Edmund Holdridge Indenture 1853
E.D. Holdridge to Edwin Lambeth
The State of Alabama
This indenture made and entered into between Edwin Lambeth of the one and Edmund Holdridge of the other part. Whereas the said Edwin Lambeth have endorsed as security his certain promissory notes made payable to Jess Worthy for forty two dollars and fifty cents each on or about the sixth of April last and due the twenty fifth day of December next and the said Edmund D. Holdridge being anxious to save Edwin Lambeth against all responsibility as security of the notes aforesaid therefore this indenture witnesseth that the said Edmund D. Holdridge as well for and in consideration of securing said Lambeth from the payment of the notes aforesaid hath bargained and sold unto said Lambeth his heirs and assigns a certain Rhone mare and colt; and also all the cotton made by said Holdridge on section one in township twenty four and range twenty three on the plantation belonging to John Thompson over and above the rent due to said Thompson to have and to hold the above described mare, colt and cotton hereby granted or mentioned to the said Edwin Lambeth his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behalf of the said Edwin Lambeth. Now if the said Holdridge his heirs and assigns do or will and truly pay the above described note on the day and times herein before mentioned unto the said Worthy, or by other lawful means save keep harmless to the said Edwin Lambeth his heirs and assigns to from the payments of said notes and all costs damages or charges as security aforesaid thru these obligations to be null and void otherwise to receive in full and virtue in law.
Given under my hand and seal this 21st of October 1853.
E.D. Holdridge (seal)
The State of Alabama
I Henry M. Simpson acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County and State aforesaid hereby certify that E.D. Holdridge whose name is signed to the foregoing conveyance and who is known to me acknowledged before me on this day that being informed of the contents of the conveyance he executed the same voluntarily on the day the same bears date.
Given under my hand this 21st day of October 1853
Henry M. Simpson J.P.
The forgoing conveyance filed in office 24 Oct 1853
Mr. C. Lane Judge of Probate
By S. Goolsby Clerk
Source: Probate Records, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, Book unknown, transcribed from photocopy of microfilm, page 75