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James Madison and Dolley P. Madison: Indenture for Sale of land by Dolley Payne Madison and James Madison to James Newman, 12 February 1830

[February 12, 1830]

This Indenture made this twelfth day of February A. D. 1830, between James Madison of the county of Orange and Dolley P. his wife of the one part, and James Newman of said county of the other part, Witnesseth, that the said James Madison and Dolley P. his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of twelve hundred and sixty six dollars to him the said James Madison by the said James Newman in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained and sold, and by these presents do bargain, grant, sell and convey unto the said James Newman, his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land, containing by survey one hundred and five and an half acres lying and being in the county of Orange, being a part of the tract known by the name of [E]ve[rm]ondsons and bounded as follows viz: Beginning at a walnut tree in said Newman’s line, running thence north [18¾ ] degrees east 77 poles to a poplar stump and chestnut tree, corner to Garrett Scott, thence north 117 degrees east 243 poles to astake in the centre of the road, in said Scotts line, thence north 118 1/2 degrees west 68 poles to a hickory and [a] spanish oak, thence south 38 1/2 degrees west 78 poles to and oak and hickory, thence south 80 degrees west 29 poles to three old field pines links, north of a small chestnut, thence south 48 3/4 degrees west 143 poles to the beginning. To have and to hold, the said tract or parcel of land with the appurtenances thereto belonging, to him the said James Newman; his heirs and assigns, to the only proper use and behoof of the said James Newman his heirs and assigns forever and the said James Madison and Dolley P. his wife for themselves, their heirs & do hereby covenant and agree to and with the said James Newman his heirs and assigns, that the said James Madison and Dolley P. his wife and their heirs, the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances unto him the said James Newman his heirs and assigns, against him, the said James Madison and Dolley P. his wife and their heirs and against all persons whomsoever shall, and will, and by these presents, do forever warrant and defend. In witness whereof the said James Madison and Dolley P. his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written.

James Madison (seal)

D. P. Madison (seal)

Orange County to wit.

We Conway C. Macon and A. Madison justices of the peace in the county aforesaid, in the state of Virginia do hereby certify that James Madison aparty to a certain deed bearing date onthe 12th day of February 1830, and hereto annexed, personally appeared before us, in our county aforesaid, and acknowledged the same to be his 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 12 day of Feby. 1830.

C. C. Macon (seal)

A. Madison (seal)

Orange County to wit,

We C C. Macon and A. Madison justices of the peace in the county aforesaid, and state of Virginia do hereby certify that Dolley P. Madison the wife of James Madison parties to the within deed bearing date the 12th. day of February 1830, personally appeared before us in our county aforesaid, and being examined by us privily and apart from her husband and having the deed fully explained to her, she, the said Dolley P. Madison acknowledged the same to be her act and deed, and declared that she had willingly, signed and sealed the same and that she wished not to retract it. Given under our hands and seals this 12 day of Feby. 1830.

C. C. Macon (seal)

A. Madison (seal)

At amonthly court held for the county of Orange at the court house, on monday the twenty second of February 1830– This Indenture [was] presented into court, and the same having been duly acknowledged by James Madison and Dolley P. his wife parties thereto, before C. C. Macon and A. madison justices of the peace in the county of aforesaid as appears by their certificates hereon written– The said Indenture and certificates are ordered to be recorded.

Teste

Reynolds Chapman Clk.

[written in the margin of the first page:] Origl Deed sent to Grantee

Tr (Vi: Orange County Courthouse Records).

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