C. P. CUMMIIS."q'
Uallace-Cumminge 1rXntitg Company,
B ENGRA E RS.
JOB, BOOK -AND GOMMERGOIL PRINTING fIND ENGRfAVING.
ESTIMATES PROrIPTLY FURNISHED. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
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MR. W.S. JENNINGS.
Offce and Store 106 Main Street. BROOKSV I LLE.
Rep&-ying to your letter of a little time ago, Ah very
sorry the Dr. is not in the market for the plaae for I.want to
sell but he cant play the waiting game and get anything more of ,,
a bargain than I have offered him.
I agree with you that the place is worth a good deal
more than we can get out of it at thins time and with that in mind
am anxious to make some arrangement to have the place looked after
down there and if you are not too busy and could give it a little of
your time would be glad to know upon what terms you would
undertake to keep an eye on the same until it can be turned to
some advantage .
Of course by this I mean to take charge of any and all repairs ate.
that we may decide to make as well as the disposition of the
property shouldd a chance present itself.
I.am very much in hopes you may induce your client to invest
in this property
7Trusting to hear from you at an early date, I.beg to remairt.
VERY, TRULY YOURS. .
C. P. CUMMINGS.
Uallace-Cummings .printing Company,
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JOB, BOOK fNND GOMMBRGIOIL PRINTING fND ENORfIVING.
ESTIMATES PROrPTLY FURNISHED. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
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nd OFFICE SUPPLIES.
MR. W.S, JENNINGS.
OfficeK and Store 106 Main Street.
Office and Store 106 Main Street.
Your letter of the 30th, ult. received and it is with much
encouragement Inote you have been able to get at least an offer
from the doctor, while the same is not satisfactory perhaps he
can be induced to do eben better.
In connection with his offer would like to ascertain,
if he will guarantee the value of the BUILDING AND LOAN stock
to be $523
If this is not troubling you too much would be very glad
to receive this information at your convenience.
Ah idea has occurred to me that pnrhaps it would nst
be a bad scheme to try and start a tobacco grove on the place and
in thitevent do you know ofi anyone in the place who would like
to go in with me on some fair basis.
Did we not have a glorious victory to celebrate yesterday?
VERY TRULY YOORS.
-.M-3 ^Q^ \I~
C. P. CUMMINGS
Uallace-Cummings Printipg Company,
STATION E RS,
JOB, BOOK fiND GOMMBRGIRL PRINTING fiND ENGRfVING.
ESTIMATES PROI1PTLY FURNISHED. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
Complete line of
COMMERCIAL JULY 29/9
Office and Store 106 Main Street.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Referring to your letter of the 18th, I.am rather inclined
to consider Dr. Gwinns offer, ie. $500.00 in cash and the Iron
Belt stock amounting to $523.00 which stock I understand he guarantee
and will make good in case of failure of this association to
pay this amount within twelve months from the time ,t wasiglaced
for withdrawal, this later clause wbuld have to be embodied in the
deed or in some form which would make me perfectly secure.
I realize this is putting a very small value upon
the property and especially as the results of this present war are
likely to make some advancements for the state.
By this letter Iam and intend the same as an acceptance of the
Doctors offer with the arrangement in relation to the stock.
If he agrees will you kindly adjust the matters
for me and advise me at an early date the result or effect this
letter has and very much oblige. ,
Jftorn gotusellor and jolicilor
un all the Courts, flate and Jqited fiates.
C P. CUMMINGS.
U allace-Cummings printing Company,
JOB, BOOK fND GOMMERGIflL PRINTING fIND ENORfVING.
ESTIMATES PROFIPTLY FURNISHED. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
B LA N K B O O K S, 9 6~c S E P T 3 / 9 8 / 8
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and SOCIETY and OFFICE SUPPLIES.
Office and Store 106 Main Street.
