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TRANSCRIPTION OF LAND INDENTURE
This Indenture made the fifth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four Between Francis Hart & Mary his wife of the Town of Mooers, County of Clinton and State of New York of the first part And Julius Laport of the same place of the second part Witneseth That the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of twenty four Dollars to them in hand paid, by the said party of the second part, at or before the ensealing [?] and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged, have granted, bargained, sold, remised, released, aliened, enfeoffed and confirmed, and by these present do grant, bartain, sell, remise, release, alien, enfeoff and confirm unto the said party of the second part and to his heirs and asigns [sic] forever. All certain piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the Town of Mooers County and State aforesaid and is part of Large Lot No. Sixty Seven (67) of 420 [ed: continuing onto next page]
acres which was granted by the State of New York to certain Canadian and Nova Scotia Refugees and is bounded as follows viz. commencing in the highway leading from Sheddens Villag to Plattsburgh, thence westwardly in Francis Hart[‘]s North line to Mr. Gelton[‘]s East line, thence Southwardly in said line so far that a parallel line with the North shall make two acres of land, thence East-wardly parallel with the North line to the said highway, thence Northwardly in said highway to the place beginning and is the two North acres out of the four and a half acres purchased by said Francis Hart of John Shedden + contains two acres and no more Together with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining, and the reversion and reversions, remainder remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And also all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, property claim and demand, whatsoever, of the said party of the first part either in law or equity, of, in and to the above bargained premises with the said hereditaments + appurtenances. To have + to hold the said above bargained premises, with them and every of their rights, members + appurtenances, to the said party of the second part, his heirs and asigns [sic], and to the sole + only proper use, benefit thereof of the said aprty of the second part his heirs and assigns, forever. And the said party of the first part, their heirs, executors and administrators do covenant, bargain, promise and agree, to and with the said party of the scond part his heirs and asigns [sic]. To Warrant forever to defend the above bargained premises + every part and parcel thereof against the said partys [sic] of the first part their heirs, executors, administrators + assigns and against all + every other person or persons claiming or to claim the said premises, or any part thereof.
In Witness Wherof, the said party of the first part have hereunto set their hand and seal the day and year first above written.
Signed, sealed + delivered
In th epresense of
Clinton County ss.
Francis X Hart L.S.
Polly X Hart L.S.
On the 5th day of May 1844 Francis Hart, Polly his wife whom I know to be the individuals described in and who executed the within Deed personally came before me and acknowledged that they executed the same and having examined Polly Hart separate and apart from her husband she acknowledged that she executed the same freely without fear threat or compulsion from her husband.
James Fitch – Justice Peace [sic]
Recorded June 26. 1844. 2 ½ P.M.
John B ???? Clerk