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Agreement between Watson Almond and Anderson Robertson and Matthew W. Robertson.

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Whereas Watson Almond did on the [blank] day of May in the year 1862, sell to Anderson Robertson & Matthew W. Robertson, a certain tract or parcel of Land adjoining the lands of James Wilson, Hart, McClung and others, containing two hundred and thirty acres, more or less, for the sum of Seven Thousand five hundred, dollars, upon which the said parties have paid in Confederate money, the sum of Thirty three hundred and twenty three dollars, leaving the balance still due & unpaid, and whereas the said Matthew W. Robinson, desiring to be released from said contract, has agreed with the said Almond, to surrender his interest in and to the said tract or parcel of Land, to the said Almond, in consideration of his portion of the purchase money, which is still due & unpaid, and the said Almond agrees to take back the interest of said M. W Robertson in said tract or parcel of land, and to release him from all claim or demand for the residue of the purchase money agreed to be paid by him, leaving the said Anderson Robertson to account for the portion of money due on his half of said tract, the land subsequent to the purchase having here divided between the said Anderson & Matthew W. Robinson. The division is as follows, viz, he M W Robinson is to have half the land, and half the buildings, or the said Anderson Robinson, is to put on the land of said Matthew buildings, of half the value of the buildings now on the plantation, and the said Anderson is