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The above specified tracts of land were purchased by the Secretary of the Navy, at the prices mentioned, under authority of the third section of the act making appropriations for the support of the navy for the year 182> A part of the amount was agreed to be paid for the timber on the land before the purchase was made. The whole is according to the agreement a. the Department, and the account is correct. S. L. S.

Mli December, 1828.

Treasury Department,

Fourth Auditor's Office, December 20, 1S30. I certify that the within is a correct copy of the original voucher oa file in this office.

AMOS KENDALL.

Articles of agreement between Samuel L. Southard and Joseph M.

White.

'This article of agreement between Samuel L. Southard, Secretary of the Navy, for and in behalf of the United States, of the one part, and Joseph M. White, of Florida, of the other part, witncsseth: That the said Samuel L. Southard, being desirous to procure two tracts of land near the coast of the gulf of Mexico, and between that and bayou Grande or Big bayou, for the purpose of completing a reservation with a view of making a permanent plantation of live oak for the future supply of the navy, and considering the extinguishment of these claims, supposed to contain eighteen hundred arpents, to be of great benefit to the United States, doth covenant and agree, to and with the said Joseph M. White, that, if he will procure and make, or cause to be procured and made, within fourmonths, titles to the said tracts of land, the said Samuel L Southard will pay to him the sum of three thousand four hundred dollars; and, if the whole is not procured, at the same rate for such part which may be obtained and conveyed as is above stipulated; and the said White covenants to use diligence in endeavoring to obtain it. Given under our hands and seals, this 22d of March, 1826.

SAMUEL L. SOUTHARD, [l. S.]
JOSEPH M. WHITE. f>. ».]

K.

Copy of a deed from Joseph M. White to the Secretary of the Navy

This indenture, made this 27th day of May, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, between Joseph M. White, of the one part, and Samuel L. Southard, Secretary of the Navy of the United States, of the other part, witnesseth: That the said Joseph M. White, for and in consideration of two thousand three hundred and sixty-one dollars and eleven cents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath bargained, sold, aliened, and conveyed, and by these presents doth bargain, sell, alien, and convey, unto the said Samuel L. Southard, for the use of the United States, twelve hundred and fifty arpents of land, situate in West Florida, between bayou Grande, or Big bayou, and the gulf of Mexico, 4being a part of the

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same which the said Samuel L. Southard stipulated to take in a contract entered into on the22d March, 1828, which said twelve hundred and fifty arpents is the remaining part of a tract confirmed by the United States' Com- , missioners to Joaquim Barela, being eight hundred and fifty arpents of a tract of one thousand, one hundred and fifty having been sold, and four hundred arpents of the tract of eight hundred confirmed to Barrios by the Commissioners aforesaid, together with all and singular the appurtenances to the said tracts: to have and to hold unto the United States for ever. In witness whereof, the said Joseph M. White hath hereunto set his hand and seal, at the city of Washington, the date above written.

JOSEPH M. WHITE, [l. s.]
Signed, sealed, and acknowledged, in presence of

R. S. Briscoe,
Enoch Reynolds.

Wc, the undersigned, justices of the peace in and for the county of Washington, District of Columbia, do hereby certify that Joseph M. White, a party to the foregoing instrument, did in our presence acknowledge his signature and seal to be the same, for the purposes therein mentioned, this 27th of May, 1S2S.

R. S. BRISCOE, Justice of the Peace. Acknowledged this 25th August, 182S, before me,

ENOCH REYNOLDS.

L.'

Henry Micheltt to Joseph M. While.

