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John Stites - property dealings

Mortgage - Essex County, New Jersey.

Mortgage Book D, pg 241

Alexander Le Sassier & his wife
John Stites 

“all that tract of land situate lying and being in Elizabeth Town aforesaid
beginning at the South West corner of John Hunt’s land by a smale brook
then South fifty five degrees one chain thirty seven links
then South seventy five degrees west one chain and ninety two links
then South sixty degrees West six chains and fifteen links
then North sixty eight degrees thirty minutes West two chains and thirty five links to a corner of land in possession of Aaron Miller
then South forty two degrees West twelve chains & eighteen links to the middle of the road
then South sixty three degrees East as the road runs sixteen chains to the land of Francis Child late Henry Gathwait’s land
then North forty nine degrees East nine chain & fifty links from the middle of the road
then North fifty one degrees forty five minutes East two chain and five links to the corner of the said Francis Child’s garden
then North seventeen degrees and eight chain
then North twenty one degrees West and five chain and thirty five links to the beginning corner
containing thirty acres be the same more or less”

which said premises with the appurtenances mortgaged by Alexander Le Sassier and Paurer? his wife late of the Island of St. Domingo but now of Elizabeth Town in the County of Essex and State of New Jersey to John Stites of Elizabeth Town aforesaid for the better securing the payment of the sum of one thousand five hundred pounds proclamation money of New Jersey agreeably to the condition of a certain Bond bearing equal date with these presents said mortgage bears date the first day of April 1796 was acknowledged the 25th day of November 1796

Received in the office December the 5th and recorded the same day 1796.

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