Text from copy of Land Grant received from the SC Dept. of Archives:
The State of South Carolina To all to whom these presents shall come - greetings
Know Ye, That in pursuance of an Act of the Legislature entitled "An Act for establishing the mode of Granting the lands now vacant in this State, and for allowing a commutation to be received for some Lands that have been granted" passed the 19th of February 1791, We have granted, and by these presents do grant, unto Lewis Ashbell, his heirs and assigns, a Plantation or tract of Land containing nine hundred and seventy acres, surveyed for him Febry 10th 1827, situated in Edgefield district on the head of Clear water creek and branches of McTeir creek having such shape, form and marks, as represented by a Plat here unto annexed, together with all woods, trees, waters, water courses, profits, commodities, appurtenances and hereditaments whatsoever, thereunto belonging; To have and to hold the said tract of nine hundred and seventy, and all and singular other the premises hereby granted unto the said Lewis Ashbell, his heirs and assigns, forever, in free and common soccage.
Given Under the Seal of the State
Witness, His Excellency John Taylor Governor and Commander-in-Chief in over the said State, at Columbia this fifth day of March Anno Domini one thousand and eight hundred and twenty seven and in the fifty first year of independence of the United States of America.
John L.M.S. Taylor And hath therunto a plat annexed representing the same, certified by Robert F W Allston Surveyor General Feb 13th 1827