Deed: LMU to City of Knoxville, 1917

Lincoln Memorial University to the City of Knoxville THIS INDENTURE made this 14th day of December A. D. 1917 between the Lincoln Memorial University, a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Tennessee, having its principal office at Harrogate, near Cumberland Gap, of the first part, and the City of Knoxville, a municipal corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Tennessee, having its situs in Knox County, of the second part; WITNESSETH: That the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Sixty five Thousand Dollars ($65,000.00) cash in hand paid to it by the party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, has granted, bargained, sold and conveyed, and does hereby grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the party of the second part, the following described property and premises, to-wit:

Situated in the 11th Ward of the City of Knoxville, and in the Second District of Knox County, in the State of Tennessee, more particularly described as follows: a certain tract or parcel of land in the north east corner of Cleveland Place and Dameron Avenue, fronting 250 feet on Cleveland Place, and extending back between parallel lines 195 feet to a public alley, embracing the five (5) northern lots in Block “C,” No. 68, in Dameron’s Addition to said City of Knoxville, said lots being numbered consecutively 92, 93, 94, 95 and 96, as shown upon the map of said Addition on file in the office of the Clerk & Master of the Chancery Court of Knox County, Tennessee, being the same tract or lot of land upon which is Lincoln Memorial Hospital, a building formerly used by the Tennessee Medical College, a building known as the Lincoln Memorial Hospital Laboratory, and one other small house, are situated and being the same property conveyed to the party of the first part by deed dated May 14, 1909, and recorded 10[th] day of February 1919, in the Register’s office at Knoxville, Tennessee, in Book 231, page 270 [sic], having been executed by the Tennessee Medical College to the party of the first part, with the hereditaments and appurtenances thereto appertaining; and also the entire Hospital property in addition to said real estate, including all equipment belonging to the Hospital, including the furniture, bed linen, sterilizing outfit, tables, chairs and laundry situated in said buildings.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said premises and property, real and personal unto the said party of the second part, its successors and assigns forever in fee simple. And the said party of the second part for itself and for its successors and assigns, does hereby covenant with the said parties of the second part, its successors and assigns, that it, the party of the first part, is lawfully seized in fee of simple of the premises above conveyed, and has full power, authority and right to convey the same; that said premises are free from all encumbrances; and that it will forever warrant and defend the said premises, and the title thereto against the lawful claims of all persons whomsoever. This instrument of conveyance is executed by the President and Secretary of the party of the first part, pursuant to and by the authority of a resolution of the Board of Directors of the party of the first part, of May 22nd, 1914, authorizing the Executive Committee of said Board to sell the above described property, and also pursuant to a resolution of the said Board of Directors passed May 8th, 1917, authorizing a committee of three, together with the President, to sell the real estate aforesaid and this deed is executed by the President and Secretary pursuant to the authority of the said Executive Committee and special committee appointed by the foregoing resolutions, and with their consent, and by the authority of the Board of Directors of the party of the first part. IN WITNESS WHEREOF the party of the first part has hereto set its corporate name and caused its corporate seal to be hereunto fixed by its President and Secretary, on this the day and year first above written. LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY by Geo. A. Hubbell, Pres. Attest: J. H. S. Morrison, Secretary {Seal} State of Tennessee, Knox County Personally appeared before me Jno. M. Thornburgh a Notary Public in and for the State and County aforesaid, Dr. Geo. A. Hubble [sic], President of Lincoln Memorial University, and J. H. S. Morrison, Secretary of Lincoln Memorial University, with whom I am personally acquainted, who being duly sworn, made oath that they are the officers aforesaid of said university, that they are respectively the President and Secretary of Lincoln Memorial University, and that they are lawfully authorized to execute this deed, and who acknowledge that they executed the foregoing instrument for the purposes therein expressed. WITNESS my hand and official seal at office in Knoxville this 14th day of December 1917. Jno. M. Thornburgh Notary Public Received the 25th day of Feb 1918 at 11:42 o’clock A.M.  Recorded the 25th day of Feb.  Jas. H. Copeland, Register. Stamps $65.00 Source: Knox County, TN, Warranty Deed Book 301, Pages 121-122 Transcriber’s note: Some basic corrections, such as capitalizing proper nouns, were made in the transcription.  The original typescript was not corrected when it was generated.

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