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The State of Louisiana 
Parish of DeSoto 
Be it remembered that on this the 10th 
day of February "AD" Eighteen hundred
and Fifty nine. 

Before me Saml. F Smith 
Parish recorder within and for the Parish 
of DeSoto in said State duly commissioned 
and sworn. And Ex officio notary public. 
Came and appeared Charnell H Durham. 
Of said Parish who declared that for and 
in consideration of the sum of Fifteen 
Hundred Dollars cash in hand to him paid
The receipt of which Sum is hereby acknowledged. He has this day sold. And by these presents does grant bargain. sell set-over and deliver with a full warranty against all Mortgages. Debts. Donations. alienations Evictions &c. unto Benjamin F. Jenkins present and accepting purchases, the following discribed property to wit;
A negro boy named Cane of light complexion aged about nineteen years. The same warranted sound in body and mind. and free from the maladies and vices proscribed by Law and a Slave for life. 

To have and to hold said Slave unto the said Benjamin F. Jenkins. his heirs and assigns  and to their own proper use and behoof forever.
And the said vendor moreover binds himself his heirs and legal Representatives to forever warrant and defend the title of the Property herein conveyed.