MR. W.S. JENNINGS. MR. W.S.B
To your letter of AUG.l1ih, I.was obliged to hold the
same owing to the absence of MRS FOLSOM who has just returned
from an outing. You will note that I have made two changes in
the agreement which th e Dr. proposes to give on the stock, namely ,
that the 8523.00 shall draw interest after twelve months from date
of contract until paid, which makes the .-ame satisfactory to us
and we will accept the same and turn the property over to the DR.
providing he agrees and will give us a mortgage back on the property
pending the payment of the stock.
I have h3d the Satisfaction executed and also the deed which
would ask that you hold in ebevance until the mortqaze abover
referred to with the $500.00 in cash.and the stock is turned over to
If this propositi-on does not meet with his approval kindly return all
papers to me at an early date.
I am anxious to get this matter closed up at once and trust vou will
iTMgges upon the DR. that this offer does not hold for in': length of
SHoping for an early reply IJam.
V RULY YOURS.
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This Indenture Witnesseth: That the Citrus Queen Phosphate Comp
pany, a corporation a -AButtgenbach & Cc&Gxir.y, parties to the above and
foregoing option of ase of lands evAd by Citrus Queen Phosphate P~Os-
pihat Compnay~ erein described hereby agree and covenant as follows;
It is hereby mutually agreed that all the lands in both townships
mentioned in the foregoing option and as therein particularly described
being included in the abobe option or contract for Lease and that all
the ,laii provisions, covenants conditions and agreements in said orig-
inal option for Lease be extended to cover all the said lands and that
said option or contract for Lease be, and the .-,i is hereby mutually
agreed to and further agreed that the said option or contract for Lease
be and is hereby extended to the I5th, day of January A. D., 1899 and
that this extension bind heirs executors administrators successors and
assigns of parties hereto.
In Witness thereof the said parties have hereunto set their
hands and seals of said Citrus Queen Phosphate Co:pany and caused its
President to execute said extension and that it be attested by its
Secretary and caused j official seal to be affixed hereto by order
of its Board of Directors, this the . .. . day of December
A. D., 1898.
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SSigned sealed and delivered in pres-
ence '6f us as witnesses to the Sig-
nature of J. Buttgenbach s wit-
ness to the execu ion byhe Citrus
Queen Phosphate Company.
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After consultation we have agreed upon tie a;ove an:i foregoinl ex-
tension and recoim-etnd that it be executed. / /// /
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State of Florida.,
This contract for lease, nade and
entered into on this 9th day of April, A. D. 1898, by and
between the Citrus Queen Phosphate Company, a corporation
organized rind existing under the Laws of the State of
Florida, hereinafter called lessors, party of the first part,
and J. Buttgenbach r Co., a firn composed of J. Buttgenbach
of Citrus County, Florida, F.. Todros, Van de Rest, tcnd
Jules Holin, of Erussells, Fel-iur, parties of the second
part, herein referred to as lessees, Vi I T 'i E S SG E T H,
First. hat in consideration of the agreement hereinafter
contained on the part of tie lessees,to be observed arid
MS @rta1, .the .s.a~j Ies-srs hereby agree to grant and lease
un to the sMa Id essees C-e.'. .. .-
tracts of land, situated,lying and being in the counties of
Citrus and hernando, State of Florida, to wit ;
The north-west _quarter of the north-west quarter of Section
t(wenty,-one (21), and the north-west quarter of Lhe north-
east quarter of Section twenty (20), and the Eouthil-vest
quarter of the north-east quarter of the inc thli-wvet quarter,
nnd thu souLh-east quarter of tr.e north-v/est quarter of Lhe
noitlJ-2-est ;iur.rtie Sect ion seventeen (17), andr th e north-
." .it Ler of thu .A' th--',.st t ",.iLu r t" c Lirn i tL (2),
lit lf !!aid= ihdlia. .m. a-.a.maa. an=mman ... ... .
