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freely and absolutely acquitted, exonerated, and forever discharged, or otherwise, by the said grantor, or his heirs, saved harmless and indemnified of, from, and against any and every charge and incumbrance whatever.” A covenant by any such grantor, " that he will execute such further assurances of the said land as may be requisite," shall have the same effect as if he covenanted that he, the grantor, his heirs, or personal representatives, will at any time, upon any reasonable request, at the charge of the grantee, his heirs or assigns, do, execute, or cause to be done or executed, all such further acts, deeds, and things for the better, more perfectly, and absolutely conveying the said lands and premises hereby conveyed, or intended so to be conveyed, unto the grantee, his heirs and assigns, in manner aforesaid, as by the grantee, his heirs, or assigns, his or their counsel learned in the law, shall be reasonably devised, advised, or required. A covenant by any such grantor “that he has done no act to incumber said land," shall have the same effect as if he covenanted that he had done nothing nor executed or knowingly suffered any act, deed, or thing whereby the lands and premises conveyed, or intended so to be, or any part thereof, are, or will be charged, affected, or incumbered in title, estate, or otherwise. And if in such deed, mortgage, or deed of trust, the words “and warrant” be omitted, and there be inserted a covenant by any grantor therein “ that he will warrant specially the property hereby conveyed,” it shall have the same effect as if the grantor had covenanted that he, his heirs, and personal representatives, will forever warrant and defend the said property unto the grantee, his heirs, personal representatives, and assings, against the claims and demands of the grantor, and all persons claiming or to claim by, through, or under him, and the words “with general warranty” in the granting part of any such deed, mortgage, or deed of trust, shall be deemed a covenant by the grantor “ that he will warrant generally the property hereby conveyed.” The words “ with special warranty,” in the granting part of such deed, mortgage, or deed of trust, shall be deemed to be a covenant by the grantor “ that he will warrant specially the property hereby conveyed.” A covenant by a grantor in any such deed, mortgage, or deed of trust, “ that he has the right to convey the said land to the grantee,” shall

All grantor's interest to piss unless

necessary.

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Deed to bind

have the same effect as if the grantor had covenanted that he had good right, full power, and absolute authority to convey the said land, with all the buildings thereon, and the privileges and appurtenances thereto belonging, unto the grantee in the manner in which the same is conveyed, or intended so to be, by the deed, and according to its true intent.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That every grant of land less estatéexpressed

shall pass all the grantor's interest or estate in it, unless plied. " Heirs put the intent to pass a less estate or interest is expressed or

necessarily implied. The term “heirs," or other words of inheritance, shall not be requisite to create or convey an estate in fee.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That a grant or congreater estate veyance by a tenant for life, or years, of a greater estate

or interest than he owns in the land, shall not work a forfeiture of his estate or interest, but shall pass to the grantee what the grantor can lawfully couvey.

Sec. 10. And be it further eracted, That every grant or parties from de. conveyance of land shall bind the parties to it, from the

delivery thereof, and shall bind every other person from And others from the time when it is noted for registration in the office of

the recorder of deeds. The note of its delivery for registration shall be inscribed on the grant or conveyance itself, and shall specify the day and exact time of the day when it was delivered, and shall be signed by the recorder or his assistant to whom it was delivered.

Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That possession of land sion of land to rest heretofore or hereafter commenced and continued fifteen fee-simple.

years without interruption, shall be deemed and held to vest the possessor with a fee-simple title therein against

every claimant unless such claimant was, or shall be, at Except as to claim- the time the right to sue first accrued, disabled from suing suing.

by infancy, coverture, or insanity; and in such case the And in such case claimant shall be barred from suing unless he sues within brought within one one year after the disability or disabilities existing at the carattere disability time the right first accrued is or are removed. The posWhat is meant by session intended to be protected by this section is actual

or constructive, and a bona fide purchaser of land for value in whom the title has been or shall be vested by a registered decree or deed, and which has been or shall be assessed to him on the tax books of the cities of Washington or Georgetown, or county of Washington, as the case

time it is recorded.

Fifteer years un

ants disabled from

unless

possession under this section.

Proviso.

may be, where the land is situated, shall be deemed to have constructive possession from the time of the registration of the decree or deed, in the absence of actual possession by an adverse claimant, and to make out the aforesaid period the defendant may add the time of his own possession, actual or constructive, to the time of the similar possession of another preceding possessor or other successive preceding possessors, through whom he claims: Provided, That no such possession, commenced before the date of this act, and having continued for less than twenty years, shall be a bar to any suit begun within one year from the passage of this act.

Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That the fee for taking beredar taking acan acknowledgment or the proof of a grant or conveyance, and certifying the same so as to authenticate it for registration, shall be one dollar.

Approved August 23, 1871.

August 23, 1871.

