

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