W.A. Heard to Col. J.W. Heath
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Office of C.H. McLeod
Col. J.W. Heath
Don't you know that I am not offended, nor do I intend to be, with the relations that I have always associated with; and especially yourself, And if you hint such a thing again, I shall be inclinded to be half mad with you in fact.
Now regarding the land: I have sold Henry Flax 75 acres more or less off of the North end of the tract at $10 per acre, payable 1/2 in Nov. 1886 & 1/2 in Nov. 1887 with 10 % interest after maturity, making a total of $750.00.
Next I have engaged to sell to Henry Flax's brother 38 acres, south of and adjoining Harry Flax, on the same terms although I have not entered into any writing.
I have sold to Louis Lee 37 acres south of and adjoining Henry Flax's Bros. tract on the same terms and have given him writing to that
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effect. Louis Lee and his brother wishes to buy all of the balance of the tract North of McKinney's Bayou which I think amounts to about 80 acres more.
To this leaves the land in this condition
Lots 4 & 5 Sec. 17, T10, R8W
Of which I have sold:
Henry Flax ($750) 65 acres
Now if you wish to purchase the land and will agree to take all of my trades off my hands, I will let you have it at what Uncle John and myself fixed the value as when we divided, that is $2.00 per acre, providing you pay the taxes for last year. You can make Flax and Lee pay their pro rata, as they agreed to do so when I saw them last year. If you should to go Mayersville, Frank Anderson will map it off for you, and make you will see that I have not sold land south of McKinney Bayou, but have sold altogether off the North end of the tract.
However to make things as plain as I can I enclose you a plat of the land. Hoping to hear from you soon and with kindest love to all the relations. I am, your cousin
Submitted by James Newman