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|"This indenture sheweth" L&T question
Written by Cheryl
(10/7/2008 12:13 a.m.)
The house and grounds, and furniture, were approved, the Crofts were approved, terms, time, every thing, and every body, was right; and Mr. Shepherd's clerks were set to work, without there having been a single preliminary difference to modify of all that "This indenture sheweth." (ch. 5)
I'm interested in the way "This indenture sheweth" is in quotes. I assume it's part of the legal language of the rental agreement? Just how detailed did these agreements get?
I also noticed that Elizabeth had some of her flowers dug up in the garden and given to Lady Russell ("I have been several times in the garden with Mackenzie, trying to understand, and make him understand, which of Elizabeth's plants are for Lady Russell." Ch. 5) Could she have stripped the whole gardens before the Crofts arrived? Would stuff like this have been included in the documents?
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