This indenture made this sixteenth day of January in the year of our Lord, one thousand Eight hundred and two, between John C. Hamilton of the county of Sumner and state of Tennessee of the one part, and Josiah Perry of the state and county aforesaid of the other part, witnessed that I the said J. C. Hamilton for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars in hand paid by the said Josiah Perry, hath bargained and sold a certain tract of land, lying and being in the county of Sumner and Davidson on the North side of Cumberland River on Manskers Creek in the state of Tennessee, containing by estimation two hundred and thirteen acres and one third, be the same more or less, begins and runs as follows, (to wit) Beginning at a Hickory and two white oaks running thence West along Moore's line two hundred and sixty four poles to a Black Gum and Beach, thence North one hundred and thirty four poles to a sugar tree & Beach near Thomas Harrison's improvement, thence East two hundred and sixty four poles to a Hickory and ash, thence South one hundred and thirty four poles to the beginning, with all the privileges advantages and appurtenances thereunto belonging, and I the said John C. Hamilton for me, my heirs executors and administrators do warrant secure and forever defend the right and title of the before recited premises to him the said Josiah Perry his heirs executors and administrators or assigns forever against all lawful claim or claims of any person or persons whatsoever. In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above written. John C. Hamilton (Seal)
signed sealed and delivered in the presence
Acknowledged in open court.
Registered and Examined May the 28th 1803. David Wilson, Reg.