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Know all Men By these presents that I Alexander Joyce and Francis Joyce Both of the County of Henry & State of Virginia Do Covenant and Agree to Give Grant Bargain & Sell unto Miles Hicks of the said County and State above mentioned Eight Negros to wit Sarah Taner Milley Dick Sirous Aggey Susa Jude Cleare of all Rits Titles or incombrances for The Turm of five years from this Date it Being in October the 20th Day one thousand seven hundred Eighty five. This Contrack mad Between us and if the said Eight Negros are taken By Law agreeable to the will of James Hick Dest in Less than five years from this Date & the said Alexander Joyce and Francis Joyce Do agree to give the said Miles Hicks What any tow Good men shall say these Negroes is worth Pr. year for every year that the sd Joyce is Defisent in this Contrak above Ritten of five years it Being for Value Received of the said Miles Hicks one Sorting Track of Land Lying and Being in the County of Henry on Marrowbone Creek also the sd Alexander Joyce do agree to give the sd Hicks a Good Waggon & three Good Likely horses fore pare of Chanes fore Collars and Waggon Cloth and to pay Charles faris Six thousand weight of Inspected Tobacco all payable on Demand also to pay the Land Tax for the yeare Eighty five in Witness Whare of we have Afixed hour seal this Day and Date above Written Alexander Joyce (seal) Frances Joyce (seal)

Sealed Signed and Deliverred in the presents of Josias Shaw Thos Jamison Archibald Fariss (his mark)

NB Alexr. Joyce doth likewise agree To confirm warrant & defend the right of the above named negroes to the above named Miles Hicks dureing the natureal Life of his Wife Francess Joyce - (if she should Live longer than the five years above Mentioned }