I, S. A. Matthews, clerk of the court of said county, do hereby certify that the within deed was received for record in my office May 13th, 1854 and truly recorded in book II of Conveyances pages 250 and 251.
In Testimony whereof I have hereto set my ch—and the seal of my office at Holmesville May 19th 1854. S. A. Matthews, Clerk
This deed of conveyance made this Seventeenth Day of April in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and fifty four between Thomas Garner, Guardian of James L. Raborn,, minor and heir of George W. Raborn, deceased, late of Amite County of the one part, and Henry Y. Carter of the County of Pike and State of Mississippi of the other part witnesseth .
That Whereas at a term of the Probate court of Amite County begun and held at the courthouse thereof on the second Monday in February in the year Eighteen hundred and fifty four it was among other things decreed that the said party of the first part should sell on a credit of Twelve months from the day of sale all that tract of land in Pike County and State of Mississippi known as the east half of the northwest quarter of section 8 in township 2 of Range 7 east containing 80 acres, more or less.
And whereas in pursuance of said decretal order of the court aforesaid the party of the first part as guardian aforesaid did regularly give notice of the time and place of sale in a newspaper published in the town of Holmesville in Pike County and said aforesaid called the "Southrow" three weeks successively commencing on the 23rd day of March AD 1854, and by posting copies of such notice at the following places in said Pike County viz one copy thereof at the door of the court house in Holmesville, one copy at Cartersville, one copy at Quincy Raborns Mill and one copy at Mrs. Vaughan’s mill, all in the County of Pike aforesaid, and in accordance with said notice the said party of the first part did on the day and year first in these presents written, at the door of the courthouse in Holmesville, between the hours prescribed by law, offer the said tract of land with the appurtenances for sale to the said Henry Y. Carter then and there bid for the same the sum of Six Hundred and Ten Dollars, which being the highest and best bid therefore the said premises with the appurtenances were struck off to him.
Now this indenture witnesseth that in consideration of the promises and that the said Henry Y. Carter has executed his bond with Bennet Carter and Wm. C. Curter as his securities for the payment of the said sum of Six Hundred and Ten dollars twelve months after the date of these presents which by law operates as a special Mortgage lien on the said tract of land and appurtenances, the said party of the first part has this dy bargained, sold, aliened, conveyed and confirmed and by these presents does bargain sell and convey and confirm unto the said Henry Y. Carter, his heirs and assigns forever all of the above described tract of land together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments, privileges and appurtenances, thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, and all the estate, right title interest claim and demand either at law or in equity of him George W. Raborn, deceased, above in and to the same.
To have and to hold the above granted bargained and described premises unto him the said Henry Y. Carter, his heirs and assigns and to his and their only proper use benefit and behoof forever as fully and effectually to all interests and purposes in the law as he the said party of the first part, might could or ought to sell and convey the same by virtue of said decretal order of the court aforesaid. In witness whereof of the said party of the first part hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first in these presents written
Thomas Garner (Seal)
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence
The State of Mississippi
Before me, John L. Lamkin, a Justice of the Peace of said county personally appeared Thomas Garner, Guardian of James L. Raborn, minor, who acknowledged that he signed, sealed and delivered the foregoing deed in the Day and Year therein mentioned as his own act and Deed.
John L. Lamkin, J. P. (Seal)