between Reuben Towner and
Transcribed and contributed by Jackie Towner
This indenture made the ninth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three. Between Reuben Towner of Lexington, County of Greene, and state of New York of the first part, and Luranda Towner of Hunter, county and state aforesaid of the second part. Witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the rents?, covenants and agreements hereinafter mentioned, reserved and contained on the part and behalf of the said party of the second part, his executors, administrators and assigns to be paid, kept and conformed, have granted, demised, and to form? Letter? And by these presents do grant, demise and to farm? Lot? Unto the party of the second part his executors, administrators and assigns. All and also for the further consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars to him in hand paid before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt hereof being acknowledged, that part of lot No. sixty one in the subdivision of great lot No. twenty three in the Hardenburgh Patent in the town of Hunter and the county of Greene and being the northeasterly corner of said lot sixty one and bounded as follows, beginning at the northeast corner of said lot sixty one and running westerly along the line between lots 61 and 56 to lands sold to Elias by Solomon Showers 29th Oct 1830, thence along southerly to the aforesaid line to a stake and stones, thence eastwardly along the line run for a line between the said Solomon and Elias Showers to the east line of said lot sixty one, thence northwardly along the east line of said lot 61 to the place of beginning containing by estimation fifty acres of land be the same more or less, and also all the stock now on the said farm to wit, one grey horse, one spotted mare and colt, one cow, three yearling calves, one brindle two year old bull, one set of one horse wagon harness and all the farming tools now on the farm and also the household furniture in and about the house to have and to hold the said above mentioned and described premises with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part, his executors, administrators and assigns from the day of the date hereof for and during and until the full end and term of the said Luranda’s natural life, thence next ensuing and fully to be complete and ended yielding and paying there for unto the said party of the first part his heirs or assigns and every of them during the said term hereby granted, the annual rent , a sum of one cent lawful money of the United States of America in one annual payment to wit on the first day of May in each and every of the said years provided always nevertheless that if the rent above reserved or any part thereof shall be behind or unpaid by the space of ten days next after any day of payment whereon the same right to be paid as aforesaid the same being first lawfully demanded then and from thenceforth it shall and may be lawful for the said party of the first part his heirs and assigns unto and upon the said demised premises and every part thereof wholly to ___ and the same again repossess and enjoy as in his and their first former estate to distrain? for any rent that may remain due therein any thing herein before contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding and the said party of the second part for herself, her heirs executors and administrators do covenant and agree to and with the said party of the first part his heirs and assigns by these presents that the said party of the second part her executors administrators or assigns shall and will and every? during the said term hereby granted will and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said party of the first part his heirs or assigns the said above rent above mentioned on the days and in the manner limited and prescribed as aforesaid for the payment thereof without any deduction fraud or delay according to the true intent and meaning of these presents and also that the said party of the second part his executors administrators or assigns shall and will at their own proper costs and charges bear pay and discharge all such taxes duties and assessments whatsoever as shall or may during the said term hereby granted be charged assessed or imposed upon the said demised premises not however to exceed the amount of one cent in every one year and that on the last day of the said term or other ____ determination of the estate hereby granted the said party of the second part her executors administrators or assigns shall and will peaceably and quietly leave surrender and yield up unto the said party of the first part his heirs and assigns all and singular the said demised premises and the said party of the first part for himself his executors and administrators do covenant and grant to and with the said party of the second part her executors administrators and assigns by these presents that the said party of the second part her executors administrators assigns paying the said yearly rent above mentioned and performing the covenants and agreements aforesaid on their part shall and may at all times during the said term hereby granted peaceably and quietly have hold and enjoy the said demised premises without any manner of ____________
In witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.Reuben Towner L.T.