To all people to whom these presents shall come. I Elias Fort Senr of Halifax County State of North Carolina send greeting. Know ye, that I the said Elias Fort Senr for and in consideration of the natural love & affection which I have and bear unto my Son, Ricks Fort of Halifax County and State aforesaid, have given and granted, & by these presents do give & grant, unto the said Ricks Fort all and singular such persons, (here in Mention) Deaf Luke, Lue, Liberty, Joe, Molly, Fanny & Adaline To have, hold & enjoy, all and singular the said persons unto the said Ricks Fort his heirs executors,administrators & assigns to the only proper use & behoof of him the said Ricks Fort his executors, administrators & assigns,for ever. And I the said Elias Fort Senr. all & singular the aforesaid persons to the said Ricks Fort, his heirs, executors, administrators & assigns, against all persons whatsoever, shall & will warrant, & for ever defend, by these presents . In Witness where of the said Elias Fort Senr. hath hereunto set his hand & seal this Twenty third of January in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred & nine.
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Test Elias Fort junr Halifax County May Sessions 1810
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