This Indenture made and entered into this
day of August one thousand eight hundred and
twenty one between Thomas M. Smoot of the County of Culpeper and State of Virginia of the
one part and James L. Emmons of the said county and state aforesaid of the other part.
Witnesseth that the said Thomas M. Smoot for and in consideration of the sum of twenty three
hundred and seventy dollars and fifty six cents to him in hand paid by the said James L. Emmons
at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged
hath granted, bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said James
L. Emmons his heirs and assigns all that lot or parcel of land at present occupied by the said James L.
Emmons, it being one half of the lot of land purchased by the said Thomas M. Smoot at a sale made
by John Stanard, Marshall of the Fredericksburg Chancery Court on the
day of August 1820
under a decree of the Superior Court of Chancery for the Richmond District pronounced on the
day of March 1820 on the case of Beverly vs
Marshall and which said lot of land is designated in a platt
returned to the said court by the said Marshall as Lot No 2 the one half of which intended to be hereby
conveyed is bounded as follows, Viz, Beginning at a white oak on the river, corner to said Smoot
(as now [ ? ]) thence S 11° W 97 poles to a white oak where a gate hangs, thence S 33° E 336 poles to
Carterís line, thence with Carterís line the several courses thereof to the river and thence with the meander
of the river to the beginning, together with all and singular the houses, buildings, gardens, meadows,
privileges, profits, commodities, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said land belonging
or in anywise appertaining or with the same used or enjoyed, and the reversion and reversions, remainder
and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof and of every part and parcel thereof.
To have and to hold the said piece or parcel of land with the tenements, hereditaments and all and
singular the premises herein before mentioned or intended to be bargained and sold with the
appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any manner appertaining unto the said James L. Emmons
his heirs or assigns forever, and the said Thomas M. Smoot for himself, his heirs, executors, and
administrators doth by these presents covenant, promise and grant to and with the said James L.
Emmons his heirs and assigns that he and they shall forever hereafter peaceably have, hold, occupy,
possess and enjoy all and singular the aforesaid tract or parcel of land free and clear of and from all
legal claims, rights, title, interest or demand of him the said Thomas M. Smoot his heirs or assigns or
of any person or persons claiming by, through or under him and the said Thomas M. Smoot doth for
himself and his heirs hereby covenant and agree to warrant and defend the title of the said land and
premises hereby conveyed unto the said James L. Emmons his heirs and assigns against the claim or
claims of himself or his heirs and against the claim or claims of all or every person or persons whatever
claiming by, through, or under him or them. In witness whereof the said Thomas M. Smoot hath
hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first before written.
Thos M. Smoot
Corporation of Fredericksburg
We John Scott and William A. Knox, Justices of the Peace in the
do hereby certify that Thomas M. Smoot, a party to the forgoing deed bearing date on the
August 1821 and hereto annexed personally appeared before us in our corporation aforesaid and
acknowledged the same to be his act and deed and desired us to certify the said acknowledgement
to the Clerk of the County Court of Culpeper in order that the same may be recorded. Given under
our hands and seals this 27th
day of August 1821.
William A. Knox
August 1821 of James L. Emmons the sum
of eleven hundred and eighty five dollars
and 28 cents being one half of the consideration money the balance to be paid on the 23rd
Thos M. Smoot
At a court held for Culpeper County the 15th
day of October 1821.
This Indenture of bargain and sale from Thomas M. Smoot to James L. Emmons was acknowledged
before two marshals and this day returned into court and the same together with the certificates therein
enclosed is ordered to be recorded.
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Thos W. Lightfoot C.C.