Jenny, etc.: Deed, Richmond City

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This Indenture made this 7th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty five between Simon Abrahams of the City of Richmond of the first part and Isaac Vines of the same city of the second part. Whereas the said Simon Abrahams is the possessor in his own right of the following slaves viz. Jenny a woman aged about fifty three years, John her son aged about fifty three years [sic], Frank also her son aged about nineteen years, [Dilie?] a daughter of the said Jenny aged about seventeen years, Jane also a daughter of Jenny aged about fourteen years and Tom a son of said Jenny aged about seven years, which said Jenny is the wife, and the remaining slaves above mentioned are the children of the said Isaac Vines. And whereas the said Simon Abrahams is indebted to the following persons in the sums herein after named, viz, to Peter V Daniel in the sum of one hundred dollars for his professional services rendered to the said Simon Abrahams, to Andrew Stevenson for a balance due him for the services the sum of fifty dollars. To [Missis?] [Christie?] and Williams of the City of Richmond in the sum of about ninety dollars, and to [Wm?] Henry James of the same city in the sum $ thirty dollars which said several debts the said Simon Abrahams is desirous of satisfying, and for which the said Isaac Vines hath agreed and hereby doth agree to become and to make himself responsable [responsible] for the payment thereof; within the space of two years- from the date of this Indenture, and in the mean time to [furnish?] and provide the said Simon Abrahams with good and sufficient food, clothing, washing and lodging, and hath farther agreed to occupy a portion of a house in the City of Richmond belonging to the said Simon Abrahams and to enclose the same according to an agreement made between them: now this Indenture witnesseth that the said Simon Abrahams for and in consideration of the premises viz the agreement and undertakings herein set forth on the part of the said Isaac Vines, hath transferred, assigned set over conveyed

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and delivered, and by these presents doth transfer assign set over convey and deliver unto the said Isaac Vines for and during the space and term of two years the several slaves herein before mentioned as being the slaves and property of the said Simon Abrahm and the said Simon Abrahams for himself his heirs Exors [executors] and administrators doth convenant and promise and agree with and to the said Isaac Vines that so long as he the said Isaac Vines shall and will honestly and in good faith go on to discharge and pay the debts herein mentioned, and to provide and furnish the said Simon Abrahams with the food clothing, washing and lodging and to enclose the house and Lot on which it is situated, and to occupy the portion of it to be assigned to him, according to the agreements herein already recited or set forth; and according to the the covenants and agreements herein after to be set forth as made and entered into the part of the said Isaac Vines in his possession of the said slaves herein and hereby conveyed to him, but will on the contrary by every legal and proper act on his part to be performed protect and defend the title and possession so conveyed and delivered. And the said Isaac for himself his heirs Executors and administrators, that he will well & truly and faithfully, and without delay, pay, discharge and satisfy, the said several debts herein mentioned and enumerated, to the several persons herein named to the several persons to whom they are due and owing, in the order in which they are herein mentioned, except that the debts due and owing to the said Daniel and Stevenson shall stand upon the same footing as to the time of payment: that he will furnish and provide the said Simon Abrahams with good and sufficient food clothing washing and lodging, during the said space of two years from the date of this Indenture, and will occupy such portion of the house and Lot of the said Simon Abrahams situated in the city of Richmond as shall be assigned to himby the said Abrahams, and will enclose with a good fense and enclosure of wood,

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The Lot of ground on which the said house stands: and at the end and expiration of the said two years he the said Isaac Vines will deliver the said slaves and their increase or the survivors of them to the said Simon Abrahams or to the person legally authorised to recieve possession of them: and that should the said Isaac Vines at any time during the said Space of two [blank] [blank] in the opinion of Peter V. Daniel - or in the event of the death of the said Peter V. Daniel then in the opinion of the Mayor of the City for the time being fail or refuse or prove deficient in making payment and in satisfying the several debts of the said Abrahams herein mentioned, or in furnishing and providing the said Abrahams with good and sufficient food clothing, washing and lodging, or in enclosing the said Lot of ground in manners as is herein before mentioned, it shall in either of the said events be lawful for the said Abrahams and power and authority is hereby reserved to him expressly so to do, to take possession of the said slaves & their increase or the survivors of them, and to hold them as if this Indenture had never been made, and this Indenture shall therefore cease and determine and [be of? - torn page] none effect in Law or Equity. In testimony whereof the parties hereto have subscribed their names and affixed their [seals] to the same on the day and year first herein written

Simon, - Abrahams {LS} his Isaac Vines X his mark {LS}

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City of Richmond towit In the office of the Court of Hustings for the said city the 7th day of January 1825, This Indenture was acknowledged by Simon Abrahams and Isaac Vines, parties thereto and thereupon admitted to record Test Th: [Thomas] C Howard clk

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Abrahams to Vines } Deed

1825 Jany 7. Ackn'd. [Acknowledged] in Office by both & A.R. [Admitted to Record]

Recorded No. 23 page 112 & Examined.

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