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Indenture between George S. Cameron and John R. French, 1867 May 4


author: Cameron, George S.; French, John R.; Boyd, Wier G., 1820-1893
extent: [6] p.
date: May 4, 1867
summary: Indenture drawn up by Wier Boyd between George S. Cameron, President of the Dahlonega Gold Company, and John R. French, Treasurer and Trustee of the Lumpkin Chestatee Mining Company, dated May 4, 1867. The contract transfers ownership of particular tracts of land from the Dahlonega Gold Company to the Lumpkin Chestatee Mining Company.
repository: Chestatee Regional Library System, Lumpkin County Branch
collection: Madeleine K. Anthony Collection
box: III-7
folder: 7

subjects:
Cameron, George S.
French, John R.
Dahlonega Gold Company
Lumpkin Chestatee Mining Company
Gold mines and mining--Georgia--Lumpkin County
Real property--Georgia--Lumpkin County
Capital stock--Georgia--Dahlonega
Dahlonega (Ga.)
Lumpkin County (Ga.)
Indentures




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[Note: Boyd papers] [Note: Exhibit A. Lump Chestatee M -- Co [Mining Company] -- 1st Haber [Habersham] 125 & others on Chestatee] This Indenture made the fourth day of May in the year one Thousand Eight hundred and Sixty Seven. Between George S Cameron as President of the Dahlonega Gold Company party of the first part and John R. French Treasurer of the Lumpkin Chestatee mining Company as Trustee for the use and benifit [benefit] of the Stockholders of said last mentioned Company party hereto of the second part. Witnesseth [Witnesses] that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Nine Thousand Dollars Lawful money of the United States of America to him in hand paid by the said party of the second part, at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged has granted bargained sold aliened remised released conveyed and confirmed. and by these presents dose [does] Grant bargain sell alien remise release convey and confirm unto the said party of the second part. and to his successors and assigns forever all that certain lot of Land Situate lying and being in the first District of Lumpkin formally [formerly] Habersham County in the State of Georgia known and distinguished in the plan


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of said District as fractional lot one Hundred and Twenty five (125) oposite [opposite] the Fields Gold Mine containing Two hundred acres more or less and also all that tract or parsel [parcel] of Land also Situate in the first District of said Lumpkin County in the State of Georgia known as fractional lot number one hundred and Twenty Three (123) adjoining the Lands hereinafter described and divied from the Same by the River Chestatee containing one Hundred and Sixty five (165) acres more or less and also all that tract or parsel [parcel] of Land Situate lying and being in the fifteenth District of the first Section of originally Cherokee but now in the County of Lumpkin aforesaid in State aforesaid known in the plan of said District as fractional lots numbers Five hundred and Twenty five (525) Five Hundred and Twenty Six (526) Five hundred and Twenty Seven (527) and Five hundred and Twenty Eight (528) on the Chestatee River and known as the Bearden place and also all that certain tract or parsel [parcel] of Land lying immediately above the said Bearden tract in said Fifteenth


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(15th District known as the Collins place imbracing [embracing] lots numbers Five Hundred and Thirteen (513) Five Hundred and [deleted text: Fifteen] [added text: Seventeen] ([deleted text: 515] [added text: 517] ) [added text: [unclear text: should he]] and Five Hundred and Sixteen (516) the said Several lots and fractional lots in said Fifteenth (15th) District containing in the whole Two Hundred acres more or less Together with all and Singular the tenements hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents Issues and profits thereof and also all the Estate right title Interest property possession claim and demand whatsoever as well in Law as in Equity of the party of the first part of in or to the above described premises and every part and parsel [parcel] thereof with the appurtenances. To have and to hold all and Singular the above mentioned and described premises to gether [together] with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part his successors and assigns forever and the said George S. Cameron for himself his heirs Executors and Administrators dose [does] hereby covnant [covenant]


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promise and agree to and with the said party of the second second part. his Successors and assigns that he has not made done. comited [committed] Executed or Suffered any act. or acts. thing or things whatsoever whereby or by means whereof the above mentioned and described premises or any part or parsel [parcel] thereof now are or at any time hereafter shall or may be impeached charged or incumbered [encumbered] in any manner or way whatsoever.
[Note: A handwritten seal appears next to the signature of George S. Cameron below.]

