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The deed made this 1st day of March 1861 between J.W. Stone of the first part & C M Blackford trustee of the second part & office of the Exchange Bank of Virginia at Lynchburg of the third part. Whereas the said Jno W Stone is indebted to the said Bank in the sum of Ten Thousand dollars evidenced by his negotiable note for that sum endorsed by Geo W. Perkins bearing even date with this deeds & payable four months after the date thereof, and whereas the said Stone is anxious to secure the payment of the said note or any note or notes given in renewal or continuation of the same in whole or in part. Now therefore this and witnesseth that the said Jno W Stone doth grant unto the said C.M. Blackford with general warranty the following property to wit I. The Houses & lot on Aramond Hill in which he now resides lying in the suburbs of the city of Lynchburg at the corner (south) of 15 & Monroe Street as [projected?] upon the plan of the said city [new style] containing half an acre, it being the same lot purchased by said Stone of B.H. Nowlin[.] II. Forty shares of the stock of the Merchants Bank in the City of Lynchburg now standing in the name of said P.S. March, the scrip for which is now held by me with a transfer from said March. III. The following negroes & the increase of the females to wit Upon this trust. That the said Blackford shall permit the said Stone to remain in quiet enjoyment of the use & profits of the said