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1793 Indenture, Cornelius Beekman and John A. Walrath, Palatine NY

This indenture made this nineteenth day of March in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and ninety three (1793) between Cornelius C. Beekman of Palatine Town in the county of Montgomery and in the state of New York of the first part and John A. Walradt of the same place of the second part witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds current lawful money of this state of New York to him in hands 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 Hath granted, bargained, sold, remised, released, aliened, and confirmed and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, remise, release, alien, and confirm unto the said party of the second part in his actual possession now being by nature of a bargain and sale to him thereof made by indenture bearing date the day-next before the day of the date of these presents and by force of the laws for transferring of uses into possession and to his heirs and assigns Forever-all that certain, tract or parcel of land known and being part of Lot Number 17 in a patent granted unto Frances Hairison Lewis-Morris Jung (sp.?) and others, situate lying and being on the North side of the Mohawk River in town aforesaid, which said tract or parcel of land aforesaid is butted and bounded as follows; begins at the Northeast corner of Lot Number 18 and runs from thence South 68 degrees East 5 chains and 66 links then South 49 degrees and 45 minutes West 95 chains and 60 links then South 68 degrees East 1 chain then South 29 degrees and 30 minutes West 32 chains and 60 links then North 54 degrees West 5 chains and 20 links then South 49 degrees West 34 chains to the Mohawk River then up the stream of said river to said Lot # 18 then North 49 degrees East 164 chains and 60 links to the place where first begun containing 109 acres of up land, also one third part of the short measure as the same is mentioned in a deed of release from George Klock to Adolph Walradt now deceased, reverence being thereunto had may appears, and the said party of the first part EXCEPT for himself, his heirs and assigns for ever free liberty to cut and haul away wood from the above granted premises for his and their own use but not from the short measure above mentioned together with all and singular the heriditaments and appurtanences thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the Reversion and Reversions Remainded and Remainders Rents and Profits thereof and all the estate rite title interest claim or demand of the said party of the first part either in law or equity of in and to the above bargains premises and short measure with said heriditaments appurtanances to have and to hold the said land and premises with the appurtanance (except as before excepted) unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns to the sole and only proper use benefit and behoof of the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever, and the said party of the first part for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth covenant grant bargain promise and agree to and with the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns that the above bargained premises in the quiet and Peaceable Possession of the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns (except as before excepted) and against all and every other person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim the whole or any part of the said above mentioned and described premises will forever warrant and defend by these presents in writing whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeable set their hands and seals this day and year first above written.

Sealed and delivered

In the presence of

Adolph Walrath Cornelius C. Beekman

William Wallrath

Transcribed from the original by Jerry L. Walrath

The original document is in the possession of Hester Armstrong

Hyde of Portland, Oregon

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