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John Holdridge and John H. Holdridge
A.G. Henry Lien

The State of Alabama
Marshall County

Know all men by these presence that having this day received from A.G. Henry Twenty-eight and 45/100 dollars advanced on corn and merchandise having given our note bearing date even with this instrument and due the first day of November 1877 for said sum of money we John Holdridge and John H. Holdridge do hereby declare that such advance was obtained by us bona fid for the purpose of making a crop the present year on our own land Russell Plantation in DeKalb County and that without the same it would not be in our power to procure the necessary team provisions and farming implements to make a crop and in consideration of said advances and such other advances as the said A.G. Henry make to us during the current year and to secure the same we hereby grant bargain and convey to the said A.G. Henry the entire crop of cotton corn and wheat and oats which may be produced in said plantation the present year and also the following property --- one mare and one mule in addition to the crop upon which a lien is hereby given and the possession to the same is hereby given to the said A.G. Henry. But the conveyance is upon the following conditions if we fully pay said note and account for additional advances made during the present year in or upon the 1st day of November 1877 when the same falls due the this conveyance to be paid, but if we either remove or attempts to remove said crop or property hereby conveyed in part or in whole before or at the time the same fall due then the said A.G. Henry is authorized to seize and take into his immediate possession said crop and property above conveyed or any of it and also authorized to sell the same at private sale or by giving 10 days notice of time and place of sale by posting in the public places in said county --- to sell the same to the highest bidder for cash and to execute titles to the purchaser and deliver to him or them the possession of such property as may be sold and by the proceeds to pay him the expenses of seizing advertising selling and conveying. Secondly the amount of principal and interest which may be due and unpaid to said A.G. Henry and lastly shall return any surplus of said proceeds to the undersigned witness our hands and seal this 19th day of June 1877
John Holdridge (seal)
J H Holdridge (seal)
A.G. Henry Jr

The State of Alabama
Marshall County
I Jno Taylor a Notary Public in and for said County hereby certify that A.G. Henry Jr a subscribing witness to the forgoing conveyance known to me appeared before me this day and being sworn states that John Holdridge and J.H. Holdridge the grantors in the conveyance executed the same in his presence on the day the same bears date and that he attested the same in the presence of the grantors given under my hand this the 25th day of June 1877 John H Taylor Notary Public

Filed and recorded June 28, 1877
P.A. Brandon
Judge of Probate


DeKalb County Deeds, Book I: 481-482, County Probate Office, Fort Payne, Alabama