.norih-west quarter of the north-vwest quarter, and the north
west quarter of the soutjh-west quarter of Section six (6),
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all in Township twenty-one South, FRane tv,enty,(20)j,East;
and the north-east quarter of the south-e.st quarter, and
the south half of the north-east quarter of Section one,(l),
and the north-east quarter of the south-east quarter of
Section eleven,(11 and the north-west quarter of the'
south-west quarter of Section twelve,(l2),all in Tovwnship
twenty-one,(21), South, RanFe nineteen,(19),Fast ; and
the south-east quarter of the south-"est qup.rter, and
five acres in the north corner of the south-west quarter
of the south-west quarter of Section thirty-six, Township
twenty, (20), South, Ran-:e nineteen,(19),hast; and the
north-east quarter of the north-v;est quarter of the north-
west quarter, and the west half of the s uth-west quarter,
SI ;a-Ahf of th. southW east quarter of Section thirty
one, (3), Townsnhip twenty, SBO, oouth, Pange tvyenty East.
Ltying and being and situated in the counties of Citrus and
liernando, State of Florida, cont.Aining nine hundred and
five, ( 905 ), acres, rore or less.
The said lessors do hereby agree to th.- following
covenant, and execute .. good 'nd sufficient lease to th.
lands above describe&, or said portion thereof as
hereina.fter 3lnti oned.
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Township twenty, or all that portion of the land lyin in
Township twenty one, atthi option of the lessees, for the
tern of ten years fron the ndte of said lease, upon the
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If the statement of the exhaustion is disputed by the
lessors the lessors shall demonstrate to the lessees the
presence of additional available phosphate rok', sufficient
to come within the terms and conditions of the proposed
lease, but if the said lessees do not acceptt the said
demonstration and recall their notice to quit ,the question
shall be settled by "a.rb'itrati onr. 'ithl' n the remTainilng -i p'r ibd-
of said notice.
The arbitrators shall be phosphate miners or mining
experts. One to be chosen by the lessees, one by the lessors,
and the third to be chosen by the two in case they do not
agree. The expense of the arbitration shall be paid
equally by the parties hereto.
And the lessors reserve the right to enter on the
leased land at any and all times, thou-h not to inte'r fre
.^ ti"# ''L% ... .W r1 Oq oiney eo- lnL:or demonr-
si.rating the existence of depositss not worked at that tine.
Fifth. The lessees shall keep a correct accountof all
phosphate mined upon s:.lid land so leased, and the- payrnent of
royalties as rents shall be and.e according : to railroad
weights as the rock m-,y be shipped; anrd ny ra'iilroad
transporting said rock is hereby R-th orized and requested
to give a statermnt, arnd copies of bills of lading to :.l:
agent or authorized representative of ua-..id lesaors ,of any
or *all shipmfen.t- of phosphat e rock the' a have ale 2frona
time to time during this lease.. And the said lessees Jhall
render statements of .11 such shipments to lessors vW.ien
.shipments are nade. And the shipring bnoks of the s0id les.
terms and conditions hereinafter set forth, the choice to be
exercised nrior to the execution of the lease under this
agreement. The lands lyinC in the Township not chosen under
this provision to be reserved by lessors. Anc. the said
lessees rnr have .thirty days from this date to prospect and
select the lndcs only that they select. The lessees to have
the refusal hereafter of said portion of said lands lying in
the Township not chosen, either as purchaser or lessees; the
lessors to give lea3uos thirt:.' days w'ritLen notice of a
desire to sell or lease the wane, said notice to state the
price,if for sale,, or the terms and conditions, if for a
Th rd. The said lessors agree that the lease contempllated
.;aix:.. i~esj.aoenmt-.sal1a entitle. and authorize the lessees
to' h-ave full, pc1Etcable, ,-Lnd excluuiLvE poasessoion of a3ild
Ir.,nds a, long as the terns of lease are faithfully carried
out. The lessees halll have the right of ingresu a.nd egress,
to build railroads or tram lines, Fnd carry on all business
incident to phosphate mining. They shall also have the
right to use any timber standing on said lands for the purpose
of building railroads,or trai lines for phosphate mining,
or preparing rock -'or market.
