To the Honorable City Council of the City of Fort Worth.
With reference to the attached statement of the taxes of A. W. Key, I would respectfully state to the Council that I have taken up this matter with Mr. Smith who is trustee for Assignee for the estate of A.W. Key and I find that the goods of the said Key which were sold realized a very small amount of money and the said assignee is unwilling to pay the taxes of the said Key in full which amount to about $75.00, but he is willing to pay the amount of the taxes as stated in the accompanying statement.
Inview of the fact that litigation would almost certainly result and in view of the fact that there are grave doubts as to whether or not the assignee could be compelled to pay any taxes except those set forth in the attached statement, I therefore recommend to the Council that they accept the sum of $42.13,which I am informed is about one-third of the whole estate, in full payment of the taxes due.
State of Texas County of Tarrant
Know all Men By These Present That The Congregation of Ahavath Sholone, a private religious corporation of the County of Tarrant and State of Texas in consideration of the sum of six Hundred and Fifty Dollars to it in hand paid by Harry Brodkey cash the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged by said corporation and congregation, have granted sold and conveyed and by these presents do grant sell and convey unto the said Harry Brodkey of the County of Tarrant in the State of Texas all that certain lot tract or parcel of landT in the City of Ft. Worth Tarrant County Texas and being 50X100 feet in size and situated in the Southwest corner of Block No. 01 of Jenning's South Addition to said city-
Beginning at the S.W. corner of said Block No One (1)- Thence North 50 feet Thence East 100 feet. Thence south 50 feet to Jarvis Street Thence West to place of beginning Being the property conveyed to said congregation Aug 1st 1893 by deed of conveyance recorded in Vol.89 page 236, Deed
Records of Tarrant County, Texas To have and to hold the above described promises, together with all and singular the rights and appurtenances thereto in [anywise?] belonging, unto the said Harry Brodkey, his heirs and assigns forever. And it does hereby bind itself, its successors and assigns to warrant and forever defend, all and singular, the said premises unto the said Harry Brodkey his heirs and assigns, against every person whoms ever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof
Witness the hand of said congregation by its president and trustees this the 8th day of April 1902
Congregation of Ahavath Sholone by M Shonblum Pres. B Leverson Trustee I.N. Mehl Trustee A. Ratner Trustee
State of Texas County of Tarrant.a
Before me Max K Mayer a notary public in and for Tarrant County Texas on this day personally appeared M Shanblum Pres of the congregation and A. Ratner, B. Leverson, and I. Mehl, trustees of said corporation known to me to be the persons whose name are subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that the executed the same for the purposes and consideration therein [expressed?] and as the act and deed of said corporation and is their respective capacities as officers of said corporation.
Taken under my hand and seal of office this the 9th day of April 1902.
Max K Mayer Notary Public Tarrant Co Texas
THE STATE OF TEXAS, } County of Tarrant, } I W.E. BUTLER, Clerk of the County Court of said County, do hereby certify that the above instrument of writing with its Certificate of Authentications, was duly and correctly recorded the 29 day of April A.D. 1902 at 11.25 O'clock a.m. in the Deed Records of said County, in Vol 164 on page 467-8-9.
Witness my hand and official seal at my office in Fort Worth, Texas. the day and your last above written.
W.E. Butler CLERK COUNTY COURT, TARRANT COUNTY
BY ________________ Deputy