Hector Powell Purchase, Beaufort, Beaufort, South Carolina, Deed Book 003, Page 486-488, U.S. Direct Tax Commissioners & Hector Powell, Army, Navy, or Marine Service, Certificate No. 29
This certifies that at a sale of lands under and by virtue of the provisions of the Eleventh Sections of an Act entitled “An Act for the Collection of Direct Taxes in Insurrectionary Districts Within the United States, and for Other Purposes” approved June 7, 1862 and under and by virtue of the direction and instructions of the President of the United States issued in pursuance of the aim, under date of September 16, 1863, held pursuant to due notice at Beaufort, in the District of Beaufort, in the State of South Carolina, on the twentieth day of January, in the year of Our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four, the tract or parcel of land herein after set forth situate in the town of Beaufort in the District of Beaufort and state aforesaid, and described as follows, to wit: All of Lot B in Block (34) according the plat recorded in the office of the United States District Tax Commissions for the District of South Carolina, was sold and struck off to Hector Powell for the sum of four hundred and fifty five dollars, he being the highest bidder for the same, and having served faithfully as a volunteer in the Army of the Militia States, a Private in Co E SC Volunteers, for the full period of three months, and that being the highest sum bidden for the same, the receipt of one-fourth thereof is being acknowledged and conferred, and it is hereby expressly stipulated and agreed between the United States and the said purchaser, that the residue of said purchase money shall be paid in three years from the date of said purchase, and that this certificate is given, subject to the condition that he, his heirs or assigns, shall commit no waste upon said premises, and in case he or they shall fail to pay the residue of said purchase money within the time here limited for the payment thereof, to wit, the period of three years, or shall, at any time prior to the full purchase money in cash or certificates of indebtedness of the United States, with interest, if any, due upon the same, together, with costs, commit any waste, it shall and may be lawful for the United States Direct Tax Commissioners, for the State aforesaid, or their successors in office, to enter upon the said premises and to sell the same for the payment of the purchase money due the United States, interest if any, and costs, returning the surplus, if any there shall be, to the said purchaser, his heirs or assigns, holding the same. And the certificate is also subject to all the provisions of said act, and of the act amendatory of the same approved February 6, 1863.
Given under our hands, at Beaufort, in the district of Beaufort, in the State aforesaid, this third day of February A.D. 1864. A.D. Smith, W.C. Wording, William Henry Brisbane, U.S. Direct Tax Commissioners for the District of South Carolina
For value received, I hereby assign Transfer and ____over to Charles Smith, his heirs and assigns the within certificate and all my right title and interest in and to the land described therein to have and hold, the same to him and his assigns forever.
In witness whereof, I have herein to set my hand and seal this twentieth day of May in the year of Our Lord, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.
Hector Powell (Seal) (50 cts U.S. Revenue)
Witnesses to Signature: H.G. Judd , E.H. Judd, Officers United States Direct Tax Commission. Beaufort, South Carolina, January 15th 1868
We hereby certify that the property described in Army, Navy and Marine Certificate, No. 29, known as “Lot B” in Block No. 34 of the town plat of Beaufort, S.C., on Port Royal Island, in the District of Beaufort, State of South Carolina, was duly sold to Hector Powell, the purchaser named in said certificate, whereof Charles Smith, appears to be the assignee, and the purchase money therefore has been fully paid by Charles Smith, that said property had not been redeemed, in accordance with any provisions of law, relating to the Direct Tax, and that the time within which a redemption thereof could have been made, according to law, has expired.
William Henry Brisbane, W.E. Wording, U.S. Direct Tax Commissioners for the District of South Carolina
Recorded this 7th day of August A.D. 1869 and certified by.