C'HAP. CIII.--An Act making an approprialion to pay the salaries of

certain officers in and for the District of Columbia. Be it enacted by the Legislative Asseinbly of the District of Columbia, That until the expiration of the first fiscal quar- Appropriation for ter after the adjournment of the next regular session of certa com loftithe Legislative Assembly of the District of Columbia, there is hereby appropriated, for compensatiou for the officers of the District of Columbia hereinafter named, the following sums:

For collector of taxes, (five thousand dollars per annum,) Collector of taxes. six thousand and forty-one dollars and sixty-six cents.

For three deputy collectors, (two thousand dollars each Deputies. per annum,) six thousand and tive hundred dollars.

For treasurer, (three thousand dollars per amuum,) three thousand two hundred and fifty dollars.

For auditor, (three thousand dollars per annum,) three Auditor. thousand six hundred and twenty-five dollars.

For deputy auditor, (two thousand dollars per annum,) Deputy. two thousand one hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixtyseven cents,

For comptroller, (four thousand dollars per annum,) Comptroller. four thousand eight hundred and thirty-three dollars and thirty-three cents.

For deputy comptroller, (two thousand dollars per an- Deputy.

Treasurer.

Coroner.

Register.

Deputy.

Inspector and tap

Attorney.

Assistant.

Surveyor.

num,) two thousand one hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-seven cents.

For coroner, (two thousand dollars per annum,) two thousand one hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixtyseven cents.

For register, (three thousand dollars per annum,) three thousand six hundred and twenty-five dollars.

For deputy register, (two thousand dollars per annum,) two thousand one hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty

seven cents. Water registrar.

For water registrar, (three thousand dollars per annum,) three thousand six hundred and twenty-five dollars.

For inspector and tapper of water-mains, (eighteen hunper of water-mains. dred dollars per annum,) twenty-one hundred and seventy

five dollars.

For attorney, (three thousand dollars per annum,) three thousand six hundred and twenty-five dollars.

For assistant attorney, (fifteen hundred dollars per annum,) eighteen hundred and twelve dollars and fifty cents.

For surveyor, (eighteen hundred dollars per annum,) twenty-one hundred and seventy-five dollars.

For assistant surveyor,(one thousand dollars per annum,)

twelve hundred and eight dollars and thirty-three cents. Superintendent of

For superintendent of assessments and taxes, (three and thousand dollars per annum,) thirty-three hundred and

ninety-three dollars and eighty-six cents.

For twenty-two assessors for the immediate assessment now being made, (not to exceed four hundred and fifty dollars each,) ninety-nine hundred dollars.

For twenty-two assessors for the assessment of eighteen hundred and seventy-two, (not to exceed four hundred and fifty dollars each,) ninety-nine hundred dollars.

For four members of the board of appeals for the immeBoard of appeals.

diate assessment now being made, (not to exceed fifty dollars each,) two hundred dollars.

For four members of the board of appeals for the assessment of eighteen hundred and seventy-two, not to exceed one hundred and fifty dollars each,) six hundred dollars.

For seven fire commissioners, (two hundred dollars each,) Fire department.

sixteen hundred and ninety-one dollars and sixty-two cents.

For chief engineer of the fire department, (fifteen hundred dollars per annum,) eighteen hundred and twelve dollars and fifty cents.

Assistant.

assessments taxes.

Assessors.

For assistant engineer of the fire department, (twelve hundred dollars per annum,) fourteen hundred and fifty dollars.

For superintendent of the fire-alarm telegraph, (fifteen hundred dollars per annum,) eighteen hundred and twelve dollars and fifty cents.

For two operators of the fire-alarm telegraph, (twelve hundred dollars per annum each,) twenty-nine hundred dollars.

For secretary and treasurer of the fire department, (one thousand dollars per annum,) twelve hundred and eight doliars and thirty-three cents.

For six foremen, (one thousand dollars each per annum,) seven thousand two hundred and fifty dollars.

For five engineers, (one thousand dollars each per annum,) six thousand and forty-one dollars and sixty-seven cents.

For one tillerman, (eight hundred dollars per annum,) nine hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-six cents.

For six hostlers, (eight hundred dollars each per annum,) five thousand eight hundred dollars.

For five firemen, (eight hundred dollars each per annum,) four thousand eight hundred and thirty-three dollars and thirty-three cents.

For thirty-six privates, (seven hundred and twenty dollars each per annum,) thirty-one thousand three hundred and twenty dollars.

For superintendent of Washington public schools, (two Schools. thousand dollars per annum,) twenty-four hundred and sixteen dollars and sixty-seven cents.

For secretary of public schools for Washington city, two (hundred dollars per annum,) two hundred and forty-one dollars and sixty-seven cents.

For treasurer of public schools for Washington city, (eight hundred dollars per annum,) nine hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-seven cents.

For treasurer and secretary of public schools for Georgetown, (five hundred dollars per a inum,) six hundred and four dollars and seventeen cents.

For treasurer and secretary of public schools for the county of Washington, (five hundred dollars per annum,) six hundred and four dollars and seventeen cents.

For market-master of Northern Liberty market, (eight Markets.

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