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(testified by her being a party to, and figning and sealing of these prefents) that the said J. F. shall be entitled to have and receive as a marriage portion with her the said E. D. the sum of which is now vested in bank annuities, in the name of trustees, in trust for the sole use and benefit of her the said E D. AND WHEREAS the said y. F. hath agreed (that in case the said intended marriage Thall take effe&t) in consideration of the faid marriage portion, which he the said ). F. is to have and receive with the said E. D. his intended wife, that he the said 7. F. will charge his real and personal cftates that he may die poffefsed of or entitled unto, with the sum of

- pounds, to be paid, applied, and dispoíed of for the use and benefit of the said E. D. his intended wife, and the iflue of her body, by him jawfully to be begotten in manner berein after parcicularly mentioned, NOW' THESE PRESENTS WITNESS, and the said 7. F. for the considerations aforesaid, and in consideration of five fillings to him in hand paid by the said C. D. at or before the sealing and delivering of these presents, the receipt and payment whereot is hereby acknowledged, doth for himself, his heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant, promise, and agree, to and with the faid C. D. her executors and administrators, in manner and form following, viz. That in case the said intended marriage thall take effect, the heirs, executors, or administrators, of him the said 7. F. th:11 and will, within three nonths next after the decease of him the said J. F. pay, or cause to be paid, into the hands of the said C. D. her executors or administrators, the sum of pounds, of good and lawful money of Great Britain, to be by her put or placed out in some or one of the public funds or government securities, UPON THE TRUSTS, and to and for the several uses, intents, and purposes following, viz. IN TRUST to pay the dividends, interest, and profits of the faid fum of pounds unto the said E. D. or to permit and suffer her to receive and take the same to and for her role and separate use and maintenance for and during the term of her natural life ; and after her decease, IN TRUST to pay and apply the dividends, interest, and profits, of the said sum of pounds for the maintenance and education of all and every the child or children of the body of the faid . K. on the body of the said E. D. lawfully to be begotten, until they, and each and every of them shall have respectively attained their ages of twenty one years, and then IN TRUST to pay and distribute the said sum of pounds, and the dividends, intereft, and profits that shall be then due and in a rear thereon, to and amongst all and every the said child or children of the said marriage in equal proportions, Thare and share alike: and in case of failure of iffue to be bego::en between them, the said 7. F. and E. D. then IN TRUST to transfer and assign the said sum of pounds, and all dividends, interest and profits, due and in arrear thereon, to the said E. D. the daughter, her executors and administrators. AND the faid C. D. doth hereby for herself, her heirs, executors, and adminiftrators, covenant, promise, and agree, to and with the said y. F. and E. D. his intended wife, their executors and administrators, that she

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the said C. the mother, will, as soon as the said sum of pounds fhall be paid to her the said C. D. by the heirs, executors, or administrators of the said J. F. that she the said. C. D. her executors or adminiftrators, shall invest the said sum of pounds in some or one of the public funds or government securities, upon the trusts, and to and for the uses, intents, or purposes, herein before-mentioned and declared concerning the same. AND LASTŁY, for the true performance of all and every the covenants and agreements herein before-mentioned, and contained on the part and behalf of the said parties, to be severally done and performed, each of them bindeth himself and herself, and his and her heirs, executors, and administrators, unto the other of them, bis executors and administrators, in the penal sum of 1000 1. of good and lawful money, &c. firmly by these presents. In Wit

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Of copartnership (for any mechanic trade or business) for seven

years, wbere one is to be the acting partner in the said business. ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT, indented, had, made, concluded, and agreed upon, the

s in the year of our Lord 1771, between 1. P. of &c. of the one part, and 7. A. of $c, of the other part, as follows, viz. HEREAS the said A. P. has for several years last past, at aforesaid, carried on the trade of

