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Edmond Drake
1795 Indenture

South Carolina
For the 28th of December 1795

This indenture made the eighth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five between Thos Wadsworth and Wm Turpin state aforesaid merchants of the one part and Edmond Drake planter of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Thomas Wadsworth and Wm Turpin for and consideration of the sum of thirty pounds currant [sic] money of the state aforesaid unto them in hand well and truly paid by the said Edmond Drake at and before the sealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge and thereof every part thereof do forever exonerate, acquit, discharge the said Edmond Drake his heirs, executors and administrators by these presents have granted bargained sold aliened, infeoffed released and confirmed; and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, lien, infeoff, release and confirm unto the said Edmond Drake his heirs and assigns, all that plantation or tract of land containing one hundred and twenty acres more or less, situate in the County of Laurens state aforesaid Bounded on the East by Samuel Eakins land, on the South by John Rainey's land, on the West by Hancock's land on the North by Wm Young's land and from thence to the beginning corner at a large oak on Sam Eakins line. Said plantation or tract of land was granted to Sam Henderson by his Excelly [Excellency] William Moultrie [Governr] by a grant bearing date the third of October 1785 and hath such form and marks as a plat thereof to the original grant annexed, represents, reference being had thereto will more fully appear--- Together also with all and singular the rights, members, liberties, privileges, improvements, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining the reversions and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof---also all the estate, right, title, interest, use, possession, profit, claim and ___ and whatsoever of them or either of them the said Thomas Wadsworth and Wm Turpin in Law, Equity or Otherwise, however, of, into or out of all and singular the premises and every part thereof. To have and to hold all and singular the premises hereby granted with the appurtenances unto the said Edmond Drake his heirs and assigns to the only proper use, benefit and behalf of the said Edmond Drake his heirs and assigns forever--- and they the said Thomas Wadsworth and William Turpin their heirs and administrators do hereby covenant, grant and agree to and with the said Edmond Drake his heirs and assigns that they the said Thomas Wadsworth and Wm Turpin their heirs and assigns and every of them the said plantation or tract of land containing one hundred and twenty acres more or less hereto conveyed with the appurtenances unto the said Edmond Drake his heirs and assigns against the lawful claim or claims of any person or persons will warrant and by these presents forever defend--- In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have interchangeably set their hands and seals hereunto the day and year first above written.

Thomas Wadsworth
William Turpin

Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us
James Young
Jas Boyce

Personally appeared James Young who being duly sworn as the law directs on his oath sayeth that he was present and saw Thomas Wadsworth and Wm Turpin sign seal and on their act and Deed deliver the within instrument of writing to and for the purposes therein mentioned and that he this deponent together with James Boyce did sign their names as witnesses to the due execution of the same. Sworn this first day of October 1795.

Before me John Hunter
James Young


Laurens County Deed Book F, 1795-1800:66, microfilm roll C-4, Laurens County Library, Laurens, South Carolina