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DEED OF GIFT
Nicholas Speak to State of Virginia
Speaks Chapel Land
[Early Settlers of Lee County, Virginia and Adjacent Counties, Vol. II, Hattie Muncy Bates, Copyright 1977, page 948]

Deed Book 8, Page 216A

    This Indenture made this _______day of _____ in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine Between Nicholas Speak of Lee County and State of Virginia of one part and Tandy Welch, William Morgan, Adam Yeary, Charles Speak and Nathan Hobbs, trustees in trust for the use and purposes herein after mentioned all of the County of Lee and State aforesaid (Morgan, Welch and Yeary of Claiborne County and State of Tennessee) Witnesseth that the said Nicholas Speak for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar in specie to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath given granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said Tandy Welch, William Morgan, Adam Yeary, Charles Speak and Nathan Hobbs and their successors (trustees) a certain lot or parcel of land containing one acre and 9 poles lying and being in the county and State aforesaid and bounded as follows Beginning at a white oak on the west side of Glade branch...to the beginning to have and to hold the said tract of land with all appurtenances, and privileges thereunto belonging, or in anyway appertaining unto the said Tandy Welch, William Morgan, Adam Yeary, Charles Speak and Nathan Hobbs and their successors in office forever for the use of the members of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States according to the rules and disciplin which from time to time may be agreed upon and adopted by the ministers and preachers of the said Church, at their general conference in the United States.  And in further trust and confidence that they shall at all times permit such ministers and preachers, belonging to said M.E. Church to preach and expound the word of God therein.  And the said Nicholas Speak doth by these present warrant and forever defend the before mentioned piece of land with the appurtenances thereto belong unto the before mentioned trustees and their successors in office forever again the claim of all persons whomsoever.  In testimony whereof the said Nicholas Speak has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year aforesaid.
                                                                                                                    Nicholas Speak  (SEAL)
 

Virginia
        At a court of quarter Sessions continued and held for Lee County at the courthouse thereof on the 19th day of June 1839 this Indenture of bargain and sale for land between Nicholas Speak of one part and Tandy Welch, William Morgan, Adam Yeary, Charles Speak and Nathan Hobbs on the other part, was acknowledged in open court and ordered to be recorded.
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                                                                                                                        J.W.S. Morrison    CC