and ber ftock, implements, and utenfils in trade, have been valued and appraised at the sum of - AND WHEREAS the faid A. P. in confideration of the sum of of lawful money of Great Brin tain, to her in hand, at or before the sealing and delivery hereof by the said J. A. well and truly paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath agreed to admit and take the said y. A. an equal copartner with her in the said trade, and to be equally interested in the house, shop, and ware-houses where the said A. P. now carries on fame, fituate in aforesaid, and in the stock, implements, and utensils in trade thereunto belonging ; AND ALSO in consideration that the said J. A. hath agreed during the said intended copartnership, principally to apply himself, and act therein, and receive, and pay, all debts to grow due to and from the said joint trade. NOW THESE PRESENTS WITNESS, that in pursuance of the said agreement, and for the confiderations aforesaid, and in order to promote their faid trade, and intereft, they the said A. P. and J. A. have mutually agreed, and by these presents DO, for themselves severally, and for their leveral executors and administrators, covenant, promise, and agree, to and with each other, and to and with the executors and administrators of cach other by these presents, in manner following, (that is to say) that they the said A. P. and J. 1. shall and will, from the day of the date hereof, become and continue copartners and joint traders in the trade or business of a _, and in buying, making, and selling all materials relating thereto, for and during the term of seven years (if

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they shall jointly so long live) on the said stock fo valued and appraised as aforesaid, the particulars whereof are entered in one of the books of account belonging to the said parties, who have thereunto subscribed their names; AND that the said stock, and all the gains and profits of the said copartnership, Thall be equally divided between the said parties ; AND ALSO, that the said copartnership Thall, during the continuance thereof, be carried on and exercised in the said house, shop, and ware-houses, wherein the said trade is now carried on in aforesaid; and that the rent thereof, and all taxes and repairs attending the same, servants wages, and all expences in house-keeping, and all loffes shall be defrayed and paid out of the said joint stock, and the profits thereof; AND LIKEWISE, that neither of the faid parties fhall or will, without the other's consert, take out or employ, to or for his or her own particular use, any money or goods belonging to the said joint stock, at any time dura ing the said copartnership, other than and except as herein after-mentioned ; AND FURTHER, that neither of them fhall or will in any wise deal or trade during the said copartnership, other than for their mutual benefit and advantage, but that they shall and will, at all times during the continuance thereof, be just, true, and faithful to each other, in all their transactions, accounts, and dealings; AND MOREOVER, that the said copartnership shall be managed and carried on principally by the said 7. Å. who shall and will receive and pay all debts to become due to and from the said joint trade, and Ihall and will consult and advise with the faid A. P. about all such goods and materials as shall be bought or fold relating to the said copartnership; and that all bills of parcels, receipts, payments, dealings, and transactions, relating thereto, shall from time to time be given, taken, and entered in the joint names of them the said A. P. and 7. A. AND ALSO, that neither of the said parties shall or will, at any time during the continuance of this copartnership, separately make, accept, fign, or execute any bond, bill of exchange, promissory note, or other writing, whereby the said partnership may be affected, or liable to pay, or answer any money or goods for which the said joint stock shall not have received a valuable consideration, and that if either of them Thall so do, it shall and may be lawful to and for the other of them, by writing under hand and feal, to dissolve the said partnership, which shall from the date and delivery of such inftrument of dissolution, stand abo solutely diffolved and determined to all intents and purposes, as if the said term of seven years had been compleatly elapsed ; “ And further, that if either of the faid parties fall take any apprentice or apprentices (which is hereby agreed shall not be done without the consent of the other of them) that then all such monies which fhall be received with any such apprentice or apprentices, hall belong to, and be divided between the parties hereto equally share and fare alike, and the fervice of the said apprentices during this copartnership, pell be for the equal benefit of the said parties, who are during the time aforesaid to provide for every such apprentice out of the said joint Rock or eftate;" AND LIKEWISE, that all goods, monies, payments, and Securities, bought, sold, received and paid, given, and taken, and