Know all men by these presents, that I, Henry Michelet, of the city of Pensacola, in the county of Escambia, and Territory of Florida, for and in consideration of the just and full sum of eight hundred dollars, of good and lawful money of the United States, to me in hand paid by Joseph M. White, of the same city, county, and Territory, the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged, have granted, bargained, and sold, remised, released, aliened, and confirmed, and by these presents do grant, bargain, and sell, remise, release, alien, and confirm, unto the said-Joseph M. White, his heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, for ever, all that tract of land, situate, lying, and being in the vicinity of Saint Carlos de Barrancas, about fifteen hundred yards from the fort, at a place known by Los Troncones, (Stumpy Shore,) fronting on the Grand lagoon, and containing about six hundred and eighty-three acres, more or less, (say eight hundred arpents, more or less,) bounded on the east by lands belonging to David Williams; together with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging, Or in anywise appertaining, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues, and profits thereof; and, also, all the estate, right, title, interest, claim, or demand whatsoever, of me, the said Henry Michelet, my heirs, executors, or administrators, either in law or equity, of, in, and to the said bargained premises, with the said hereditaments ;\nd appurtenances: to have and to hold the said premises herein before particularly mentioned and described, to the only proper use, benefit, and behoof of him, the said Joseph M. White, his heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, for ever. And I, the said Henry Michelet, foi myself, my heirs, executors, or administrators,dohereby covenant and agree to and with the said Joseph M. White, his heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, that I have full right to sell and convey the said bargained premises, free from, md clear of, all incumbrance; and the said Joseph M. White, his heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, in the quiet and peaceable possession of the said premises, against all, each, and every person or persons, claiming or to claim the same, to for ever warrant and defend.

It witness whereof, I, the said Henry Michelet, hereunto set my hand, and affix my seal, at Fensacola aforesaid, this the third day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight.

HEiNRY idlCHELET. [ui]

In the presence of

H. Parmentier,
W. Hasell Hunt.

Territory Of Florida, >
County of Escambia. J

Before me, M. Crupper, clerk of the county court for the county aforesaid, personally appeared Henry Michelet, and acknowledged the foregoing instrument of writing to be his act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned.

Acknowledged before me, this the 23d day of May, A. D. 1828.

M. CRUPPER, Clerk.

L—2.

Joaquim Barela to Henry Michelet.

Know all men by these presents, that I, Joaquim. Barela, of the city of Pensacola, in the county of Escambia, and Territory of Florida, for and in consideration of the just and full sum of eight hundred dollars, of good and lawful money of the United States, to me in hand paid by Henry Michelet, of the same city, county, and Territory, the receipt whereof is hereby con* fa«ed and acknowledged, have granted, bargained, and sold, remised, released, aliened, and confirmed, and by these presents do grant, bargain, and sell, remise, release, alien, and confirm, unto the said Henry Michelet, his beirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, for ever, all that tract of land, situate, lying, and being in the vicinity of Saint Carlos de Barrancas, about fifteen hundred yards from the fort, at a place known by Los Trohcom* (Stumpy Shore,) fronting on the Grand lagoon, and containing about six hundred and eighty-three acres, more or less, (say eight hundred arpents, more or less,) bounded on the east by lands belonging to D. Williams; together with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues, and profits thereof; and, also, all the estate, right, title, interest, claim, or demand, whatsoever, of me, said Joaquim Barela, my heirs, executors, or administrators, either in b* or equity, of, in, and to the said bargained premises, with the said heredi"roents and appurtenances: to have and to hold the said premises, herein particularly mentioned and described, to the only proper use, benefit, !•» behoof of him, the said Henry Michelet, his heirs, executors, admiM**13* tors, or assigns, for ever. And I, the said Joaquim Barela, for myself, my heirs, executors, or administrators, do hereby covenant and agree, to with the said Henry Michelet, his heirs, executors, administrators, °r assigns, that I have full right to sell and convey the said bargained premise free from, and clear of, all incumbrance; and the said Henry Michelet, his heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, in the quiet and peaceable possession of the said premises, against all, each, and every person or persons, claiming or to claim the same, to for ever warrant and defend. m

In witness whereof, I, the said Joaquim Barela, hereunto set my hand, and affix my seal, at Pensacola aforesaid, this the second day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight.

JOAQUIM BARELA. [l.s.]

In the presence of

Hor. S. Higlkv, t
John A. Derlois.

