Deed between Henry W. and Mary J. Briggs and George Thompson - 1860

Located in Book 33, Deeds, page 384-385

Transcribed and contributed by Barbara Craddock


This indenture made the this sixteenth day of June one thousand eight hundred sixty between HENRY W. BRIGGS and MARY J., his wife, of Athens in the county of Greene and state of New York of the first part and GEORGE THOMPSON of Catskill in the county and state aforesaid of the second part. Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred (300) dollars to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part do grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said party of the second part and his heirs and assigns forever. All the certain pieces parcels or lots of land situate, lying and being in the upper village of Athens in the county and state aforesaid, bounded and described as follows: VIZ: Lot number nineteen hereby intended to be conveyed is bounded on the north by lot number twenty one, on the west by lot number twenty, on the south by lot number seventeen and on the east by Hudson Street. And lot number seventeen hereby intended to be conveyed is bounded on the north by lot number nineteen , on the west by lot number eighteen, on the south by lot number fifteen, and on the east by Hudson Street. And it is also agreed by and between the parties to these presents that the parties of the first shall and will keep the buildings erected and the erected upon the lands above conveyed, insured against loss by fire and assigns the policy and certificate thereof to the said party of the second part, his executors, administrators or assigns: and in default thereof, it shall be lawful for the said party of the second part, his executors, administrators and assigns to effect such insurance, and the premium and premiums paid for effecting the same shall be in lien on the mortgaged premises, added to the amount of the said bond or obligation and secured by these presents. This conveyance is intended as a mortgage to secure the payment of the sum of three hundred dollars in manner following, TO WIT: one hundred and fifty dollars in one year from the date of these presents: and one hundred and fifty dollars in two years from the day of the date of these presents; with the interest on the amount due payable at the time of each payment according to the conditions of a certain bond dated this day, executed by the said HENRY W. BRIGGS, to the said party of the second part; and there presents shall be void if ever payment be made. But in case default shall be made in the payment of the principal or interest as above provided, then the party of the second part , his executors, administrators or assigns are hereby empowered to sell the premises above described, or any part thereof, in the manner prescribed by law: and out of the money arising from such sale, to retain the said principal and interest, together with the costs and charges of making such sale ; and the surplus if any there shall be paid by the party making such sale, on demand, to the said party of the first part or to his heirs or assigns. In witness whereof, the said parties of the first part, have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

                                                                    HENRY W. BRIGGS  L.S.
                                                                    MARY J. (X HER MARK) BRIGGS    L.S.


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