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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This quitclaim deed agreement describes a particular parcel of land that is to sold by Norman H. Purple an behalf of himself, Theophilus L. Dickey and Joseph O. Glover with the proceeds to be split evenly between the three gentlemen. The quitclaim deed is signed by N. H. Purple and dated Aril 12, 1844. An amendment to the deed, dated April 13, 1844, states that the agreed payment distribution is to be amended so that twenty dollars are to go to Dickey for moneys he has out and the remaining is to be dividing equally between the three men. An additional note on the back of the page states that Dickey is to "have his interest and Purples if Kentucky has given the Clay electors more than seven thousand majority over the Polk elections--otherwise Purple is to have both said interests to wit; of Dickey and Purple."
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Memorandum of Quitclaim Deed Agreement, Norman H. Purple, Joseph O. Glover, and Theophilus. L. Dickey, April 12, 1844, Original Manuscript Collection, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.