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all dealings in general relating to the said joint trade, fall from ime to time be daily charged and entered by the said J. 1. in proper books for that purpose to be provided out of the said joint stock, wherein shall be also entered a fair and just account of all monies laid out and paid for housekeeping, rent, taxis, repairs, servants wages, and other outgoings, whereby the fair and clear accounts of the laid joint trade may appear; and that all such books, and all securities, accounts, and writings relating thereto, fhall be kept in fome place within the premises where the said partnership shall be carried on and managed, whereto the faid A. P. may resort at all times, to have the fight, perusal, and examination thereof, and to take copies, or extracts of all or any part thereof, without any let or denial whatsoever; and that neither of the said parties hall secret or remove any of such books, securities, accounts, or writings as aforesaid; AND FURTHER, that the said joint ettate shall not at any time be seized, charged, or incumbered with, or for any private or particular debt of either of the said parties, but that every fuch private debt shall be paid and discharged by the party liable thereto, out of his or her particular estate ; AND FURTHER, that neither of the said parties shall or will at any time during the said copartnership, sell or deliver upon credit, or lend, any goods or money, or security belonging thereto, to any person whatsoever, whom one of them shall by writing under his or her hand, caution or forewarn the other not. to trust or give credit to; and that if after such warning given, either of the said parties shall so do, then the debt or debts so made thereby, shall be charged in the partnership books, upon the party so lending or trusting the fame, who shall bear the loss thereof (if any shall happen thereby) and make good the same to the said joint stock, within three months next after the lending or trusting thereof, nor shall or will either of the said parties, during the continuance of the said joint trade, compound any debt which shall arise or grow due thereto, nor sign any bankrupt's certificate, or any letter of licence, release, or other ina ftrument, whereby any money to grow due to the said joint trade may be lessened, delayed in payment, or discharged, without the consent of the other of the said parties for that purpose first obtained; NOR Thall either of them become bail or security for, with, or to any person or persons, by bond, bill, promise, or otherwise, without the other's consent thereto in writing, first had and obtained, AND AL. So, that upon the 25th day of March now next ensuing, or within fourteen days then next following, and so afterwards annually on or within fourteen days after the 25th day of March, in every year dur, ing this copartnerthip, a general account shall be taken, settled, and Aated, by and between the said parties touching the said joint trade, and the stock, encrease, profit, value, and loss thereof, and of all debts owing and payable to or by the said copartnership; and that fuch accounts, or the extracts thereof, shall from time to time be fairly written and entered in two several books to be kept for that purpose, so as that such stated accounts may appear clear and intelligible, at the close of which extracts or entries the said parties fhall severally

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subscribe their names, fignifying their approbation and consent to the faring of such accounts; and each party shall have and keep one of such books so sizned as aforesaid, which said accounts so paffed and subscribed shall be binding and conclusive, unless some error be dircovered in the life-time of both the laid parties, and certified in writing by the party discovering the fame to the other of them; AND it is also agreed, that up in the balancing and settling every such annual account, the neat profits appearing to be gained by the said principal stock, and by the said trade, shall be equally divided be ween the fait parties; AND LIKEWISE, that within the space of twenty days next after the expiration of the said term of seven years, or other fooner determination of this copartnership, by either of the said parties, making, giving, executing, or accepting any such writing as aforesaid, a final general account shall be fettled, entered, subscribed, and patted, by and between them, of and concerning all matters and things relating to the raij joint trade, not before accounted for; and that so soon as the same shall be settled and subscribed, the faid copartnership estate and effects shall be applied to pay off the debts which shall be ther due from the said copartnership account, and then the refidue of the said joint stock, estate, and effe&ts, as also the outstanding debts due to the said copartnership, shall be equally divided between the said parties; AND after such division as aforesaid, neither of them, por either of his or her executors or administrators, shall or will release or discharge any of the debts which shall belong to the other of them, or disavow any action or suit which shall or may be commenced for recovery thereof; PROVIDED ALWAYS, and it is further covenanted and agreed, by and between the said parties to these presents, that if either of them shall depart this life, during the continuance of this copartnership, the survivor of them, his or her executors or administrators, shall stand charged with the whole estate, debts, and effects, which Ihall belong to the said copartnership, at the time of such deceafe happening, and after deducting sufficient to discharge all the debts which shall be then due from the said joint trade, shall and will pay to the executors or administrators of such deceased party, his or her equal moiety of the residue of the surplus of the said joint estate, debts, and effects, as the same shall be appraised and valued by two or more fair and indiferent persons, together with interest for the same, from the death of such deceased party, after the rate of five per cent. per annum, within the space of fix calendar months next after the day of the death of such deceased party ; PROVIDED ALSO, that if it shall happen that the said. A. thall survive the faid A. P. that then and in such case the two leates of the premises wherein the faid joint trade is now carrying on, shall be by her executors or administrators affigned unto the faid . A. his executors, adininiftrators, and aligns, for all the residue of the terms which shall be at the tine of such deceale to come therein, subject to the rents and covenanis from the quarter-day preceding such her decease, on the lefiee's pait to be paid and performed ; AND it is further agreed by and between the Laid parties to theie prelents, that all differences and disputes which NUMB. III.

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