Text from copy of Land Grant received from the SC Dept. of Archives: Upper left hand corner has written: mailed Mr. L. Griffen July 1846
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 Asbill, his heirs and assigns, a Plantation or tract of Land containing Sixteen hundred and eighty seven Acres Sur(?) for him 25th April 1845 Situate in Edgefield District and Lescington (Lexington?) District on both sides of McTeers 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 Sixteen hundred and eight seven acres of land, and all and singular other the premises hereby granted unto the said Lewis Asbill, his heirs and assigns, forever, in free and common soccage.
Given Under the Seal of the State
Witness, His Excellency William Aiken Esqr Governor and Commander-in-Chief in over the said State, at Columbia this twenty fourth day of June Anno Domini one thousand and eight hundred and forty Sise (six?)and in the Seventieth year of independence of the United States of America.
William L.M.S. Aiken And hath therunto a plat annexed representing the same, certified by Thos. Frean Surveyor General 10th May 1846