This Indenture made the 10th day of November in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and Twenty seven between James Caruthers of the County of Augusta and state of Virginia of the one part and Samuel Jackson of the same County and State of the other part –
Witnesseth Whereas the said Samuel Jackson and David Caruthers deceased, late of the said county, held a certain tract of land in the County aforesaid granted to them by Beverly Randolph, Esquire, then acting as Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, by patent bearing date on the 10th day of September 1787, and afterwards by mutual consent the said Samuel Jackson and the said David Caruthers deceased, made partition of the said tract of land and (there fell) to the the share of the said Samuel Jackson Two hundred and Thirty acres as ____ appear by a survey made by John (Prage) surveyor of the said County on the (5th) day of March 1814 and whence the said David Caruthers having failed in his lifetime to execute a deed of release to the said Samuel Jackson for his share of the said tract of land did by his last will and testament dated on the day of (left blank) authorize, empower and direct the said James Caruthers to execute a legal conveyance of the said two hundred and thirty acres of land – now this indenture further witnesseth that the said James Caruthers acting by virtue of the power and authority aforesaid; and for and in consideration of the sum of five dollars to him in hand paid by the said Samuel Jackson the receipt whereof he hereby acknowledges, the said James Caruthers hath granted, bargained, sold, released & confirmed and by these presents hath given, bargain, sell, released & confirm to him the said Samuel Jackson his heirs and assigns the said Two hundred & thirty acres of land and the appurtenances therewith belonging and which said tract of land is bounded as followeth,
Beginning at a white oak and black oak by a road thence …(info on request)……to the Beginning line the same tract of land whereas the said Samuel Jackson now resides, together with all & singular the appurtenances and things to the said land belonging or in any manner appertaining. To have and to hold the said two hundred & thirty acres of land unto him the said Samuel Jackson his heirs and assigns forever, to the only proper use and behoof of him & his heirs for ever, and the said James Caruthers doth hereby agree to warrant & forever defend unto him the said Samuel Jackson his heirs or assigns the said tract of land against himself and all those claiming by through or under him, but more especially against the claim or claims of the heirs at law of the said David Caruthers so far as he can do in the lawful exercise of the power & authority aforesaid.
In Witness whereof the said James Caruthers hath hereunto set his hand & seal the day and year first above written.
In the Clerks Office of Augusta County, November the 10th 1827