Agreement, between P. W. Williard and J. B. Bodenhamer/Bodenheimer, March 26, 1883. Williard agreed to pay Bodenhamer $200 for a tract of land. Seal or raised watermark in top left corner of each page - seal is stylized oval with text "CUMBERLAND / MILLS".
Transcription [all spelling & grammar is as written]:
State of North Carolina, Guilford County, know all men by these presents that I P. W. Williard am held and firmly bound unto J. B. Bodenhammer in the sum of ($200) two hundred dollars good and lawful money; to the true and faithful payment whereof to him the said J. B. B. his heirs and assigns I bind myself my heirs and assigns jointly and severally by these presents signed with my hand and sealed with my seal this day of March 26th 1883. / the conditions of this obligation is such that whereas the above bounden P. W. Williard hath contracted and agreed to convey to the said J. B. Bodenhammer and his heirs a certain tract of land in the county of Davidson and the state aforesaid adjoining the lands of Harper Payne, Austin Raper and others to contain ten acres more or less on receiving the sum of one hundred dollars ($100) being the purchase money agreed on between the parties and secured by cash in hand twenty five dollars ($25.00) paid at the executing of this bond and one bond for seventy five dollars ($75.00) bearing even date with these presents due twelve months from the date above written with lawful Interest from date as are reference being had there to will more fully appear now therefore if the said P. W. Williard on receiving the said purchase money together with the interest accrued on the same provided it be tendered any time within sixty days after the bond falls due shall well and truely at his own proper cost make and execute to the said J. B. B. and his heirs a good and sufficient deed of conveyance with general warranty and full covenants to convey and assure unto him the said J. B. B. and his heirs a sure and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple in and to the afforesaid tract of land with the privileges thereto belonging free and discharged of any and all incumbraces whatever then the above obligation is to be void otherwise to remain in full force and effect. / Witness, [unsigned]
|Date||March 26, 1883|
Williard, P. W.
Bodenhamer, J. B.
|Credit Line||Gift of Carolyn B. Oakley|