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This Indenture made and entered into this 8th day of July in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and forty four, between John H. Montague of the City of Ricmond of the first part, John [illegible] James and Alexander K. Parker of the said city of the second part, and [illegible] James [illegible] of the said City of the third part, witnesseth, whereas the said John H. Montague is indebted to the said [illegible] James [illegible] in two [illegible] negotaible notes, in favor of and endorsed by William L. Montague and payable at the office of [illegible] and deposite of the Exchange Bank of Virginia at Richmond, the one note bearing even date [illegible] and payable six months after date for the sum of $25, 00/100, the other note of the same date payable nine months after date for the sum eof $26, 42/100, whichsaid several sums of money [illegible] the prupose and undertaking of the said John H. Montague to secure to the said [illegible] James [illegible] Nowfor and in consideration of the premises, and of the further consideration office [illegible] in hand and paid to the said John H. Montague by the parties of the second part (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) the said John H. Montague hath bargained and sold, and by these presents doth bargain and sell to the said John [illegible] James and Alex K. Parker, and to the survivor of them, and their heirs, the following slaves [illegible] - one negro woman named Jane, and her five children, named Sarah, Mary Ann, Eliza, Jane and Sophia, together and their future increase, to have and to hold the said negro slaves to the said John L. James and Alexander K. Parker, their heirs
Executors and assigns forever, and the said John H. Montague for himself his heirs, Executors and administrators, doth Covenant with the said John L. James and Alex K. Parker, their heirs and assigns, that the said John H. Montague will, and his heirs Executors and administrators shall, warrant and defend the tittle of the said slaves to the said John L. James and Alex K. Parker forever against the lawful claims and demands of all and every person or persons whatsoever upon special Trust nevertheless that the said John L. James and Alex K. Parker shall permit the said John H. Montague [illegible] in quiet and peaceable possession of the said slaves, and to take the profits arising from their labor or hire to himself to his own use, until defaults [illegible] in the payment of one or both of the before mentioned negotiable notes - he the said John H. Montague hereby binding and pledging himself that all the said slaves, or so many of them as may live so long, shall be kept in the said City of Richmond until this [illegible] fully satisfied and the said negotiable notes paid off [of] whomever default he made in the payment of either or both of the said negotiable notes, [illegible] the duty of the said John L. James and Alex K. Parker or either of them, and the survivor of either of them, when requested so to do by the said [illegible] James [illegible] or the survivor of them, or their assigns or executors or administrators, ten days notice of the time & place being previously given in some news paper published in the City of Richmond - proceed to sell at public auction, for ready money
to the highest bidder all the said negro slaves or so many of them, as maybe sufficient to pay the expenses of recording & executing this [illegible] and whatever [illegible] with interest, may then remain due and unpaid tot he said [illegible] James [illegible] - But if the said John H. Montague shall well & truly pay each and all of the before mentioned negotiable notes as they respectualy became due, so that no default occur in the payment if any of them, then this Indenture shall be void and of no effect but otherwise shall remain in full force and [illegible] In Testimony whereof we the parties to this Indenture have affixed our hands and sals the date before written, Court, this 8 day July 1844 - J. H. Montague (seal) [illegible] L. James (seal) Alex K. Parker (seal) [illegible] James [illegible] (seal)
J. H. Montague 4 to [illegible] L. James and Alex K. Parker Trust deed
1844 July 11. ackd. in off. by Monta-gue, J.L. James & A. K. Parker & A.R.
Recorded No. 46 page 552 and
City of Richmond, to wit: In the office of the Court of Hastings for the said city the 11th day of July 1844 This deed was acknowledged by John H. Montague, J. L. James and Alex. K. Parker, parties thereto, and admitted to record. [illegible] Chs/ Howard, clk.