Territory Of Florida, >
County of Escambia. 5

Before me, M. Crupper, clerk of the county court for the county aforesaid, personally appeared Joaquim Barela, and acknowledged the foregoing instrument of writing to be his act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned.

Acknowledged before me, this the 2d day of May, A. D. 1828.

M. CRUPPER, Clerk.

M.

Sebastian Caro to Joseph M. White.

Know all men by these presents, that I, Sebastian Caro, of the city of Pensacola, in the county of Escambia, and Territory of Florida, for and in consideration of the just and full sum of three hundred dollars, of good and lawful money of the United States, to me in hand paid by Joseph M. White, of the same city, county, and Territory, the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged, have granted, bargained, and sold, remised, released,' aliened, and confirmed, and by these presents do grant, bargain, and sell, remise, release, alien, and confirm, unto the said Joseph M. White, his heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, for ever, all that tract of land containing four hundred arpents, being the eastern half of a tract of eight hundred arpents, which tract of eight hundred arpents is situated and bounded on the south side of a creek known by the name of bayou Grande, about seven miles west-south-west from Pensacola aforesaid, and bounded on the east and south by vacant land, and on the north by land of John Raymundi and the said bayou, which said tract of land was granted to Francisco Barrios by the Spanish Government, and conveyed to Ambrose A. Caro by marshal's deed, dated the 17th February, 1824, and by the said Ambrose A. Caro conveyed to the said Sebastian Caro, by deed, dated the tenth day of June in the year 1825; together with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues, and profits thereof, and also all the estate, right, title, interest, claim, or demand, whatsoever, of me, the said Sebastian Caro, my heirs, executors, or administrators, either in law or equity, of, in, and to the said bargained premises, with the said hereditaments and appurtenances: to have and to hold the said premises, herein before particularly mentioned and described, to the only proper use, ber ncfit, and behoof of him, the said Joseph M. White, his heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, for ever: and 1, the said Sebastian Caro, for myself, my heirs, executors, or administrators, do hereby covenant and agree, to and with the said Joseph M. White, his heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, that I have full right to sell and convey the said bargained premises, free from, and clear of, all incumbrance; and (he said Joseph M. White, his heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, in the quiet and peaceable possession of the said premises, against all, each, and every person or persons, claiming or to claim the same, to for ever warrant and defend.

In witness whereof, I, the said Sebastian Caro, hereunto set my hand, and affix my seal, at Pensacola aforesaid, this the fifteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight.

SEBASTIAN' C AIIO. [a]'

In the presence of

H. T. Pakmentier,
W. Hasell Hunt.

N.

Articles of agreement between Henry M. Breckenridge, of Florida, and Samuel L. Southard, Secretary of the Navy of the United Slates, on hehalj of the United States.

It is agreed that the said Henry M. Breckenridge shall make a deed oi conveyance to the said Samuel L. Southard, on behalf of the United States, of a tract of land containing four hundred arpents, with all the improvements thereon, on Deer point, near the navy yard at Pensacola. being the west half of a Spanish grant to one Barclo, confirmed by the Commissioners ot the United States; and, in consideration of such conveyance, the said Henry M. Breckenridge is to receive the sirm of twenty-two hundred dollars, four hundred of which to be now paid, and in virtue of which payment the Navy Department of the United States is at liberty to immediately remove the live oak timber growing on it.

In testimony whereof, the parties have hereto set their hands and seals, the twenty-ninth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, at the city of Washington.

H. M. BRECKENRIDGE. \u *•]
SAMUEL L. SOUTHARD0 [t. s.J

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\xt January 29, ,cqc

Washington, FebruJyXt ^

1 propose selling to the United States four hundred arpents of land, sitww in the bay of Pensacola, on what is called Deer point, near the navy yard at Pensacola, upon which there is a quantity of valuable live oak trees, with buildings and improvements. This tract is the west half of a Spanish grant, confirmed by the commissioners of West Florida in my name and that'" General Call.

• The Secretary of the Navy refers to this for a fact which appears in P.

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