For and in consideration of the benefits, to be derived from the location of the "University of the South at Sewanee' in Franklin County Tennessee, I do hereby release, relinquish, and surrender to the said University all the right, title, interest and claim which I have in and to the five thousand acres of land which has been given to said University by the Sewanee Mining Company, but retaining to myself the rest of the five thousand acre tract lying eastwardly of the lands of the University of the South as surveyed by D. R. Barney Engineer.
For a more particular discription of said land reference is here made to the contract or deed between the Sewanee Mining Company and the Trustees of the University of the South in relation thereto, and which for that purpose is made a part hereof.
May 26th 1860
D.S. L[a? o?] ng J[?]H[?] Oliver } Witneses
Sta[t?]e of Tennessee [}?] Franklin County [}?] Personally appear[ance?] before me John G [Enochs? Brooks?][CLR?] of [t?]he County Court of Sa[rie?ice?rie?] County. John Hendly the bargainer ma[?][?]e[d?} in the foregoing de[d?] of Conveyance with whom I am personally acquaint[d?] and acknowledge the same to be his a[ct?] and deed for the purposes therein containe[d?] Mit[nef?] my hand at office the 16th day of August 1860 John [G?] [Enochs? Brooks?] C[I?L?][K?R?]
State of Tennessee [}?] at [4?] oclock pm August 20th 1860 Franklin County [}?] then the foregoing deed of conveyanc[e?] was filed in my office for registration [,?] was entered in note book [at?] page 271 and it with the [clerks?] certifficate was duly registere[d?] in Book [3? &?] page 35[H? 4? 11?] Witness my hand at office