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Cleary, Nicholas: Petition, Norfolk City

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now is. Please show this to our friend Segar and ask him to aid you in the premises. The petition sets forth all the material facts of the case. Please read it. In order to save you trouble in this matter I hereto annex a sketch of such a law as will meet the case. The hires that have accrued amount to about $50 or $100. You will oblige me if you would let me hear from you on this subject. Very respectfully yr obt Servt [your obedient servant] P: P: Mayo

Sketch of the Law asked for Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That it shall be lawful for, and authority is hereby given to, Nicholas Cleary of the State of Wisconsin, or to his agent and attorney in fact acting for him & in his name to sell the salve Margaret, and to receive the hires thereof, belonging to his infant son Thomas Reilly Cleary; and any sale of the said slave Margaret made by the said Nicholas Cleary or by his agent & attorney in fact acting for him and in his name shall be valid in Law to vest a fee simple title and estate in and to the purchaser of said slave Margaret. Be it further enacted that if the said Slave Margaret be sold by an agent and attorney in fact of said Nicholas Cleary and the hires therefor be received by said agent, for said Nicholas Cleary and in his name, [asking?]

then and in that case it shall be lawful for the agent & attorney in fact of said Nicholas Cleary acting for him and in his name to receive the proceeds of sale of the said slave Margaret & to grant a receipt to the purchaser therefor, and it shall be lawful for the agent and attorney in fact of said Nicholas Cleary to remit to him the net proceeds of such sale, & the hires that have accrued, to be received by him as the property and estate of his said infant son Thomas R. Cleary. This act shall be in force from and after the passage thereof.