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FORMS OF WRITTEN INSTRUMENTS.

ADMINISTRATORS.

OATII OF AN ADMINISTRATOR.

6 You

swear that

you

believe A B died without leaving any last will and testament; that you will well and truly administer all and singular the goods and chattles, rights and credits of the said A B, and a true and perfect inventory thereof return into this Court at its next term, and that all other duties, appertaining to the charge reposed in you, you will well and truly perform, according to law, and with your best skill and ability : so help you

God.”

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.

Having qualified as administrator on the Estate of A B, deceased, on the first day of May, A. D. 1852: at the dwelling of the said deceased, I will expose to public vendue, on a credit, the personal property of said deceased, consisting of the following property, to wit: (here describe the property,) and other articles unnecessary to mention.

Terms made known on the day of sale.

All persons indebted to the Estate of said deceased are hereby notified to make immediate payment and settlement, as longer indulgence cannot be given; and all persons having claims against said estate will present them for payment within the time prescribed by law, or this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. This the third day of June, A. D., 1852.

ADMINISTRATOR'S INVENTORY.

An inventory of the personal property of A B, deceased, which came into the hands of C D, his administrator : Cash

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on hand, 5,000 dollars, six beds and bedsteads, and furniture, ten head of horses, &c., [here make a complete list of all the property.]

Good Debts. Bond on A B, due May 4th, 1853,

$400,00 Note of hand on C D, due July 1st, 1853,

375,25 Open account on E F G H, &c.,

250,00

$1,025,25

Bad Debts. Bond on X Y, due Jan. 1st, 1853, Open account on H H,JJ, &c.,

$ 60,00 200,00

$260,00

ADMINISTRATOR'S ACCOUNT.-(GENERAL FORM.) The First Account of A B, of, &c., Administrator of the Goods, Chattels, and Effects which were

12576 of the United States, belonging to

33750
Also with one-fourth part of the nett

56 50
Neptune to Havana, made by L. M.
& Co., of which one-fourth helong-

150625
fourth was this day paid by said L.

15 30
M. to this accountant..

5000
My charge for settling the estate..... 25000
Balance of proceeds of estate in my
hands for distribution..

765870
1000000

of 0 D, late of deceased Intestate. 1852. DR.

1852.

CR.
April 22, The said accountant charges himself

April 22, The accountant claims allowance of
with all and singular the goods and

the following sums by him paid out chattels which were of said deceas

on behalf of the estate of said ed, which amount, as per inventory

deceased—together with his own thereof, to the sum of .

512750

charges Also with the semiannual dividend of

Funeral expenses, as per receipts ex100 shares of the stock of the Bank

hibited

Dr. C. J's bill for attendance on said said deceased, and paid this day... 300.00

deceased during his last sickness.

N. O. nurse's bill for attendance on the proceeds of a shipment per Brig

deceased during his last sickness...

Paid Y. Y's note of hand against the ed to said deceased, which one

deceased, due this day.

This sum paid Probate fees

4572150

This sum paid E. F., an attorney, for

professional advice, and for stating 10000100 this account

NOTE.-Formerly, at common law, no compensation was allowed to an executor or administrator for his trouble in settling
an estate. But now, by statute provision or custom, it is believed that a reasonable sum is allowed in all the States. In ordi-
nary cases, that sum is from 24 to 5 per cent., varying according to the magnitude of the estate, and the facility of settling it.

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FORM

OF REFUNDING BOND TO BE TAKEN BY ADMINISTRATOR

ON THE PAYMENT OF LEGACIES,

May 5th, 1852.

State of North Carolina,

County of Wake.

Know all men by these presents that we, C F & H L are held and firmly bound to the State of North Carolina in the sum of [make it double that of the legacy] for payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, signed with our names and sealed with our seals, the day and date first above written,

The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas, the above bounden C F has this day received of Y Y, administrator of A B, deceased, the sum of fifty dollars, in full of his distributive share of the personal estate of the said A B, deceased : now therefore, if any debt or debts, truly owing by the deceased, shall be hereafter sued for and recovered, or otherwise duly made appear, and the said C F shall well and truly refund and pay his ratable part of such debt or debts—then and in that case the above obligation is to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

CF, SEAL.
HL.

SEAL.

AGREEMENTS.

FOR BUILDING A HOUSE.

Articles of agreement made this first day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two, by and between A B, of the city of Raleigh, in the State of North Carolina, merchant of the one part, and C D, of said Raleigh, carpenter, of the other part, as follows, to wit

The said Č D, for the considerations hereinafter mentioned, does covenant, promise, and agree, to and with the said A B, that he, the said C D, will, within the space of nine months from the date hereof, in good and workman-like manner, and according to the best of his art and skill, well and substantially

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