State of North Carolina, Henderson County.
This INDENTURE, made this 11th day of May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, nine hundred and eight, between D.L. Thomas of the County of Henderson and State of North Carolina of the first part, and George W. Justice, of the County of Henderson, and State of North Carolina of the second part, WITNESSETH:
WITNESSETH that the sad party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred Dollars in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, has BARGAINED and SOLD, CONVEYED and CONFIRMED, and by these presents do bargain, sell, convey and confirm unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns FOREVER, all the following described piece or parcel of land lying and being in the township of Hendersonville, N.C., County of Henderson, and State of North Carolina and known and designated as follows, viz:
Beginning at a stone on the NE margin of the Buncombe or Asheville Road, located N 47 degrees E 100 feet from said George W. Justice's. Beginning corner of lots conveyed by Florlie(?) Thomas and George Liverett and wife and runs from said stone North 43 degrees East 311 feet to a stake on the southern R.R. right of way thence north with said right of way, south 50 degrees east 100 feet to a stake. George W. Justice's second corner. Of lot above referred be thence with his line South 43 degrees West 311 3/4 feet to a stake, said justice N.E. margin f said road North 47 degrees west 100 feet to the beginning and being Lot No. 7 of the D. Thomas division by commissioner to said D.L. Thomas and recorded in Book 48 at Page 288, of the Records of Deeds for Henderson County.
To have and to hold the same, Together with all the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto in anywise appertaining. And the said D.L. Thomas, party of the first part, do COVENANT with the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, as follows: FIRST, that the said D.L. Thomas is the owner and lawfully seized of said premises. SECOND, that he has a good right to convey the same. THIRD, that the same are free from all encumbrances whatever, and FOURTH, that the party of the second part his heirs and assigns, shall quietly enjoy and possess the same and that he will WARRANT and DEFEND the title to the same against all lawful claims.
In testimony whereof, the said party of the first part has hereunto set his hand and seal, the day and year first above written. Signed, Sealed, and delivered in the presence of
Witness S.Y. Bryson [Both signed & seal]
State of North Carolina, Henderson County. I, C.M. Pace,
Clerk of the Inferior Court in and for the above County and State do
hereby certify that D.L. Thomas
and _________, his wife
personally appeared before me this day and acknowledged the due execution
by him of the annexed deed, and the said ______, being by me
privately examined, separate and apart from her said husband, touching her
voluntary execution of the same, doth state that she signed the same
freely and voluntarily without fear or compulsion of her said husband or
of any other person, and that she doth voluntarily assent thereto.
Let the same, with this certificate, be registered. Witness my hand and
official seal, this 12th day of May, A.D. 1908. C.M. Pace [signed], Clerk
State of _________, _________ County. I, ___________ Justice of the Peace, (Notary Public) in and for the above County and State do hereby certify that _________ and _________, his wife, personally appeared before me this day, and acknowledged the due execution by them of the within deed and the said _______, being by me privately examined, separate and apart from her said husband, touching her voluntary execution of the same, doth state that she signed the same freely and voluntarily, without fear or compulsion of her said husband or any other person, and that she doth voluntarily assent thereto. Witness my hand and seal, this ____ day of ______, 190_. ___________, J.P. [Seal]
State of NORTH CAROLINA, ______ County. The foregoing certificate of _________ a Justice of the Peace (Notary Public) of __________, County and State of _______________, is adjudged to be in due form and according to law. Therefore, let the foregoing deeds with these certificates, be registered. This the ______ day of __________, 190_. _______________, Clerk Superior Court.
[Note: The following transcribed item was a letter attached to the deed from the law office of F. W. Thomas located in downtown Asheville.]
May 2nd, 1908
S.J. Justice, Esq.,
Dear Sir: Yours of the 25th received. I understand that the lot referred to is worth about $100, and I think it would be all right for you to sell it to D.L. Thomas at that figure; I mean, of course, $100 net to him, the purchaser paying commissions to you. I should have answered your letter earlier, but have been away.
Yours very truly,
F.W. Thomas [signed]