Source: Colonial Records Written: 1783 Acts of the North Carolina General Assembly, 1783 April 18, 1783 - May 17, 1783 Volume 24, Pages 475 - 542 CHAPTER XXXIV. An Act to vest the Title of certain Lands in Joseph Herring. I. Whereas it hath been made appear to the satisfaction of the General Assembly, that Joseph Herring of Duplin county, did purchase of a certain Felix Kenan, agent for Henry Eustace McCulloch, a tract of land in the county aforesaid, on the south side of Turkey Swamp, containing three hundred and forty-six acres, and bounded as follows, viz. Beginning at a small maple in a little branch that runs into Gayler's branch, and runs thence north thirty east eighty-eight poles to a pine, the corner of a survey that lies on the south side of Turkey swamp, thence south sixty-seven east ninety poles to a pine, thence south forty-six east crossing Gayler's branch one hundred and fifty poles to a stake, thence south ten west one hundred and ten poles to a black oak, thence south sixty-three west sixty-four poles to a pine, thence south seventy-nine west one hundred and forty-four poles to a pine in Zebulon Hollingsworth's line, thence north fifty west one hundred and eight poles to a maple his upper corner in Gayler's branch, thence up the run of the said branch to the mouth of the small branch, and thence up the run of it to the beginning; and the said Joseph Herring having paid part of the purchase money, and taken bond of the said Felix Kenan then agent to the said Henry Eustace McCulloch, to make him the said Joseph a sufficient title in fee simple to the said lands; and whereas the said McCulloch's lands in this State are now become confiscated to the use of the State, and the said Joseph Herring has never been able to obtain a sufficient title to the said lands; II. Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the sheriff of the said county of Duplin is hereby impowered to receive whatever part of the purchase money is yet unpaid from the said Joseph Herring, his heirs or assigns, provided the same be tendered in two years from the ratification of this Act; and the said sheriff is hereby impowered and authorised to make and execute unto the said Joseph, his heirs or assigns, a good and sufficient deed of conveyance for the said lands, all which proceedings at the proper cost and charge of the said Joseph Herring, when had and done shall be deemed sufficient in law to vest in him all the right and title which this State hath, or may have acquired in and to the same by confiscation, forfeiture or otherwise, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.
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