In Witness whereof the said party of the first part has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written in presence of
[Signed] J D. Bright
[Signed] Samuel Huntington
[Signed] Geo [George] S. Cameron
Prest [President] Dahlonega Gold Co. [Company] and Trustee
United States of America. State of New York. and City and County of New York

Be it remembered. that [unclear text: fs] on this fourth day of May in the Year -- one Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty Seven. Before me the undersigned Edwin F. Coreya commissioner Resident in the City


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of New York duly commissioned and qualified by the Executive authority and under the Laws of the State of Georgia to take the acknowledgement of Deeds to be used or recorded therein personally appeared Samuel Huntington one of the Subscribing Witnesses to the annexed deed From George F. Cameron President of the Dahlonega Gold Company and John R. French Tresurer [Treasurer] of the Lumpkin Chestatee mining Company and the said Samuel Huntington being by me duly Sworn says he was president on the day and year therein named and saw the said George F. Cameron sign seal and deliver the said Deed for the purposes therein named and that the said Huntington with J D. Bright the other Subscribing witness did then and there sign the same as witness thereto
[Note: A handwritten seal appears next to the signature of Benjamin Davis below.]

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and affixed my official seal the day and year aforesaid
[Signed] Edwin F Corey
Commissioner for the State of Georgia. Recorded July 2nd 1867.
[Signed] Benj. [Benjamin] Davis
[unclear text: cfc] duly Stamped


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Know all men by these presents that I. George S Cameron as President of the Dahlonega Gold Company in consideration of Six Thousand Shares of the Capital Stock of the Lumpkin Chestatee mining Company have Sold assigned transfe [transferred] and Set over unto John R. French Treasurer in trust for the use and benifit [benefit] of the Stock holders [Stockholders] of the said last mentioned Company all the property real and personal and all the Stock prefered [preferred] and otherwise evidences of debt goods chattles [chattels] and things in action belonging to or due or to become due to the said Dahlonega Gold Company and I do hereby give the said John R. French his Successors or assigns the full power and authority for the Lumpkin Chestatee mining Company use and benifit [benefit] but at their own Cost to ask due and Collect Comperend. and give acquitance [acquittance] for the same or any part thereof and in my name or otherwise to prosicute [prosecute] and withdraw any suits or proceedings at Law or in Equity therefor [therefore]
[Note: Handwritten seals appear next to the signatures below.]

in witness whereof


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I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of May 1867. In presence of (the words his or their own and his or.) Stricken out before execution
[Signed] Geo [George] S. Cameron
[Signed] Samuel Huntington
Duly Stamped Recorded July 2nd 1867.
[Signed] Benj. [Benjamin] Davis.[unclear text: cfc.]

This Indenture made this fourth day of May in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty Seven between George S. Cameron of the first part and John R. French Treasurer of the Lumpkin Chestatee Mining Company as trustee of said Company of the Second part Witnesseth [Witnesses] that the said George S. Cameron for and in consideration of the sum of one Dollar in lawful money of the United States to him in hand paid by the said John R. French Trustee at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged. has granted bargained Sold aliened released quit claimed and conveyed and


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dose [does] by these presents grant bargain Sell alien release quit claim and convey unto the said party of the second part all that certain lot situate lying and being in the first District of Lumpkin formally [formerly] Habersham County in the State of Georgia known and distinguished in the plan of said District as fractional lot number one hundred and Twenty five (125) oposite [opposite] the Field Gold mine [Goldmine] containing two hundred acres more or less and also all that tract or parsel [parcel] of Land also situate in the first District of said Lumpkin County in the State of Georgia known as fractional lot number one Hundred and Twenty Three (123) adjoining the Lands hereinafter described and divied from the same by the River Chestatee Containing one Hundred and Sixty five (165) acres more or less and also all that tract or parsel [parcel] of Land Situate lying and being in the fifteenth District of the first Section or originally Cherokee but now in the County of Lumpkin aforesaid in the


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State aforesaid known in the plan of said District as fractional lots number Five Hundred and Twenty five (525) Five Hundred and Twenty Six (526) Five Hundred and Twenty Seven (527) and Five Hundred and Twenty Eight (528) on the Chestatee River and known as the Bearden Place and also all that certain tract or parsel [parcel] of Land lying immediately above the said Bearden Tract in the said Fifteenth (15th) District known as the Collens Place embracing lots numbers Five hundred and Thirteen (513) Five Hundred and Fifteen ([deleted text: 515] [added text: 517] ) and Five Hundred and Sixteen (516) the said Several lots and Fractional lots in said Fifteenth (15th) District containing Two Hundred. 200, acres more or less. together with all the improvements ways easements rights privaledges [privileges] and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining and all the remainders reversions rents [deleted text: I] issues and profits thereof and all the Estate right title interest claim and demand either at Law or in Equity or otherwise however of the said party of the first-part


