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This Indenture made and entered into this Thirty first day of May 1844 between FrancoisFrancois Reviere alias Bacanne son of
Antonie D. Riviere, deceased, of the first part, and anthony Ben-
nett, Robert N. MooreRobert N Moore and P. C. Morehead of the second part,
witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of ten dollars
to the party of the first part in hand paid by the parties of
the second part the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged
and in the further consideration of the services of the said
parties of the second part rendered and to be rendered and
money advanced for expenses all in and about the investi-
gation of the ascertaining the sueing for and such other lawful matter pertaining to the recovering of all the property and rights of
the said party of the first part in the city and county of
St LouisSt Louis and in the State of MissouriMissouri as heir of his father
and as heir at law of his grandfather Antoine RiviereAntoine Riviere alias
Bacanne deceased, hath granted bargained and sold
and by these presents doth grant, bargain sell, alien and
convey to the said parties of the second part, one half of all
the property, rights, and interests of the said party of the
first part as heir of his father and as heir of his grand father
in the City and County of St LouisCounty of St Louis, MissouriMissouri, and one half
of all the property which has been given or conveyed to
him by his father in the City and County aforesaid. To
have and to hold the aforesaid mentioned property, rights,
titles and interests, to the said parties of the second part,
their heirs & forever, convenanting to warrant and defend
the same free from the claim or claims of himself, his heirs,
his wife and all other claiming by through or under them
In witness, whereof the said party of the first part hath
hereunto set his hand and seal this day and year within
written.

Francois RiviereFrancois Riviere de Bacanne

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