Know all Men by these Presents, That
I Nathan P. Reynolds of Canton, in the County of Oxford and State of Maine, yeoman
in consideration of the sum of Six hundred and fifty dollars
paid by Lemuel Dunham, of Hartford, county and State aforesaid, yeoman
the receipt whereof I
do hereby acknowledge, do hereby give, grant, bargain, Sell and Convey unto the said Lemuel Dunham, his
heirs and assigns forever, a certain piece or parcel of land situated in said Hartford, being a part of lot numbered nine in the tenth range of lots in said Hartford, & bounded as follows, to wit, Westerly by a line drawn North & South from a stake & stones standing on the North side of the road leading through said lot.—on the North & South by the original lot lines, easterly by lands owned by David Mason, —containing fifty acres, more or less.
Also—one other piece of land, adjoining the above and thus discribed, and bounded as follows, to wit, Beginning at the South East corner of land owned by Robert Bates, Jr.—thence East about forty rods
until it strikes land formerly owned by to a stake & stones standing near an old causeway bridge, thence South until it strikes land formerly owned by Benjamin Ellis.—thence West on the lot line until it strikes land formerly sold to Robert Bates, Jr. Thence North to the first mentioned bounds containing thirty acres more or less, being the same land deeded to me by William H. Brettun by his deed dated May 17, 1850, and recorded with Oxford Records book 89 page 134.
To have and to hold,
the aforegranted and bargained Premises, with all the privileges and appurtenances thereof to the said Lemuel Dunham his
heirs and assigns, to their use and behoof forever. And I
do covenant with the said Lemuel Dunham, his
heirs and assigns, that I am
lawfully seized in fee of the Premises ; that they are free of all incumbrances ; that I
have good right to sell and convey the same to the said Lemuel Dunham
to hold as aforesaid ; and that I
Heirs shall and will WARRANT AND DEFEND
the same to the said Lemuel Dunham, his
heirs and assigns forever, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons.
In Witness Whereof, I
the said Nathan P. Reynolds
and Flora Reynolds
wife of said Nathan P. Reynolds,
in testimony of her relinquishment of her right of DOWER in the above described premises, have hereunto set our
this twenty ninth
day of November
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
forty fifty three.
Nathan P. Reynolds
Signed, Sealed, and Delivered, in Presence of,
Josiah C. Ellis
SS. November 29,
. Personally appeared the above named and acknowledged the above instrument to be his
free act and deed. Before me,
Justice of the Peace.
[Recorded 27 Oct. 1854, Oxford County (Me.) Deeds (Eastern District), Book 102, Page 87.]