This indenture, made this first day of October, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy one, between Keziah D Pratt, party of the first part, and George A. Neal, party of the second part, both of the City and County of Salt <Lake> and Territory of Utah; Witnesseth; that the said party of the first <part> for and in consideration of the sum of fourteen hundred dollars to her in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowleged, has granted, bargained, sold conveyed and confirmed unto the said party of the second part, and by these presents doth bargain, sell convey, and confirm unto him and to his his heirs and assigns forever, all that certain piece or parcel of land, situated in the County of Salt Lake, Territory of Utah, being part of Lot (3) three in Block (76) seventy six, Plat, “A”, Salt Lake City; commencing at a point sixty three feet West of the South East corner of said Lot . on the North side of First South Street; thence, North, twenty rods; thence West, twenty two feet; thence South, twenty rods; thence East, twenty two feet to the place of beginning, containing seven thousand two hundred and sixty square feet of ground: Together with all and singular, the tenements and appurtenances, thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining.

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This conveyance is intended as a mortgage to secure the payment of a certain promissory note given by the said party of the first part to the said party of the second part of even date herewith in the words and figures following to wit


Salt Lake City, October 1st A. D. 1871

Twelve months after date, I promise to pay, George A. Neal, or order, the sum of fourteen hundred dollars in currency of the United States, with interest thereon at the rate of two and a half percent per month till paid, the interest to be paid quarter yearly, that is to say on the first day of January April July and October Value received

(Signed) Kezia D. Pratt

And these presents shall be void if said promissory note, principal and interest, be well and truly paid, according to the tenor and efect then of when the same shall be due and payable. But it is distinctly understood and agreed, that if the interest on said promissory note shall not be punctually paid, when the same shall become due and payable, as in said promissory note mentioned, then and in such case the principal sum of said promissory note and the interest shall be deemed and taken to be wholy due and payable, and proceedings may

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forthwith be had by the said party of the second part, his heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns for the recovery of the same, either by suit on said note or on this mortgage, anything is said note or in this indenture contained to the contrary there of notwithstanding.

In witness whereof, the said party of the first part has here unto set her hand and seal the day and year first above writen

Signed and sealed

In presence of                                                             Kezia D. Pratt
Abinadi Pratt
E. smith

Territory of Utah
County of Salt Lake

Before me, Elias Smith, Probate Judge for said County on this 9th day of October A. D. 1871, personally appeared Keziah D Pratt well known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing mortgage deed as the maker thereof, and acknowleged that she executed the same of her free will, for the purposes therein mentioned.

In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand the day and year last above written

E. Smith
Probate Judge

[Transcribed by Nora Fowers, Mauri Pratt, and Rebecca Staker; Aug. 2011]

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