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Citizens: Petition, Nicholas County

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This Indenture made and entered in to this tenthe [tenth] day of Novber. one thousand Eight hundred and thirty six between John Hall of the County of Fayette & State of Virginia of the one part, and Isaac Sims a man of Color of the County & State aforesaid of the othe[r] part, Witnesseth that the said John Hill for and in consideration of Sum of twenty five dollars to him in hand paid by the said Isaac Sims - the receipt where of is hereby acknowledged, late granted bargained and sold and both by these present grant bargain and sell, unto the said Isaac Sims his heirs and assigns forever the rite title and entrust that he has to a certain trail or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Fayette and State aforesaid on the North East side of Gawby Rive[r] Containing two hundred & sixty acres by patent. Bearing date, the tenth day of Novbr. 1833, and is bounded as follows to wit. Beginning at a Spruce pine or beech on the bank of the Rive[r] there bearing up the Mountain S 19th West 88 poles to White Oak & Red Oak on the top of the Mountain between Rick Creek and Gawby River. Thence with the Mountain up the river S 64 the E 224 to two [illegible] in the head of hollow N 34 E 88 poles to a birch on the west hill side N 9 E 96 poles to a [illegible] and pine on the bank of the River thence with its meanders to the beginning to have and to hold the aforesaid land, his heirs and assigns for ever & he the said John Hill saith by this present covenant and agree that he will for ever warrant and [illegible] the rite and title to the said land from himself, and all persons claiming under him the sd. John Hill, but no further.

In testimony where of I here unto set my hand and Seal the 10 day of Novbr. 1836

John Hill {Seal}