Mortgage: Lemuel Dunham to Lemuel Cole, 12 Dec. 1859


I Lemuel Dunham of Hartford in the County of Oxford and State of Maine in consideration of the sum of Two hundred and Sixty Dollars paid by Lemuel Cole of the same Hartford the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, do hereby give, grant, bargain, sell, and convey unto the said Lemuel Cole his heirs and assigns forever A certain piece or parcel of land situate and lying in said Town of Hartford it being Part of Lot numbered nine in the tenth range of lots in said Hartford being the Same Land conveyed to me by Nathan P. Reynolds by his Deed dated November 29th A. D. 1853, and Recorded with the Oxford Records Oct. 2727 A D 1854 Book 102 page 87 to which Deed Reference being had for particuler description containing thirty acres more or less

To Have and to Hold, the aforegranted and bargained Premises, with all the privileges and appurtenances thereof, to the said Lemuel Cole his heirs and assigns, to his & their use and behoof forever. And I do covenant with the said Lemuel Cole 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 Cole to hold as aforesaid; and that I and my heirs will warrant and defend the same to the said Lemuel Cole his heirs and assigns forever, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons.

Provided Nevertheless, That if the said Lemuel Dunham his heirs, executors, or administrators pay to the said Lemuel Cole his heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, the sum of two hundred & Sixty Dollars in one year with interest then this Deed, as also one certain Note bearing even date with these presents, given by the said Lemuel Dunham to the said Lemuel Cole to pay the sum and interest at the time aforesaid, shall both be void, otherwise shall remain in full force.

In Witness Whereof, I the said Lemuel Dunham and Lydia A. wife of the said Lemuel Dunham in testimony of her relinquishment of her right of Dower, in the above described premises, have hereunto set our hands and seals this twelfth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine

Lemuel Dunham [Seal]
Lydia A. Dunham [Seal]

John M. Deshon

Oxford SS. December 12th 1859 Personally appeared and acknowledged the above instrument to be his free act and deed.

Before me, Isaac Strickland Justice of the Peace.

[Recorded 13 Mar. 1860, Oxford County (Me.) Deeds (Eastern District), Book 120, Page 102.]

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