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State of Louisiana
Parish of St. Helena
Louisiana State Seal

Sale of Land
David Gaines to William Durbin
23 April 1828

Be it remembered that on this twenty third day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred twenty eight before me, Burlin Childress, Parish Judge and ex officio notary public in and for the parish of St. Helena, State of Louisiana, personally appeared William Durbin of said parish who produced an instrument of writing and requested the same to be admitted of record and which is in the words and figures following To wit:

Know all men by these presents that I, David Gaines of the parish of St. Helena and State of Louisiana, for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to be paid in the following manner by the aforesaid William Durbin of the aforesaid parish and State, To wit:

Three hundred dollars in cattle, one note of hand [...] Archibald Haralson for one hundred and fifty dollars, and his own promissory note for fifty dollars payable in the month of January, Eighteen hundred and and [sic] twenty nine, the said David Gaines does for the aforesaid consideration grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and set over unto the said William Durbin, his heirs, and assigns, a certain tract or parcel of land situate on the east side of the river Natalbany, bounded on the north, south, east and west by Congress? lands, and surveyed by Stephen Roberts as appears by his platt [sic] and Certificate dated November 16th 1824, which is herewith transferred unto the said William Durbin.

To have and to hold, the aforesaid described Tract or parcel of Land unto the said William Durbin, his heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, and the said David Gaines for himself, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, unto the said William Durbin, his heirs, &c. shall and well warrant and forever defend against the claim of all persons.

Done and passed in the Parish of St. Helena, aforesaid this twenty third day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight in presence of Edward Gorman and William Thompson, subscribing witnesses.

David X Gaines [his mark]
William Durbin

Witnesses
Edward Gorman
Wm. Thompson


State of Louisiana
Parish of St. Helena
Louisiana State Seal

Be it remembered that on this the twenty eighth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty, Before me, Burlin Childress, Parish Judge of said Parish, duly commissioned and sworn, personally appeared David Gaines who declared that he had signed the written transfer & he recognized his signature to the same, hereby certifying and confirming the said transfer.

David X Gaines [his mark]

Sworn and Subscribed to this 27th :A 1830
Burlin Childress, P. J.

Be it remembered that having carefully compared the foregoing instrument and finding it to agree in all respects with the original, I have returned the Original to William Durbin, who produced it for record, and declared the same duly recorded the day and year above written.

Burlin Childress, P. J.

Source: Conveyance Records - St. Helena Parish, Louisiana (FHL Film 0355804-pg. 43-44)

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