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Thomas Nesbit Stinson and Edward Hoogland, tenant agreement

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LANDLORD’S AGREEMENT. [Printed vertically next to the following paragraph]
This is to Certify, That I, Thomas N. Stinson have this Seventeenth day of March 1856, let and rented to Edward Hoogland twenty acres of my field of ploughed land South of my dwelling house, - to be staked off and measured by me
With the appurtenances, and the sole and uninterrupted use and occupation thereof, for the term of one year to commence the first day of March 1856 at the yearly rent of one third of all the crop or crops raised thereon payable by measurement and delivery to me, - if corn, the same to be husked & delivered in my crib, and small grain to be cut and bound and delivered in good order & condition either in stack on the field or at my barn, as I may direct – Provided that said land shall be tilled and attended throughout in a good & workmanlike manner and all things performed in due season – I am to have one third of the corn stalks, - same to be left in the field –
TENANT’S AGREEMENT. [Printed vertically next to the following paragraph]
This is to Certify, That I have Hired and taken from Thomas N. Stinson Twenty acres of his field of ploughed land South of his dwelling house, to be staked off & measured by him – Said crops or crop, if corn, the same to be husked & delivered in said Stinson’s crib, or if small grain the same to be cut & bound & delivered in good order & condition either in stack or the field or at said Stinson’s barn as he may direct in the proportion of one third as herein after mentioned – And I do agree & promise that said land shall be tilled & attended throughout in a good & workmanlike manner and all things performed in due season for one year to commence the first day of March 1856 – at the yearly rent of one third of all the crop or crops raised thereon payable as above mentioned, including one third of the corn stalks to be left in the field.
And I do hereby promise to make punctual payment of the rent in manner aforesaid, and quit and surrender the premises at the expiration of the term, in as good state and condition as reasonable use and wear thereof will permit, damages by the elements excepted.
Given under my hand and seal the 17th day of March 1856
Witness, Edw Hoogland
SURETY. [Printed vertically next to the following paragraph]
In Consideration of the letting of the premises above described, and for the sum of one dollar, I hereby become Surety for the punctual payment of the rent, and performance of the Covenants, in the above written agreement mentioned, to be paid and performed by Edward Hoogland and if any default should be made therein, I do hereby promise and agree to pay unto said Thomas N. Stinson such sum or sums of money as will be sufficient to make up such deficiency, and fully satisfy the conditions of the said agreement, without requiring any notice of non-payment or proof of demand being made.
Given under my hand and seal the 17th day of March 1856

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