Indenture. 59 1/4 acres - Blackwell's Island.

Manuscript. Ink on paper, 1794.
Sheet size 12 3/4 x 7 7/8" (32.5 x 20 cm)
Overall good condition. Creases and paper cracking in fold lines.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 94260
Price: $1,900.00
Publisher :
"This Indenture made the second day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety four between Lydia and Mary Blackwell of New Town in Queens county of the one and James Blackwell of Blackwells Island in the country of New York witnesseth [sic] that the said Lydia and Mary Blackwell for and in consideration of five shillings lawfull money of New York to them in hand paid at and before the ensealing [sic] and delivering of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath bargained sold and demised and by these presents doth bargain sell and demise unto the said James Blackwell all that part of an Island in the east River in the County of New York which on a division of the said Island between Jacob Blackwell and James Blackwell fell to the share of the said Jacob Blackwell and was by Indenture bearing date the third day of April one thousand seven hundred and eighty one by the said James Blackwell remised released and quit claimed unto the said Jacob Blackwell his heirs and assigns forever that is to say all the most eastwardly part of the said Island beginning at the division line between the part of the said Island belonging to the said James Blackwell and the part of the said Jacob Blackwell and thence extending to the easternmost [sic] part of the said Island and containing fifty nine and one quarter acres more or less together with all and singular the profits priviledges [sic] advantages Rights members hereditaments and appurtenances to the hereby demised foremisses [sic] belonging or in anywise appertaining and the Reversion and reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents Issues and Servisess [sic] thereof and of every part thereof to have and to hold all and singular the hereby granted and demised most eastwardly part of the said Island Containing fifty nine and one Quarter acres on one or less will all the priviledges [sic] advantages hereditaments and appurtenances unto the said James Blackwell his executors administrators and assigns from the day next before the day of the date of these presents until the full end and term of one whole year thence next ensuing and fully to be completed and ended yielding and paying therefor at the expiration of the said term one pepper corn if Required to the intent and purpose that by virtue of these presents and by force of the Statute for transferring of uses of ..."Framed in 1 1/4" receding wood molding painted black with gold metal leaf lip. Archival mat and backing. Finished with UV Plexiglas. 18th-19th Century Subjects