Excerpt from A Manual Upon the Searching of Records and the Preparation of Abstracts of Title: Real Property Illustrated by References to the Statutes of Alabama, Colorado Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentuky, Michigan, Minnesota,MoreExcerpt from A Manual Upon the Searching of Records and the Preparation of Abstracts of Title: Real Property Illustrated by References to the Statutes of Alabama, Colorado Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentuky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania Tennessee, and WisconsinThe law of real property admits of such a va riety and complication of interests in land, and guards the transfer of them with such strictness, as to make an investigation of the title, on a pur chase, or mortgage, or lease, indispensable to the security of the purchaser, or mortgagee, or lessee.
The title is made up of a series of documents, re quired to be executed with the solemnities pre scribed by law, and of facts, not usually in the United States evidenced by documents, which show that the claimant is the person to whom the law gives the estate, as the heir, or tenant in dower, and the like.
A methodical statement of the con tents of these documents, and facts, and of the evi dence in support of them, constitute An Abstract of Title. The purpose of this work is to state how that abstract should be made, to notice the usual questions of law and doctrines of equity that arise in examining titles, and to refer brie y to the com mon sources of information for the fuller elucida tion of the law.
To attempt to expound the law of real property would not only be beyond our limits, but would be inconsistent with the design of making this a manual for actual practice. It is desired to suggest, within limits which admit of the book being put into the pocket, the points to which the attention ofeounsel should be drawn.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work.
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