The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917 Page: 270
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with the first fair wind and weather that shall happen after the
sixteenth day of the present month, February, from the port of
Apalachicola, with the family and Slaves of the said George T.
Wood and such freight as the said George T. Wood may think
proper to stow on board the said sloop (the Accidents of the seas,
horns, and navigation of whatever kind and nature as ships are
liable. thereto, during the said voyage always Excepted), and there
land, unlaid and discharge the said family and Slaves of the said
George T. Wood as also such goods, Wares, Chattels or Merchandize
as the said George T. Wood may load on the said Slolop.. It is
further agreed and understood that the said John Steib is to, fur-
nish the family (Consisting of man and wife and four children)
of the said George T. Wood with comfortable provisions such as
passengers on board of such vessels trading to such places are
usually found in. As also, to furnish the slaves (about Thirty in
number) in abundance with good, sound, and wholesome food.
The Cabin of the said sloop to be surrendered to, the said family
and the cooking to. be performed on deck. In consideration here-
of the said George T. Wood, his heirs, Executors or assigns, shall
well and truly pay and cause to be paid unto the said John Steib
Six Hundred and fifty Dollars in current Floriday money to be
paid previous to the commencement of the voyage above men-
tioned, the receipt whereof to be endorsed hereon. It is also
further agreed and understood that the said sloop (if possible) is to
sail from said port of Apalachicola within six hours after the fam-
ily arrives in this place and are ready to go. on board, and further
more that the said John Steib is to pay all port Charges which
may be incurred On the said vessel both in this port and that of
Galveston, and doth further Covenant and grant to the said George
T. Wood to keep or cause to be kept the said vessel in the same
good order that she is now in at his own Charge, that is to say,
stiff, staunch, strong, well apparelled, and furnished as well with
men and mariners sufficient and able to sail, guide, and govern
the said sloop as with all manner of rigging, boats, tackle, and
apparel, furniture, provisions, and appurtenances fitting and nec-
essary for the said men and mariners, and for the said ship. during
the voyage aforesaid. In witness whereof the parties above-
mentioned do hereby subscribe their names and affix their seals
at the City of Apalachicola this Sixth day of February in the year
of our Lord Eighteen hundred and thirty-nine.
George T. Wood
Pr E. Simpson seal
Witness, John Steib seal
H. D. Deadry
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