This Indenture made this 15th day of September  A. D. 1855 Between Alexander Morrison of the County of Harnett and State of North Carolina of the one part and George W. Pegram, Chairman of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of the County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth: That for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to him in hand paid before the sealing and delivery of these presents He the said Morrison hath given granted bargained, sold, conveyed delivered and forever set over unto the said George W. Pegram Chairman and his successor in office for the use and benefit of the County of Harnett as a part of the County Seat, a certain tract or parcel of Land situate lying and being in the County aforesaid near the Village of Summerville and bounded as follows Viz:  Beginning at a stake & Black jack supposed to be the corner of an old 100 acre survey Known as the Buie Land, thence South 66 E 7.45 chains to a stake - thence North 78 E 7.45 chains to a stake, thence North 24 E 4.72 chains, thence direct ot the Beginning Containing by Estimation fourteen acres.  The rights and title of said land is hereby warranted and defended to the said Chairman his successors in office from and against him the said Morrison his heirs or any other person claiming under him or them provided the said lands are included within the county or the lines of the Town of Toomar or County Seat of Harnett and provided further that the act creating the county of Harnett be not repealed or the County Seat changed.  In that event the right and title of said Lands will revert to him the said Morrison his heirs & etc   In witness whereof he hereunto sets his hand and seal this day and year above written.


This Deed was sent by Mark Johnson, a descendant of Wm.  Pegram of Cumberland Co., North Carolina.  We transcribed the body of the instrument to save loading time since the images are so large but left the original signatures.  Thanks Mark for another real jewel!

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