|page 56 Mortgage: Morgan Co., Ga.: 12 Jan. 1830, John F. Thompson to Martin P. Sparks, both of afsd. co. John F. Thompson & Thomas C. Wood to Sparks, promissory note for $450 due 25 Dec. next. Thompson’s security: negro man slave named Tom about 24 years old, a carpenter by trade. If Thompson pays Sparks on time with interest, this to be void. /s/ Jon. F. Thompson. Wit: H. Edmondson, Joshua Eckles, J.P. Recorded 4 Feb. 1830, John W. Porter, clerk.