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of in or to or out of the said above described premises and any part or parsel [parcel] thereof with the appurtenances To have and to hold the said above described premises and appurtenances unto the said John R. French Trustee as aforesaid for the useses [uses] and benifit [benefit] of the said L. C. M. [Lumpkin Chestatee Mining] Company
[Note: Handwritten seals appear next to the signatures below.]

in testimony whereof the said George S. Cameron has hereunto set his hand and seal on the day and year first herein before written
[Signed] Geo [George] S. Cameron
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
[Signed] D E Somes
[Signed] J F Knight
duly Stamped District of Columbia District and County of Washington[unclear text: fs]

Be it remembered that on this 13th day of May 1867. before me John S. Hollingshead a commissioner of Deeds etc. [et cetera] for Georgia in and for the District of Columba [Columbia] resident in the City of Washington aforesaid in said District do hereby certify that George S. Cameron party to a certain deed baring [bearing] date on the


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4th day of May 1867. and hereunto annexed personally appeared before me as aforesaid the said Geo [George] S. Cameron being personaly [personally] well known to me to be the person who Executed the said deed and acknowledged the same to be his act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned given under my hand and official seal this Thirteenth day of May AD 1867.


[Signed] John S. Hollingshead
Commissioner for Georgia In the District of Columbia Recorded July 2nd 1867. Benj. [Benjamin] Davis. [unclear text: Cfc.]

This Indenture made and entered into this Thirteenth day of March 1867. Between Peter Hannay. James P. Herron and Daniel E. Somes of Washington DC. Wm [William] Windom of Minnesota, John H Rice of Maine and Edward F. Norfolk of New Hampshire parties of the first part and the Lumpkin Chestatee Mining Company party of the second Part Witnesseth [Witnesses] that the said parties of the first part for themselves jointly


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and Severally for and in consideration of fifty Thousand Shairs [Shares] of the Capital Stock of the said Lumpkin Chestatee Mining Company to be paid unto the Parties of the first Part their heirs and assigns by the said Party of the second Part do by these presents hereby sell assign convey and transfer unto the said Lumpkin Chestatee Mining Company or their assigns all the right title Claim and interest in Law or Equity of the Parties of the first part which they or any of them now hold or may hereafter obtain in and to any and all leases within a distance of Ten (10) miles of lots granting mining privaledges [privileges] in the bead [bed] or beads [beds] and banks of the Chestatee River in the State of Georgia Commencing on said River at the lower end of the Canal Cut across lot No (123) in the first District of originally Habersham now Lumpkin County and thence extending down said River as it runs for a distance of Ten miles also all the rights title interest priviledges [privileges] and claims of the said Parties of the first part,


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or any of them in and to any leases of mining interest which they now hold or may hereafter obtain in all tributaries of said River which emty [empty] their water within the Ten mile limits aforesaid. To have and to hold and exercise all the rights privileges and immunities unto the said second Party as fully to all intents and purposes as the same could have been enjoyed by the said Party of the first part or any of them Individually or Severally.

In witness whereof We hereunto set our hands and seals the day and year above written The words in and to on the first page were interlined before signing
signed sealed and delivered in presence of
[Signed] John R. French
[Signed] John S. Hollingshead
duly stamped
[Signed] P. Hannay
[Signed] James P. Herron
[Signed] D E. Somes
[Signed] Wm [William] Windom
[Signed] John H. Rice
[Signed] E F. Norfolk



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District of Columbia City and County of Washington

on this Thirteenth day of march Eighteen Hundred and Sixty Seven before me the subscriber John S. Hollingshead a commissioner of deeds Etc. [et cetera] for the State of Georgia in and for the District of Columbia resident in the City of Washington duly Commissioned and qualified to take the acknowledgements of deeds Ect. [Etc.] [et cetera] in said District to be used and recorded in said State personally appeared Peter Hannay James P. Herron Daniel E Somes Wm [William] Windom John H Rice and Edward F Norfolk who are personally known to me to be the Individuals named in and who Executed the foregoing Indenture and they Severally acknowledged that they Executed the foregoing Indenture for the purpose therein named and mentioned

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and affixed my official Seal this 13th day of March 1867
[Signed] John S Hollingshead
a commissioner of deeds Etc [et cetera] for the State of Georgia in the District of Columbia Recorded July 2nd 1867 Benj. [Benjamin] Davis. [unclear text: cfc]




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Lumpkin Chestatee Mining Co Deed Etc. [et cetera]



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