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Deed between Thomas Alcott and
Benjamin Briggs
1835

Located in Book 5, Deeds, page 474

Transcribed and contributed by Barbara Craddock


This indenture made the nineteenth day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty five between THOMAS ALCOTT of the Village of Athens, County of Greene, State of New York of the first part and BENJAMIN BRIGGS of the Village, County, and State aforesaid of the second part witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of thirty five dollars money of account of the United States of America to the said party of the first part by the said party of the second part in hand well and truly paid it on, not before the ensealing and delivery of those presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, released and confirmed unto the said party of the second part in his actual possession now being and to his heirs and assigns forever all that certain piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the Village of Athens in the County of Greene aforesaid and within a tract of land commonly called the Glebe lands and being part of lot number seven in said tract on the easterly side of and fronting upon what is called Swan Street and which said piece or parcel of said lot number seven hereby intended to be conveyed is contained within the following boundary to wit: beginning in the Northeast corner of said lot number seven and on the East line of said Swan Street and running from thence Northerly along the North line of said lot number seven, eighty feet thence Southerly at right angles twenty five feet to the center of said lot number seven thence westerly parallel with the north boundary line of said lot number seven eighty feet to Swan Street  aforesaid and thence northerly along said Swan Street  twenty five feet to the place of beginning containing two thousand square feet of ground and it is agreed by the parties to this conveyance that the said party of the second part is to pay and discharge the assigned rent reserved upon said lot number seven by the Trustee of the Lutheran Zion Church at Athens to wit: on the two thousand square feet of ground on the same bears the proportion to whole number of square feet contained in said lot number seven not withstanding the covenant hereafter contained in this deed together with all and singular the privileges advantages or hereditaments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in  any wise appertaining  and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders unto issues and profits thereof and all the estate right and title interest Property claim and not the __________whatsoever both in law and in equity of the said party of the first part or either of them of in or to the same every or any part  or parcel thereof  to have and to hold the above granted, bargained and released premises with the appurtenances  unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns to the only proper use of the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever and the said party of the first part for himself and his heirs executors and administrators do by there presents covenant, promise, grant and agree to and with the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns in manner and form following that is to say that he the said party of the first part at the time of the ensealing  and delivery of these presents is lawfully served in his own right of in and to the said premises mentioned to be hereby granted and released with the appurtenances as of a good wise perfect absolute and indefeasible  state of inheritance in fee simple without any condition or other matters or thing whatever to alter, change, charge, defect or make void the same and also that the said party of the first part hath in himself good right full power and lawful authority to grant, bargain sell release  and enfeoff  the said premises hereby mentioned to be granted and released unto and to the use of the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns in manner aforesaid and further that the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns shall and may from time to time at all times forever here after reasonably and quietly  have hold, occupy, possess and enjoy  the said premises mentioned to be hereby granted and released with the appurtenances and that free and clear and freely and clearly acquitted, exonerated and discharged of from and against all and all manner of  and  other gifts, grants, bargains discharges mortgage __________ and title of dower judgments executions charges and encumbrances whatsoever and the said party of the first part for himself and his heirs all and singular the premises mentioned to be hereby granted and released and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns against all and every person and persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents in witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their Hands and seals the day and year first above written. 

                                                                                    THOMAS ALCOTT                L.S.

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