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Contract To Build

( Originally Published 1918 )



THIS AGREEMENT, made the tenth day of May, A. D. 19-, between John Doe, of the city of Bloomington, in the county of McLean, and State of Illinois, party of the first part, and Richard Roe, of the same place, party of the second part.

Witnesseth, that the said party of the first part, for the consideration hereinafter mentioned, agrees to erect and build for the said party of the second part, a dwelling-house on the lot of land, numbered 91 Oak street, in the city of Bloomington aforesaid, and to furnish all the materials and, perform all the work necessary to complete the same agreeably to the accompanying plans and specifications signed by the parties ; and to deliver the said building, finished in every respect, to the said party of the second part, on or before the day of next.

In consideration whereof, the said party of the second part agrees to pay to the said party of first part, the sum of one thousand four hundred dollars ($1,400.00), as follows: $200 when the cellar is completed, $200 when the frame is erected, $20o when the outside is shingled and clapboarded, $200 when the lathing is completed, and $600 when the building is finished ; which sums shall be in full of all his claims and demands against the party of the second part, except as hereinafter provided.

And it is further agreed, that the said party of the second part may modify the before-mentioned specification, in any particular, without impairing its validity, or the validity of this contract in other respects;-provided that the sum to be allowed to either party for such alterations shall have been agreed upon by the parties hereto, and a full statement of the same made in writing, and signed by them, before the work to be affected by the change is commenced.

In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals, on the day and year first above written.

JOHN DOE. [SEAL]

RICHARD Ron. [SEAL]

Executed and delivered in presence of



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