Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 15 September 1819

This Indenture made on the 15th day of September one thousand eight hundred and nineteen between Thomas Jefferson on the one part and Thomas Jefferson Randolph on the other, both of the county of Albemarle, witnesseth that the sd Thomas Jefferson, in consideration of the sum of one dollar to him in hand paid, and of the obligations & responsibilities herein after expressed, hath given, granted bargained and sold to the sd Thomas J. Randolph a certain parcel of land in the county of Bedford on Bear & North Tomahawk creeks, bounded as follows to wit, Beginning where the main branch of Tomahawk creek crosses the Poplar Forest line, thence along that line N. 11. W. 146. poles N. 35½ W. 63. po. N. 22½ W. 72. po. to where the tract bought of Daniel Robertson corners thence along and around the lines of that tract, to wit N. 60. S. 78. po. N. 35½ E. 178. poles, N. 68. W. 193. po. S. 19. W. 137. po. to the same Poplar Forest line, thence along that line N. 22½ W. 26. po. thence S. 80. W. 71. po. to Bear creek & across the same to the trace of a new road, and along that trace and the sd new road running parallel with & up the creek and nearly along side of it, (being and according to the line of Radford) to his corner at the Double branch of the sd creek on the Mountain road, thence in a direct line thro’ the woods to the road leading from New London to Lynchburg where the road to the Poplar Forest house forks off near the barn and along the sd road towards the house to where it crosses the main or North branch of Tomahawk creek, and down the sd creek to the beginning, containing by estimation nine hundred and fifty six acres, whereof 742 acres are part of the Poplar Forest patent, and 214. acres adjoining the same were patented and purchased from Daniel Robertson. To have and to hold the said parcel of land with it’s appurtenances to the said Thomas Jefferson Randolph and his heirs in trust for the following uses and purposes, to wit to secure to the President and Directors of the United States bank at Richmond the payment of the sum of twenty thousand dollars due to the sd Bank by Wilson Cary Nicholas esq. as principal, & for which the sd Thomas Jefferson acknoleges himself responsible as his endorser and security, and for the payment thereof whensoever demanded by the sd President and Directors, to make sale of the premisses, & from the proceeds of that sale to pay to the sd President & Directors the sd sum of twenty thousand Dollars with interest thereon as aforesaid, or so much thereof as shall not have been previously paid, and the surplus of the sd proceeds, after payment of the twenty thousand Dollars & interest to pay to the sd Thomas Jefferson his heirs executors & administrators. Saving and reserving to the sd Thomas Jefferson & his heirs the possession and occupancy of the premisses & pernancy of the profits thereof until sale and delivery thereof to the purchaser shall be actually made by the sd Thomas Jefferson Randolph for the uses and purposes before expressed. and the sd Thomas Jefferson his heirs, executors & administrators the sd parcel of land with it’s appurtenances to the said Thomas Jefferson Randolph and his heirs for the uses & purposes aforesd will for ever warrant and defend In witness whereof he has hereto set his hand and seal on the day & year before written.

Th: Jefferson {L.S.}

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of

V. W. Southall

Thos Eston Randolph

Wilson J. Cary

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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