It's an interesting thing that I'd never before noticed, but
brought to my attention, that most Contracts have an Offer,
a Meeting of the Minds, Valuable Consideration given, a Written Contract,
and Both parties, knowingly, willfully and with full disclosure and
consent, sign the contract.
What is strange is, that in most land / mortgage contracts, the closing
documents are one sided. On a loan, the one making the loan does not sign
that he is loaning anything. The one receiving the loan, signs his future
away on the dotted line, with the notary signing as a witness that they
acknowledge the buyer's signature.
On a Contract to Purchase land, The one making the offer for land signs,
and the notary signs as a witness that they acknowledge the seller's
signature, but the buyer, never signs that they accepted the offer! This
of course is standard operating procedure, and legal, but it does not have
all the elements of a lawful contract on it.
As the Assignee by Contract, as evidenced by a clear chain of title back to the
Severance of the Sovereign's conveyance of Public Lands into Private Hands, one
may wish to Acknowledge their acceptance of their Assignment of the original
Land Patent or Grant, by Contract, and have a Public Notary witness your
Acceptance of this assignment, and then record this with your Certified Copy of
your Patent from the Land Office, along with your Public Notice in the Newspaper
giving public a chance to challenge with higher title than yours, and the
Newspaper's Affidavit of Publishing with tear sheets out of the newspaper; then
your complete Chain of Title back to the common source, severance of the
sovereign into private hands - in the County Records.
The Law regarding Acknowledging and Accepting Deed
Examples of Acknowledgment & Acceptance as ideas to create your own:
Some new closing instruments do not give full disclosure verbally, but have you listed as the "Tenant", instead of the Owner… Grantor / Grantee, notwithstanding on both.