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Dr. John Stites - property dealings


Deed – Secretary of State, New York.

Deed Book 25, pgs 150


Leonard M. Cutting
to
John Stites 

This indenture made the sixteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three between Leonard M. Cutting of the one part and John Stites of Elizabeth Town in the State of New Jersey Merchant of the other part 

Witnesseth that the said Leonard M. Cutting for and in consideration of the sum of ten shillings to him in hand paid by the said John Stites the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained sold remised released aliened enfeoffed and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell remise release alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said John Stites his heirs and assigns All that certain tract of land situate in the County of Tioga and State of New York being the North West quarter part of Township fifteen of the twenty Townships laid out for sale on the west side of the Unadilla River as the said quarter is bounded and described in the map and field book thereof filed in the Secretary’s Office of the State aforesaid the quarter part containing about six thousand three hundred and thirty three acres be the same more or less 

together with all and singular the appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining, with all the estate right title property interest claim or demand whatsoever of him the said Leonard M. Cutting of in or to the premises or any part thereof with the remainder and remainders reversion and reversions rents issues and profits of all and singular the said premises with the appurtenances 

To have and to hold all and singular the said premises with the appurtenances unto the said John Stites his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of him the said John Stites his heirs and assigns forever 

And the said Leonard M. Cutting for himself his heirs and assigns doth covenant and grant to and with the said John Stites his heirs and assigns that he the said Leonard M. Cutting hath at the execution of these presents in himself full clear and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple in the above described premises and every part thereof and that the same are free and clear of all incumbrances and former conveyances whatsoever and the said Leonard M. Cutting and his heirs the said hereby bargained and sold premises and every part thereof with the appurtenances unto the said John Stites his heirs and assigns against him the said Leonard M. Cutting his heirs or any other person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim any estate right title or interest in the same or any part thereof shall and will warrant and by these presents forever defend 

In witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written
Leonard M. Cutting 

Sealed and delivered in the presence of us
De Witt Clinton,  Wm Cutting 

Received the day and year within mentioned of the within named John Stites the sum of ten shillings being the consideration money within expressed to be paid
Leonard M. Cutting
Witness  Wm Cutting 

Be it remembered that on the seventh day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three personally appeared before me John Ray one of the Masters in Chancery for the State of New York, William Cutting one of the subscribing witnesses to the within Indenture who being duly sworn declared that he saw the within named Leonard M. Cutting execute the within Indenture of Release as his voluntary act and deed for the uses therein contained, and that he the deponent together with De Witt Clinton the other subscribing witness signed their names as evidences thereto, and there appearing no material erasures or interlineations in the said Indenture I do allow the same to be recorded
John Ray 

The preceding Instrument was recorded at the request of the grantee. Examined and compared with the original this 19th day of August 1793 (page 150 line 38th “any” and line 45th “named” and part of “Recorded” in this certificate being severally written on erasures)
By me
Robt Harpur Dsecy 

LDS Film # 945278


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