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Indenture. Sale of land in Orange County by Dolley and James Madison to John H. Lee and John Willis, 5 June 1832

This Indenture made the fifth day of June one thousand eight hundred and thirty two between James Madison of the County of Orange and Dolly P. Madison, his wife of the one part, and John H. Lee and John Willis of the said County of the other part; Witnesseth, that the said James Madison, and Dolly P., his wife in consideration of three thousand seven hundred and twenty two Dollars and fifty five cents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do by these presents grant, bargain and sell unto the said John H. Lee and John Willis a tract of land in said County containing, by survey two hundred and forty three acres and poles and comprized within the following boundaries, after deducting seventy five acres, Beginning at a white Oak and red oak, thence South forty six degrees, forty five minutes west one hundred and fifty five poles to a stake corner to James Newman is Scotts line thence with Newman’s line North forty seven degrees, forty five minutes west sixty three three tenths poles to a gum, hickory and chesnut oak in said Newmans line, thence North fifty degrees fifteen minutes, East one hundred and forty one five tenths poles to two white oaks in a valley on the South side of the mountain Mill road thence North thirty five degrees East one hundred and sixty three five tenths poles to a dogwood on the South side of the Montpelier’s mill road, thence North seventy one degrees forty five minutes East thirty four poles to three hickories on the South side of the said road thence north twenty seven degrees thirty minutes East two hundred and ninety nine poles to a hickory in John Baylors old line now Reuben Conway’s, thence with said line South seventy five degrees forty five minutes East eighty six three tenths poles to a red oak in the aforesaid line, thence South twenty nine degrees forty five minutes west– four hundred and ninety eight poles to a stake on the North side of a road supposed to be in or near Scotts old line, thence North fifty seven degrees West fifty four poles to the beginning. To have and to hold the said land unto the said John H. Lee and John Willis, their heirs and assigns. In witness whereof the parties have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written. The two erasures above were made before signing and the word "East" inserted.

James Madison (seal)

D. P. Madison (seal)

Orange County sc.

We John Henshaw and Richard M. Chapman Justices of the peace in the County aforesaid, in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that James Madison and Dolly P. Madison parties to the within deed bearing date on the fifth day of June one thousand eight hundred and thirty two, personally appeared before us in our County aforesaid, and acknowledged the same to be their act and deed, and desired us to certify the said acknowledgment to the clerk of the County Court of Orange, in order that the said deed may be recorded. Given under our hands and seals this fifth day of June one thousand eight hundred and thirty two.

John Henshaw (seal)

Richd. M. Chapman (seal)

Orange County sc.

We John Henshaw and Richard M. Chapman Justices of the peace in the County aforesaid in the State of Virginia, do hereby certify that Dolly P. Madison, the wife of James Madison parties to the within deed bearing date the fifth day of June one thousand eight hundred and thirty two, personally appeared before us in our County aforesaid, and being examined by us privily and apart from her husband, and having the deed aforesaid fully explained to her, she the said Dolly P. Madison acknowledged the same to be her act and deed, and declared that she had willingly signed, sealed and delivered the same and that she wished not to retract it. Given under our hands and seals the fifth day of June one thousand eight hundred and thirty two.

John Henshaw (seal)

Richd. M. Chapman (seal)

At a quarterly Court held for the County of Orange, at the Court house, on Monday the twenty seventh day of May 1833. This Indenture, between James Madison and Dolly P. Madison, his wife of the one part and John H. Lee and John Willis, of the other part, was this day ordered to be recorded upon the certificates, <unarr.> of John Henshaw and Richard M. Chapman Justices of the peace, in the County aforesaid, of the acknowledgment thereof, by the said James Madison and Dolly P. Madison before them.

Teste

Reynolds Chapman / cc

Tr (Vi: Orange County Courthouse Records).

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