I. Whereas, it has appeared to this Assembly, that Richard Henderson, Thomas Hart, John Williams, William Johnston, James
Hogg, David Hart and Leonard Henly Bullock, Nathaniel Hart, and John Lutteril, John Carter and Robert Lucas, have been at great expence, trouble and
risque, in making a purchase of lands from the Cherokee Indians; and, whereas, it is but just that they should have a compensation adequate to their
expence, risque and trouble aforesaid;
II. Be it therefore Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, That two hundred thousand acres be, and are hereby granted to
the said Richard Henderson, Thomas Hart, John Williams, William Johnston, James Hogg, David Hart and Leonard Henly Bullock, the heirs and assigns,
or devisees of Nathaniel Hart, deceased, and the heirs and assigns or devisees of John Luttrel, deceased, to Landon Carter, heir of John Carter,
deceased, his heirs and assigns for ever, and to the heirs and devisees of Robert Lucas; the said two hundred thousand acres to be laid out in one
survey, and within the following boundaries, to-wit: Beginning at the old Indian town in Powell's valley, and running down Powell's river not less
than four miles in width on one or both sides thereof to the junction of Powell's and Clinch river, then down Clinch river on one or both sides, not
less than twelve miles in width, for the aforesaid complement of two hundred thousand acres.
III. Provided, That the aforesaid tract is laid out and surveyed by the grantees before mentioned, on or before the last day of next November,
otherwise any person entering and surveying any part or parcel thereof, agreeable to the laws of the State, may and shall obtain a title to the
same, anything herein contained notwithstanding; and the said two hundred thousand acres to be divided among the said grantees in the following
manner, to wit: Ten thousand acres at the lower end thereof to Landon Carter, his heirs and assigns forever, and to the heirs or devisees of Robert
Lucas; and the remainder thereof in the following manner, to wit; One-eighth part thereof to Richard Henderson, his heirs and assigns or devisees;
one-eighth part thereof to Thomas Hart, his heirs and assigns or devisees; one-eighth part thereof to John Williams, his heirs and assigns or
devisees; one-eighth I-art thereof to William Johnston, his heirs and assigns or devisees; one eighth part thereof to James Hogg, his heirs and
assigns or devisees; one sixteenth part thereof to David Hart, his heirs and assigns or devisees; and one-sixteenth part thereof to Leonard Henly
Bullock, his heirs and assigns or devisees; one-eighth part thereof to the heirs and assigns or devisees of Nathaniel Hart, deceased; and one-eighth
part to the heirs and assigns or devisees of John Luttrel, deceased; to hold to them, their heirs, assigns, or devisees respectively, forever,
according to the aforesaid proportion in severalty as tenants in common, and not as joint tenants; and this grant shall and is hereby declared to be
in full compensation to the said persons for their charges, trouble and risque, and for all advantages accruing therefrom to this State.
An Act to Amend An Act Passed in the Year One Thousand
Seven Hundred and Eighty-three, Intititled, An Act to Vest Certain Lands in Fee Simple in Richard Henderson and Others.
I. Whereas, for reasons made known to and admitted by the General Assembly, the survey of the said lands could not be
compleated within the time prescribed by the said Act;
II. Be it therefore Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby Enacted by the authority of the same, That
the said Richard Henderson and Company shall have full power, right and authority to compleat the said survey according to the said Act of
Assembly; and if compleated within the space of twelve months from the ratification of this Act, shall be as full and effectual to all intents
and purposes as if compleated within the time prescribed by the said Act.