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Dr. John Stites - property dealings

Deed - Franklin County Courthouse, Columbus, Ohio, (Delaware County)

Deed Book A, pg 91

John Stites
Wm D. Peyster

Received New York 15th March 1797 from John Stites land warrant of the United States three thousand four hundred acres of land as a collateral security for the payment of a bond given by said Stites to Abraham Depreyster John Depreyster Charles W. Peal and John Stagg sr. for six hundred and fifty pounds the one half to be paid the first of April next the other half the first of February next as witness my hand the day and date above
signed Wm. D. Peyster

New York April 23 1799
Rec’d of Mr John Stites one thousand dollars in payment of a bond in my hands due my children
signed Wm De Peyster

With which warrants and the addition of six more the said Stites caused to be located in the names of Abraham De Peyster as trustee for him and the others concerned four thousand acres of land in the military tract of the United States lying in the eighteenth Range sixth township and second quarter 

Know all men by these presents that I John Stites late of Elizabeth Town in the County of Essex and State of New Jersey do by these presents revoke recall and utterly disclaim all power and authority given or supposed to e given by Letter of Attorney (or any other way for the purposes of selling or disposing of the above described and patented lands on any other principle than subject to the equity of redemption) by the said John Stites unto Wm De Preyster or either of his children named in the above receipt hereby declaring any act or deed by virtue of said power or authority utterly void and of none effect. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 9th July 1803
John Stites (seal)

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of John Maxwell

N.B. :- This deed is indexed under Stiles in the Fairfield County, Ohio deed indexes, and the deed book E-221 records his name as John Stiles in the deed. However the land in question is identical to the military grant to John Stites (GLO records OH2100_.233 – Range 18, Township 6, Quarter 2). As so often happens, his name was mis-transcribed as Stiles by the clerk. As such I have corrected the name in this transcription to prevent the error being perpetuated.

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