South Carolina-This Indenture made the 24th day of December Anno Domini 1753 between John Lessens of Craven County planter of the one part and John Morrall of the same and planter of the other part. Witnesseth that the said John Lesesne for and in consideration of the Sum of twelve hundred pounds current money of said province by the said John Morrall to him the said John Lesesne in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and he therewith content and paid hath Bargained, Sold and Delivered and by these presents doth bargain,, Sell, Confirmed and Deliver unto the said John Morrall and his heirs forever nine negroes their names as follows viz.-one Wench named Clarinda, one Mustee girl Myna, One Mulatto Myna,, one black Ditto Minya, five boys; Cupid, Bob, Adoniss, Port, and July which said nine negroes he the said John Lesesne is now in actual possession Together with all their profits and Increase of the said nine negroes to have and to hold the said nine negroes withall their profits and Increase herein mentioned bargained sold and Confirmed and Delivered unto the said John Morrall his heirs for and assigns for ever to the only proper use and and behoof of the said John Morrall his heirs for ever and he the said John Lesesne for himself his heirs Escors (?) and Admors (?) doth Covenana to and with the said John Morrell his heirs and assigns for ever against all manner of person or persons that shall of my lay claim right Tith or Demand unto the said nine negroes and from himself his heirs or any other person whatsoever claiming or to claim from by or under him or them and lastly that the said nine negroes is now free any Incumbrances whatsoever only the said John Morrall shall be subject to the Taxes that shall be demanded by Law. In the Witness whereof the said party to these to these presents have set his hand and Seal the day and year above written.
signed John Lesesne
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