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Indenture for Ephraim Mitchell for 295 pounds, signed by John Rutledge in Charleston, South Carolina, August 29, 1786. Rutledge was an American statesman and judge from South Carolina.
[recto] I acknowledge to have [obscured by seal] of Ephraim Mitchell Esq , So Carolina Treasury, /Principal/ Indents, £295.14.4 Sterlg in Consideration of North Carolina Indents, to double that Amount, which I have sld & delivered to him, & which which for Value recd, as aforesaid, I hereby promise warrant & engage, to be receivable, in Payment for Land, granted by the State of North Carolina - And, I do hereby in Consideration of five Shillings, to me now in Hand paid by the said Ephraim Mitchell promise, to assign & deliver to him, his Admins, Attorney or Assigns, No. Carolina Indents,/ to be receivable in payment for Land, granted by that State, ) to double the amount of suh So. Carolina Indents,/ not exceeding £1135. Sterling # as he, or they, shall assign, - deliver, or tender, to me, on or before the day of next, immediately upon such Assignment & delivery or Tender - Charleston So. Carolina August 29, 1786 #this Sum £1135 &wh. we pay now 295.14.4 __________ 1430.14.4 wd. pay for 50,000 acres However I leave it to you to insert a further sum if you please, upon a Supposition that B.S. is not to come in for a full ¼. Tho’ I suppose he will be glad to do so.
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