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1821, Reuben Harrell of Wythe County, VA

Added 29 August 2015

8 Mar 1821

This indenture made this 8th day of March 1821 between Reuben Harrell of the County of Wythe and state of Virginia of the first part and John Feely of the same county and state of the other part whereas the said Reuben Harrell is justly indebted to David & Robert Miller in the sum of two hundred and sixty two dollars to be paid on the 9th day of October next for the balance of a negro woman purchased at the sale of John Miller dec’d which debt the said Reuben Harrell is willing and desirous to secure, now this indenture witnesseth that for and in consideration of one dollar to the said Reuben Harrell in hand paid by the said John Feely at and before the sealing and delivering of__ presents the receipt thereof is hereby acknowledged he the said Reuben Harrell hath given granted bargained sold and by these presents doth give grant bargain & sell unto the said John Feely his heirs and assigns forever the following slaves Viz one negro woman named Lucy and two of her children a girl named Harriet and a boy named Burrell to have and to hold the said slaves and the future increase of the females thereof to the said John Feely his heirs executors administrators or assigns forever in manner and form following Viz that the said Reuben Harrell his executors administrators the aforesaid slaves and the future increase of the females thereof hereby conveyed unto the s’d John Feely, his executors administrators or assigns against the claims of all person whatever shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents upon trust nevertheless the said John Feely his heirs executors and administrators shall permit the said Reuben Harrell to remain in quiet and peaceable possession of the aforesaid slaves and take the profits thereof unto his own use until default be made in the payment of the said sum of two hundred and sixty two dollars in the whole or in part and then upon the further trust that the said John Feely’s executors administrators or assigns shall and will do soon after the happening of such default of payment as his executor administrator or assigns may think proper or the said David & Robert Miller their executors administrators or assigns may request shall sell the said slaves and the future increase of the females thereof or such part as the said trustee or his representatives hereby authorized to act may think sufficient for the purpose and shall think proper to sell to the highest better for ready money at public auction after having fixed the time and place of the sale at his or her representatives own discretion and given thirty days notice thereof by advertisement to be set up at the door of the courthouse in and Wythe County and some other publick place in the county and out of the money arising from such sale shall after satisfying the charge thereof and all other expenses attending the premises hey to the son David and Robert Miller their executors administrators or assigns the sum of two hundred and sixty two dollars with the legal interest which may thereon have lawfully accrued and the balance if any shall pay to the said Reuben Harrell his heirs executors administrators or assigns. But if the whole of the s’d debt of two hundred and sixty two dollars be made then this indenture to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue and witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first above written.

Sealed & delivered in presence of
Reuben Harrell {Seal}
John Feely {Seal}

A. Pickett
David Florey
James R. Feely

Virginia, At a court held for Wythe County, the 13th day of March 1821.
This Deed in Trust from Reuben Harrell to John Feely was acknowledged by the said Reuben Harrell and John Feely as their act & deed & the same is ordered to be recorded.

Teste
J. P. Mathews Cl

Source: Wythe County Deed Book 8, pp. 238-239.

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