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This Indenture made and entered into this 10th day of November one thousand Eight Hundred & thirty seven, between Cyrus Chilton of the one part and Octavus [Octavious] Lawson of the other part both of the County of Lancaster & State of Virginia, Witnesseth that the said Cyrus Chilton in order to secure the payment of a Bond due to Ralph Johnson amounting to one hundred dollars payable on the 2nd day of June 1837, and for the farther consideration of two Dollars in hand paid to the said Chilton by the said Lawson (the receipt whereof in hereby Acknowledged) Have bargained & sold, and by these presents doth bargain and sell, into the said Lawson his Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns, a certain Negro Boy named Butler, To have & to hold the said negro boy Butler with all title & Interest thereto, unto said Lawson &c forever, Upon Trust Nevertheless that the said Lawson shall (at any time after * twelve months after date on the request of the said Johnson his Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns after giving public Notice by advertising for fifteen days at Kilmarnock & White Stone proceed to sell (publickly) the said Negro Boy Butler, at the White Stone, to the highest bidder for ready Cash, and out of the proceeds of said Sale shall pay the said Johnson the full amount of aforesaid Bond & all Interest thereon with the legal Costs and expences attending said Sale and for the recording this Deed, and the balance pay over to said Chilton or to his order, But Nevertheless if said Chilton should pay to said Johnson the full Amount both principal & Interest of said bond and Cost of recording this Deed, before any sale shall be had of said negro Butler, then & in that case, this Deed will be null and void, Otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. In Witness whereof the said Cyrus Chilton and Lawson has hereunto set their hands & seals, the day & year first above Written

, √ Cyrus Chilton Seal , √ Octavious Lawson Seal Sign;d and Acknowledged in presence of Andw Robertson Thomas Armstrong * Interlined before sign'd