PAOLA INCORPORATED

    APPROVED DEED

    This Indenture Made this 13th day of December A. D. 1860, between Baptiste Peoria, a
    reserve of the Confederated tribes of Piankeshaw, Peoria, Kaskaskia and Wea Indians of
    Kansas Territory, and Mary Ann Peoria, his wife, residents of Lykins county, Kansas
    Territory, parties of the first part and The Paola Town Company, of the second part.

    Witnesseth. That the parties of the first part, and The Paola Town Company of the second
    part:

    Witnesseth. That the parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Five
    Thousand and Dollars, in hand paid by the parties of the second part in gold and silver coin
    of the United States, to the parties of the first part, the receipt of which is hereby
    acknowledged, have granted, bargained and sold and do hereby grant, bargain, sell and
    convey to the party of the second part and to their heirs, successors and assigns the
    following described real estate lying in Lykins county, Kansas Territory and bounded and
    described as follows, that is to say:

    Commencing at an ash state by an oak tree on the north-
    west corner of the town track, thence east 321 perches and 3
    feet to a stone monument and stake, thence south 200 perches to
    stake and stone, thence west 321 perches and 3 feet to a stake,
    thence north 200 perches to beginning and containing 403 1/2 acres,
    in Sections 16 and 17, township Seventeen, Range Twenty-three,
    East, and is all upon the headright of Baptiste Peoria, and is a
    part of the allotments of land to the said Baptiste Peoria made
    under the treaty of May 30, 1854, between the above con-
    solidated tribes of Indians and the United States.

    TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the above described premises with the appurtenances to the said
    party of the second part, and to their heirs, successors, and assigns forever. The party of
    the first part hereby covenanting with the part of the second part that the title hereby
    conveyed is free, clear and unincumbered and further that the party of the first part will
    forever warrant and defend the same to the party of the second part and to their heirs,
    assigns and successors against the lawful claims of all persons whomsoever.

    In Testimony Whereof, the parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and ink
    scroll or seals this 13th day of December A. D. 1860.

    Baptiste Peoria (his mark X)
    Mary A. Peoria

    Executed in presence of
           John L. Street,
           B. F. Simpson,
                 Osage River Agency, Paola, Lykins County, Kansas Territory

    Before the undersigned, United States Indian Agen for the Confederated tribe of
    Piankeshaw, Peoria, Kaskaskia and Wea Indians, personally appeared Baptiste Peoria and
    Mary Ann Peoria, his wife, well known to me to be the identical grantors in the above deed
    named, and whose genuine signature appeared thereto and acknowledged the signing
    and sealing of the above deed of conveyance to be their free, voluntary act and deed for
    the uses and purposes therein named, and the said Mary Ann Peoria being at the same
    time examined by me separate and apart from her said husband, and the contents of said
    deed make known to her by me, she did declare upon such separate examination that she
    signed, sealed and acknowledged the same of her own free will and accord and
    relinquished her dower interest therein, without fear of compulsion on the part of her
    husband and that she is still satisfied therewith.

    Witness my hand and ink scroll or seal this 13th day of December A. D. 1860.

    Seth Clover,
    Indian Agent, (Seal Scroli)
    Department of the Interior,
    Office of Indian Affairs
    February 2d, 1861.

    The within deed from Baptiste Peoria, a member of the confederated tribes Peoria,
    Piankeshaw, Kaskaskia and Wes Indians, to the Paola Town Company for the conveyance
    of 103 1/2 acres (as described above) for $5,000 is respectfully submitted to the Acting
    Secretary of the Interior for his approval.
    (Signed) A. B. Greenwood, Commisioner,
    Department of the Interior,
    February 12th, 1861.

    The within deed is hereby approved as recommended by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
    (Signed) Moses Kelley, Acting Secretary.

    Filed for record on March 21st, 1861, and recorded in Book C. of Deeds, at pages 638 and
    639, in the office of the Register of Deeds within and for Miami County, Kansas.
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