____________________________________________________________________________ This Indenture made and entered into this 10th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, between John Caruthers of the County of Clark and Territory of Arkansas of the first part, and James Miles of the same place of the second part. Witnesseth, that for and in consideration of the sum of six hundred dollars to him the said John Caruthers by the said James Miles, the receipt of which payment is hereby acknowledged, he the said John Caruthers for himself, his heirs &c., hath this day granted, bargained, sold, aliened, transferred, confirmed and conveyed, and by these presents doth bargain, grant, sell, alien, transfer, confirm and convey unto said James Miles, his heirs and assigns forever, all and singular my right, title, interest and claim I have in and to an Improvement of the following description and situation: The improvement being a preemption claim - situated and lying in the County of Clark and Territory of Arkansas on the waters of Wolf Creek, viz: in the North East quarter of Section Thirty-five, Township Eight, Range twenty-three West, of the Fifth Principal Meridian. The aforesaid improvement being the one which Thomas Wood made and conveyed unto Jeremiah Conway, and said Conway to William Gentry, and said Gentry to William Hemphill and said Hemphill to me; to have and to hold to the said James Miles, his heirs and assigns forever, together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging to said improvement or in any wise appertaining thereto. And, the said John Caruthers for himself, his heirs &c., covenant(s) to and with the said James Miles, his heirs and assigns, well and truly to warrant and forever defend all and every claim or claims of him, the said John Caruthers, his heirs &c., and from all and every person claiming by, through or under them, the aforesaid improvement or preemption claim as above described, unto said James Miles, his heirs and assigns forever. In testimony whereof, the said John Caruthers hath hereunto placed his hand and affixed his seal this tenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one: and of the Independence of the United States of America the Forty Sixth. John Caruthers (Seal) ____________________________________________________________________________ Territory of Arkansas, County of Clark, This day, John Caruthers personally appeared before me, Henry L. Biscoe, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for the County aforesaid, and acknowledged the within deed of conveyance to be his voluntary act and deed, hand and seal for the purposes therein mentioned and contained. Given under my hand and private seal, this tenth day of December A.D. 1821 and of the Independence the 46th. Henry L. Biscoe, Clk. I, Henry L. Biscoe, Clerk of the Ciruit Court in and for the County of Clark, do certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the original which I received for record this 13th December and recorded this 1st of June A.D. 1822. Henry L. Biscoe, Clk. ____________________________________________________________________________ Clark County, Arkansas Deed Book A, pages 76-78. ____________________________________________________________________________ HTML file and design by David Kelley, 1997. All rights reserved.