THIS INDENTURE made the two and twentieth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy one
BETWEEN John Yoho of the County of Frederick and Colony of Virginia of the one part and Alexander Machir of County and Colony of the other part,
WITNESSETH, that the said John Yoho for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings in Current money of Virginia; to him in hand paid by the said Alexander Machir at or before the sealing and Delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted, Bargained and sold and by these presents doth Grant Bargain and sell unto the said Alexander Machir a certain Tract of Land on Cedar Creek in the said County and Colony above mentioned and bounded as by a survey thereof by Robert Rutherford;
BEGINNING on the northeasterly side of the Creek near the Bank of the same at a Locust and two young white oaks & extending N 42 W one hundred and twenty four poles by two white oaks on a level then S 49 W three hundred poles to a red oak and two Chestnuts by a large Rock Stone on a high ridge then S 28 E fifty six Poles to a pine and white oak sapling by a steep Bank of the Creek a corner to Thomas Perry then with this line the course continues forty six poles in the line crofsing the Creek then N 48 E three hundred and thirty two Poles to the beginning containing two hundred and forty six acres which said Land was given granted & confirmed to the said John Yoho by the Right Honorable Thomas Lord Fairfax by a Deed bearing the nineteenth day of August Anno Domini one thousand and seven hundred and sixty six. Registered in the Proprietor's office in Book W, page 141 and all Homes, Buildings, Orchards, ways, waters, water Courses, Profits, commodities, Hereditaments and appurtenances whatsover to the said Premises hereby Granted or any part thereof belonging or in anywise appertaining, and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues and Profits thereof,
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the lands hereby conveyed and all and singular other the remises hereby Granted with the appurtenances unto the said Alexander Machir his Executors administrator and afsigns from the day before the date hereof, for and during the full term and time of one whole year from thence next issuing fully to be complete and ended,
YIELDING AND PAYING therefore the rent of one pepper corn on ? day next if the same shall be lawfully demanded to the intent & purpose that by virture of these presents and of the statute for transferring uses into pofsefsion the said Alexander Machir may be in actual Pofsefsion of the Premises and be thereby enabled to accept and take ? and Release of the reversion and Inheritance thereof to him and his heirs
IN WITNESS whereof the said John Yoho hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.
(Source: unknown - extracted from a copy of the original by Hugh L. Yoho)