Uai~ f--t*}t L 4- A .Q; lta I. t0 tI.
i,"i...inin gne on the 'iu"..
S. exhaustic ,o available phosphate rock, with the evidence of
such exhaustion within three months from that time.
sees sa.ll te open tr the inspection of said lessors at all
tin,.es duirnr: business hours.
Si.-th. It is further agreed that said lease shall contain
covenant to secure that the said lessees shall perfo- t et
their -agreenent of coven nt :V,. herein set forth. The said
lessors shall have a firot lien Tupll any phosptlite bfaht, :o
otlher buildin;-s,or nr..aine-ry erected or -,la.ced upon snad
leased lands by the said lessees as a. security for all
ro-altie.: that nm.", not tb pr'aid, *-.nj d .ny loes or rln.age th?.t
nny occur front cx bre::.ch of contract b: the said lessees.
Seventh. An') thlt in t-he event of da~L-'ee or tot.a.l destruc-
tion by fire,or otherwise,of arny, plant or buildinr~s which
the lessees shall have, the lessees h:,.11 have a reasonable
.,A...~t ,..f.~.t...t ..,exc.dci.. .six. months, to repair and rebuild said
tuIldinhs. And in case of epidemics or contnr-ous disease
which shall nake it ir.pouuible to na*ke shilr.ients, ori to
obtain hlianc; for ca.rr:.in. on ininij- opermaLions such Line,
not nore th]:n i:.: conti;.uous months in a year, which, th- ll be
lost shaiil -.ot be counted in this contract for iu y I..pat or
all loss hb reason of dn .es or ,ciset!.s, 3s set forth shall
not be included in the c lcul-tions of the annual ninr.r~i .
Phosph:te to he iined., prov./idin- s.ch lons ,_r: destn'ction
ShL.11 not .have been caused by, rrosu neFgli;,cnce of the.
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Eighth. The lessors hereby agree that the lessees shall
have thirty dnays from the d.te of this contract to accept the
lands above described, said lessees shall, during said thirty
days, inspect the l.'nds abqve irned, and exercise the option
on which Townhship they desire to lease.
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Ninth. The lessees hereby coverannt and .agree to prospect
the l,.nds ~elected above, .nd if found s-atisfactory to accppt
a lease to the rl!.nd situat.Led in the Tovrns].ip so chosen by
the e.)iiration of thirty d oas from the date of this contLa.ct
of aRreenmnt, .-.groeing in said lease to pay fifty cents per
ton of t-vent.y-two hundred and forty, ( 2,240), pounds eightgt
for each and every ton of available phosphate contoaining
seventy-seven ( 77) per cent of phosphate of line, and not
to exceed three per cent of iron and alunina combined during
eed that said lessees shall pay royalty as aforesaid on all
rock shipped or sold front said leased lands no natter of
what analysis. uuc;h payrAL:int of rinir.mnu- royalty to be mr.de
quarterly, per an.num, in advance durinC the operation of
aid lea, anda final settlerntnts shall be r.nae within fif-
teen days after date of each shipment, according, to r-ailroad
ceichts, for a11 in excess of c tount of nininuri 1)phosphr -te
i,,T -.: i.. t sa id je ,se"-'ml ecd t oain
the covenant that the lessees shall mine fifteen thousand.
tons lper annu m .3 a riniTnun, -nd 21 l.1 a' the roal.t: \
agreed upon fifteen thousand tons per annum durinrf the
continuance of this lease, or until the available phosphate
And tie said lessees further agree to erect suitable
plant or plants, embracing fixtures suitable for mininn and
for preparing phosphate for market. To secure t"ih r ht of
;w,', anud bu L, t. o necessary ra.ilroads 3nci trsea roads to
transport said phosph .te to the ports or to the markets at
their om m proper cost ard expense. T.. nin, prepmru for
mr.srket, and ship" said ph. s-phate rock fror said l-n.ds in
sufficient quantities that the tonare of the shipnmnts per
year shall bring the lessors an annual rental of a-t least
seven thousand five hundred Dolln.rs ,pr annun.
