Title: Lease of House – Apr. 7, 1869 – Memphis, TN
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Title: Lease of House – Apr. 7, 1869 – Memphis, TN
Physical Description: Archival
Publication Date: 1869
Subject: Civil War
Spatial Coverage: North America -- Tennessee -- Memphis
North America -- United States of America -- Florida
North America -- United States of America -- Tennessee
North America -- United States of America
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Bibliographic ID: UF00085712
Volume ID: VID00002
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Printed and Sold at Public Ledger Office, 13 Madison Street, Memphis, Tenn.


Peter Hiestand of the first party, and J. Patton Anderson and Wm. G. Barth of the
second party hereby enter into the following contract, viz: The said first party, by these
presents, leases to said second party, from the First day of Jan. 1869 until the 31st day of
Dec. 1869 the premises belonging to the said party of the first part situated on Raleigh
Avenue near McGehee's Station on the Memphis and Charleston R.R. being the same
formerly occupied by the said Hiestand as his residence, in Shelby County, State of
Tennessee and the said first party covenants that he will keep and secure said second
party in the peaceful use and possession of said premises during the term of Lease, unless
default of payment of rent, or other condition of this contract be made. The said second
party, for and in consideration of the use of said premises, agree to pay to said first party,
or his assigns, the sum of five hundred Dollars, payable in four installments, for which
two Promissory Notes, of Apr. 1st have been executed; and the second party aggress to
deliver up to said first party, or his assigns, the said premises at the expiration of this
Lease, in good order and condition, and to make good all damages to said premises,
except the usual wear and proper use of the same, and also to remain liable for rent until
all the premises, with the keys of the same, cleared of all persons, goods, or things not
belonging to the same, be tendered or delivered to said first party, his heirs underlet the
whole or any part of said premises without written consent of said first party or his
assigns. It is further agreed that in default of either one or more of said payments, or any
part thereof at maturity, or in case of underletting without authority, this Lease may be
declared forfeited by said first party, at his option, in which case the second shall be
liable for all rents until the possession be delivered, and for all damages done to the
premises; and the first party shall have the right to re-enter, take and retain possession of
said premises without being required to make demand of the same, or demand the
payment of rent due, or to give notice of the non-payment of rent, and the first party shall
not become a trespasser by taking possession as aforesaid. No set-off payment of said
rent shall be allowed, unless signed by the first party, his agent or assigns, and the said
notes shall be full and complete evidence of the rent due and owing, and when no notes
are given, the proof of payment of rent shall be on the second party, in all controversies.
It is agreed that said premises are in good order and condition at the date of these
presents. In case of default of the second party, so to forfeit this Lease, in their absence
from this state service of process upon any adult occupying or in possession of the
premises, shall be good and valid service upon the second party provided always that
the parties of the second part shall not be held responsible for the delivery of said
premises except in as good order as they now are, natural wear and decay being taken
into account. It is further agreed that no alteration or repairs shall be done to any part of
said premises by said second party, without the first party's consent, in writing, under the
penalty of double the cost necessary to put the premises in the condition they where
[were] when leased to said second party, and the second party shall not, at any time,
remove any repairs, improvement, additions or fixtures put on said premises by them but
the first party shall have and hold all of the same at the end of said Lease. Said first party

reserves the right to make such repairs, at any time, as are necessary to the security or
preservation of said premises.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, the said parties have hereunto set their hands and affixed
their seals, this 4th day of April one thousand eight hundred and sixty nine.
Pe. Hiestand (SEAL)
J. Patton Anderson (SEAL)
Wm. G. Barth (SEAL)

Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.

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