John Calhoun to James Visage, 1833
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The John Calhoun here may well have been John C. Calhoun, the former Vi ce President, whose plantation house is on the campus of Clemson University in Pickens County.

115 acres
State of South Carolina
Pickens District


KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, I, John Calhoun of said State and District for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred and Twenty Five Dollars to me in hand paid by James Visage of said State and District at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained and released unto James Visage all that tract or parcel of land that I bought from Elijah Leathers containing one hundred and fifteen acres b[y] the same more or less adjoining land [of] Thomas Visage and George Hughs and formerly Reson Spriggs and Jacob Jones the boundaries of said land is as follows, corners on a stone thence to a pine corner toward Hughs thence to a hickory corner adjoining Greenwood land purchased by Jones.

Together with all and singular the rights members hereditaments and appurtenances to the said land belonging or in anywise incident unto the said James Visage his heirs and assigns forever. & I, the said John Calhoun do bind myself my heirs executors and administrators Forever to warrant and forever defend the said premises aforesaid unto the said James Visage his heirs executors administrators and assigns against me and my heirs and every person lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof.

Witness my hand and seal and in the fifty sixth year of the American Independence of the United States.

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us, this fourteenth of September eighteen hundred and thirty three.

Test: Jesse Calhoun John Calhoun (Seal)
Samuel Addis



Personally came Samuel Addis before me, E. Hughs a Magistrate for the District aforesaid and made oath in due form of law that he did see John Calhoun sign seal and deliver the within and foregoing deed of conveyance to James W. Visage for the use and purpose therein mentioned and that Jesse Calhoun was a subscribing witness with himself to the same.

Sworn to and subscribed this 18th day of October 1850 before
E. Hughs M.P.D. Samuel Addis