leui/nth. Thu lessees agree that upon the expiration of this
contract or agreement, or prior tihreto, if the lm;cndL a[re
"Y=W7 ..C.I I9 ;IQ ,Wh..,f%:.'.-af e nTnI'e date of te oxe...,o
the lease contempla.ted by this n ;recmint Lo the lessors the
sunl of ten thouze-id. Dollars cash, as rental on the land so
chosen to be lea ed. The oadd lessees shall have the rilht
to nine stifficient phos:phn.te rock at the royalty aforesaid
per ton to re-i-nir:ue then for as-id advance pR'.nont of
roy.lty that iu proposedd in thic a..rue:ecnt, and that in no-
event nore than :'ift:, cents per ton shall ultimately be paid
for the phiosphate nined, if Llae proportion of u.id lease
is carried out ir., good faith.
Twvelvth. In the' event of default in the parent of rentals
or "ny part thereof, b,: the time the sarn my become due
t ~: I,
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arnd pmxiable, ,.nd in the event o0' the failure of the caid
lessees to cormly A.'ith .mny of the terns cf z .id lease u,.nn
their 'p..rt to be ,tLrformed for thie period of thre... riont:;.
the sa-Lid le ors sha11 five tve::. d s-- notice Iritin; to
the lessees, ,nd i .'cIor.u1t r-f crr!l i,.nce of t..e t6r s of
i..i la .sI e e .'3jthin 3ailr t'. 'e t> ,;Wa '-.'- tut. rUid 1ess3 cs the
lesior ri~-' terrlnia.te si,.id leaae and be entitled to rf;entier
i.t once wvith ut hindriance, a.nd re-1os3ses3 o5.i i 1.utds.
'ihirttnth. It is f-urther urnlerstood "nd -rFree. tihat
after the advanced ro- -.)ty sh.l7l -.ve been covered by
phoo hl.Ite ined, .e .foresa.id, tie essocs .ll pIe' t'he
st :-ut.l-ted roy,.lty for e.,ch nd ever:" ton rined under the
Ie:.se :Lbove mentioned.
It is unmderstoo6 thut the roy:',I.ty of the nin"ur.ni
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ivietiher ss.id rAnim~ tonage per year shal! ha-ve bcei nine
or not during the co.,ti-.''.,wce of tJhi: l;eae or until the
Vai. .b!u ]hiosp:r.te li e:xhU us i.eru, provided, ho..,ever, tn!:.t
sli-ou.ld t:h les1ce- fail] to iine the s.id n-iniruir. toni.-e of
_fl-1r.i- tioius jId tons per,-.unnl under ti:i; contract tu:..- t Jiall
hIL.vc L ri'l-ht during the succC. diin contract year to In .C
L. thO t' "-r
a sufficitcnt 2-nount of phoppl u.te rec] over ar.nd above r-.'.e
1nininLi of that succeudin year, r;-..d tn n.-:e up the d,;ericiery
of the proceeding .year.
The lessees shall have the richt to renove,wrtithiin
six r0onths front the terninn.t.nn of said lease, a] of the
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machinery,. railroad iron, and buildings whi ch they ma, have-
placed thereon, of -every kind snd: description, except cross-
ties. And said .impro'vcnents,.. machihery, buildings,
rrailro ad.s, trans ,or *other .iIprovrements so placed upon said
- lnd sahal l-re ain-l and be the property of said l eesee subb-
ject to the conditions of this lease.
Fourteenth. The lessors snhll have' he right to insect:
and examine the ground, nines, and phosphate nined., at all
t.imes, and to take samples at ple..sure.
