James Madison Papers

Deed of Sale, 29 July 1796 (Abstract)

§ Deed of Sale

29 July 1796, Orange County, Virginia. Indenture by which Boswell Thornton and his wife Lucy of Orange County sold to JM for £25 eight acres of Orange County land adjoining Nathaniel Gordon’s property, “with all woods, waters, quarries of lime and other stone and the Reversions and remainders to the same appertaining.”

Letterbook copy (Vi: Orange County Courthouse Records). 2 pp. Witnessed by James Madison, Sr., Frances Taylor Madison, and Mary Pilcher. Recorded by James Taylor, clerk of the Orange County Court, 26 Feb. 1798.

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