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South Carolina Bounty

George the Third by the Grace of GOD, of GREAT-BRITAIN, FRANCE
and IRELAND, KING, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, to all to whom these pre-
sents shall come, greeting: Know ye, that we of our special Grace,
certain Knowledge and mere Motion, have given and granted, and by these Presents, for us,
our heirs and successours, do give and grant unto James Moffet his
heirs and assigns, a plantation or tract of land containing four hundred acres of Land in
Craven County on the South Branch of Sandy River joining North
West & South West & South East with Johns Land all other sides on vacant
Land.


And hath such shape, form and marks, as appear by a plat thereof, hereunto annexed: Together with all
woods, under-woods, timber and timber-trees, lakes, ponds, fishings, waters, water-courses, profits
commodities, appurtenances and hereditaments whatsoever, thereunto belonging or in anywise appertain-
ing: Together with privilege of hunting, hawking and fowling in and upon the same, and all mines and
minerals whatsoever; saving and reserving, nevertheless, to us, our heirs and successours, all white pine-
trees, if any there should be found growing thereon: And also saving and reserving, nevertheless, to us, our
heirs and successours, one tenth-part of mines of gold and silver only: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD,
the said tract of four hundred acres of land and all and singular other the
premises hereby granted unto the said James Moffet his
heirs and assigns for ever, in free and common soccage, the said
James Moffet his heirs and assigns yielding and paying therefor
unto us, our heirs and successours or to our Receiver General for the time being, or to his Deputy or
Deputies for the time being, year, that is to say, on the twenty-fifth day of March, in every year, at the
rate of three shillings sterling, or four shillings proclamation money, for every hundred acres, and so in
proportion according to the numbr of acres, contained herein; the same to commence at the expiration
of ten years from the date hereof. Provided always, and this present Grant is upon condition, ne-
vertheless, that the said James Moffet his
heirs or assigns shall and do yearly, and every year, after the date of these presents, clear and cultivate
at the rate of three acres for every hundred acres of land, and so in proportion according to the
number of acres herein contained; AND ALSO shall and do enter a nimute or docket of these our
letters patent in the office of our AUDITOR-General for the time being, in our said Province, within Six
months from the date hereof; AND unpon condition, that if the said rent, hereby reserved, shall happen
to be in arrear and unpaid for the space of three years from the time it shall become due, and no
destress can be found on the said lands, tenements and hereditaments hereby granted; or if the said
James Moffet his
heirs or assigns shall neglect to clear and cultivate yearly and every year,
at the rate of three acres for every hundred acres of land, and so in proportion, according to the num-
ber of acres herein contained, or if a minute or docket of these our letter patent, shall not be entered
in the office of our Auditor-General for the time being, in our said Province, within six months from
the date hereof, that then and in any of these cases, this present Grant shall cease, and determine and be
utterly void; and the said lands tenements and hereditaments hereby granted, and every part and parcel there-
of, shall revert to us, our heirs and successours, as fully and absolutely, as if the same had never been granted.

Given under the Great Seal of our said Province.

WITNESS His Excely the Rt Honbl Lord
Chas G Montagu Capt Gent

Governor and Commander in chief in and over our said Province of South-Carolina, the
Sixth Day of December
Anno Dom 1768 in the Ninth Year of our Reign
C.G (L.M.S.) Montagu

Signed by his Excellency the Governor in Council
And hath thereunto a plat there-
of annexd, representing the
same, certified by J. Woodin pro C.C.

Francis Bremar pro Surveyer-General
22nd of August 1768