It is further eareed that no overburden or debris shall
be placed over syr phosphate having leso than t-'enty three
feet of overburden. All available phosphate shall be
exhausted within r.aaoh o.- plat 6ibefor.- the 1aplnt shoill be6
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phouaphate" hall be understood to nen u.ll phosphate of the
,grade above nentibried, contained in deposits having a
thickness equal ot greater.thian the overburden dovn to what
is known as the writer level, or to a volume of water that
cannot be controlled or removed by a six inch steamn, ump.
'.Sixteenth. 4 I. is further understood and agreed that at11
moneys :to be rpaid ulader the proposed lease .shlle be.. I .
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Seventeenth. It is further agreed that the parties of the
second part shall not.sublet said lands without the written
consent of the parties of the first part.
Eighteenth. It is further agreed that these presents shal:
bind the lessees, their heirs, executors, adacninitrators and
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assigns, ,'nd thm.t these presents shall be executed in
In witness whereof te -part'ies hereto -.ave set their
hands pnd seals, the lessors entering into these articles of
agreenent by its president and secretary by authority of the
Board of Directors. n
Signed, sealed mind
dei vered in- the presence
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State of Florida,
This Agreement made and entered into this llth day of August
1898, between W. M. Brooks and Sue G. Brooks his wife, and The Floral
City Phosphate Company of Citrus County, Flori'd, parties of the first
part, and Joseph Buttgenbach and Ernest Todros as co-partners doing
business under the firm name of J. Buttgenbach & Company in Citrus
County, Florida, of the second part, Witnesseth:
That Whereas, the first parties have leased certain adjoining
lands in Section sixteen in Township twenty south, of Range twenty
east in said county to the second parties, and the second parties have
erected a phosphate mining plant on the SE 1/4 of Sec. 16, a portion of
said above described land leased from the said Floral City Phosphate
Company, and the second parties are desirious of washing the gravel
phosphate from the S 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of said Sec.16, lands leased
from W. M. and Sue G. Brooks, at said mining plant with and at the same
time while washing the phosphate gravel from the mines in the SE 1/4
said Sec.16, Now, therefore, it is agreed as follows between the par-
1st. The parties of the first part agree for the second parties
to wash and manipulate the phosphate gravel from the above lands
together at the said mining plant.
2nd. The parties of the second part to use from each.and every
mine on above described lands in conveying said gravel to said washer
cars of equal measurement capacity inside and loaded uniformily, and a
correct and separate account of the cars conveyed to said washer from
each of the above described lands to be kept by a careful and competent
person on the top of said washer, as each car is conveyed to the washer,
a copy or duplicate of the number of cars conveyed to said washer from
each tract to be furnished to first parties or their agents at the time
of each shipment, and oftener if desired by the first party or their
agent. The second parties to pay all costs incidental to this contract.
3rd. The boulder from each tract of the above described lands to
be kept and shipped separate, and the numbers and initials of each
railroad car to be furnished to the first parties or their agent from
each property While loading or called for.
4th. The parties of the first part agree that the plant, machinery
and ether material put upon said SE 1/4 of said Sec.16 by second party
shall be held by said W. M. Brooks and Sue 0. Brooks under the clause
No. four in the contract between V. M. Brooks and Sue G. Brooks
and J. Buttgenbach & Co. executed the 24th day of November, 1897,
the same as if said plant, machinery and other material was located on
the S. 1/2 of NW 1/4 of said Sec.16.
In Witness Whereof the parties hereto have hereunto set their
hands and seals this llth day of August, 1898.
