Twice-signed partly-printed DS, signed “R. B. Hayes, Notary Public,” one page both sides, 8 x 12.5, May 10, 1852. Warranty deed concerning the sale of real estate in Republic, Ohio, by Robert and Mary Shoemaker to the Lake Erie Rail Road Company of Ohio, with Hayes acknowledging the title and then filling out the portion dated a week later on May 17th, which notes that "Mary C. Shoemaker, wife of said Robert M., being examined by me, separate and apart from her husband and the contents of said deed made known and explained to her declares that she did voluntarily sign, seal, and acknowledge the same." Signed at the conclusion of each section by Hayes, who also dockets the upper portion of the reverse. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds and general light handling wear.
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