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title:“Bill of Sale for Pohick Church Pew”
authors:John Barry
date written:1774-2-24

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Barry, John. "Bill of Sale for Pohick Church Pew." The Papers of George Mason. Vol. 1. Ed. Bernard Bailyn and James Morton Smith. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1970. 187-88. Print.
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Manuscript, Fairfax County, Va, Clerk's office

Bill of Sale for Pohick Church Pew (February 24, 1774)

[24 February 1774]
THIS INDENTURE made this 24th Day of February in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred Seventy four Between the Vestry of Truro Parish in the County of Fairfax of the one part & John Manley Son & Heir of Harrison Manley Decd. late of the Said Parish & County of the Other part; WHEREAS the Said Vestry did on the 5th. Day of June—in the Year 1772 Order Sundry Pews in the New Church on the upper Side of Pohick to be Sold at the laying of the Next parish Levy, to the Highest bidder; for the benefett of the Parish; Persuent to which order the Said Pews were Sold Accordingly by the Vestry at the Laying of the Said Next parish levy On the 20th Day of November in the Same Year and the Said Harrison Manley decd. then purchased one certain Pew in the Said Church for the price of fifteen pounds Ten Shillings Current Money to Wit the Pew Number'd 30 Situate between the Two Long Isles and Adjoining the North Isle & the Cross Isle as by the proceedings and records of the Said Vestry reference being thereunto had; May more fully and at large appear; AND WHEREAS the Said Harrison Manley hath Sence Departed this life without haveing made any disposition of the Said Pew. Now THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that the Said Vestry for and in consideration of the Said Sum of fifteen pounds Ten Shillings Current Money to them in hand paid for the Use of the Said parish by the Said John Manley Son & Heir to the Said Harrison Manley before the Sealing and Delivery of these presents, the Receipt whereof is hereby confessed and Acknowledged have granted, Bargained and Sold Alien'd and confirmed and by these presents do grant Bargain and Sell Alien and confirm unto the Said John Manley Son & Heir of Harrison Manley decd. the Said Pew in the Said New Church lately Built on the Upper Side of Pohick in the Said parish of Truro & County Afsd. Numbered and Setuated as above Mentioned TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the Said Pew above discribed unto the Said John Manley Son & Heir of Harrison Manley Decd. his Heirs & Assigns to the Only proper use and behoof of him, the Said John Manley Son & Heir of Harrison Manley Decd. his Heirs and Assigns for ever. AND the Said Vestry for themselves and their successors (Vestry Men of Truro Parish) do covenant and grant to & with the Said John Manley Son & Heir of Harrison Manley Decd. his Heirs and Assigns that he the Said John Manley Son & Heir of Harrison Manley Decd. his Heirs and Assigns Shall and May for ever here- after peaceably & quietly have hold and enjoy the Said Pew above Mentioned and described without the Law full Let Henderence Interuption or Molestation of any Person or Persons whatsoever. IN WITNESS Whereof the Vestry Now present (being a Majority of the Members) have hereunto Set Their hands and affixed their Seals the Day & Year first above Written—
G MASON
T. ELLZEY
G WASHINGTON
THOS. WITHERS COFFER
DANIEL MCCARTY
THOS. FORD
ALEX. HENDERSON
PET. WAGENER
MARTIN COCKBURN
SIGNED SEALED & DELIVERED in presence of THOS. TRIPLETT
JOHN GUNNELL
JOHN BARRY
WM. TRIPLETT

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