Signed, sealed and delivered in
duplicate in the presence of. SUE G. BROOKS (Seal)
E. K. NELSON W. IL BROOS (Seal)
R. C. BRADLEY FLORAL CITY PHOS. CO.(Seal)
Floral City Phos. Co. By W. M. BROOKS PREST ( Sea)
JOS. BUTTGENBACH (Seal)
By EMIL VANESPEN
Atty in Fact (Seal)
E. TODROS (Seal)
By EMIL ~S4''BSPEN
Atty in Fact (Seal)
J. BUTTGENBACH & CO. (Seal)
By EMIL VAN ESPEN
State of Florida, Atty in Fact (Seal)
Before the undersigned personally appeared William M. Brooks
and his wife Sue G. Brooks to me well known, and known to me to be the
persons who executed the foregoing agreement, and thereupon the said
William H. Brooks and Sue G. Brooks acknowledged that they executed the
eanme and the said Sue G. Brooks being examined by me separate and
apart from her said husband acknowledged that she executed the same
freely and voluntarily without any compulsion, fear, apprehension or
constraint of or from her said husband; and the said W. M. Brooks
also acknowledged that the Floral City Phosphate Company by him as its
President executed the foregoing agreement, and that he executed the
same by authority of the said Company and attached the seal of said
Company to same by its authority.
Witness my hand and official seal this llth day of August,
A. D. 1898.
R. C. BR A D L E TI
Notary Public *fr the
(Notary's Sfal) State of Florida.
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Stat e of Florida,
County of Citrus, Ss.
This lease made and entered into this
26th day of April, A.D.1898,by and between Willian .Brooks, and
Sue G.rxboks,his wife,o'f oitruq a unt y,Flo ri da, parties of the
first part and J.Butt genbach of Hart shrn, Florida, E.TodIsa ; E.
Van de Rest, and Jules Rolin of Brussells, Belgium, partners, trading:
and do ing business under the firm name and style of J. utt genbach
and company in Citrus Count y, State of Fo rida,hereinafter called
lessees,parties of the second part, W i t n e s t h : -
That in coDsideraticnto them in hand paid,the receipt. of
Which is acknowledged,the lessors do hereby grant and lease Unto
the lessees,their heirs,executors, administrators and assigns the
following pieces,parcels and tracts of land, situated, lying and
being in Citrus County, State of Florida, t o w i t ; -
The north-west quarter, and north-west quarter of the south-west
quart er of Section nine,Township t went y, S ut h, Range went y, East ;
and the south half of the north-we. quarter of Section five; and
the south half of the north-east quarter of Section six; and the
north-west quarter of the north-west quarter of Section twen y-
one,and the ncrth-east quarter of the north-east quarter of
Section twenty; and the south-east quarter of Setien nineteen, all
in Township twenty, South, Range twenty East, co nt aining six hundred
acres, be the same more or less,for the term of ten years from the
date hereof,upcn the terms, stipulations and conditions herein-
after set forth.
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It is understood by the parties hereto that the lessors have
only a tax-title to the lands herein described; and that this
lease shall only extend to and cover such right,title and inter-
est as the lessors may have bece entitled to under sAid tax-
The lessees agree to pay,or cause to be paid,tothe less rs,
at Floral City, Florida,as rent for the prbpertY above described,
the sum of sevet-y-tve cents for each and every ton of phosphate
rock of twenty-two hundred and forty pounds that may be mined
from said lands during the continuance of this lease. The lessees
shall pay the tipulated royalty,for every ton mined, in quarterly
installments,begining with the mining operations thereon.
The lessees shall keep a correct account of all phosphate
mined Upon said lands, and the paymerLt of iryalti&s, as rent s, shall
be made according to rail ad weights as the ro ck may be shipped,
and any railibad company transporting said phosphate ir ck is
hereby authorized to give st&aements and copies of bills of lading
to any agent or aut prized representative of the lessors ; and all
shipments of padsphate rock that may be made f'im time to time
during this lease, and the lessees shall render statements of
such shipments to t he lesser when such shipment s are made, and
whenever requesed so to db ; and the shipping books of the lessees
shall be open to the inspection of the less rs at all times
during business hours.
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BAKER of 20th District.
BLITCH of 21st District.
BROOME. of 6th District'
BUTLER of 23d District.
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KIRK of 9th District. \
LAW of 29th District.
M MILLER of 25th District.
MYERS of Sth District. -
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