liber 31 p 463 - 466

 This Indenture made the twenty second day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven Between Alfred S. Pell of the City County and State of New York Esquire and Adelia D. Pell his wife parties of the first part and John Johnston Cameron of the same City County and State Esquire party of the second part.

            Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Five thousand dollars lawful money of the United States of America to them in hand paid by the said John Johnston Cameron at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof they the said parties of the first part do hereby acknowledge and thereof do acquit and discharge the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever by these presents have granted bargained and sold aliened  ???  released and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain and sell alien ??? release and confirm unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever

            All those certain tracts or percels of land with the buildings and improvements thereon erected and made situate lying and being partly in the town of New Paltz and partly in the town of Esopus in the County of Ulster and State of New York and at the north easterly corner of the said town of New Paltz and Southeasterly corner of the said town of Esopus.

            The first of which said tracts or parcels of land is situate on the west side of Hudsons river and is bounded and described as follows:

            Beginning in the said town of New Paltz at the southeast corner of the said first tract or parcel of land and also at the southeast corner of that part of the said tract which is commonly known as the Polhamus Lot at a hemlock tree standing on the west bank of the Hudson River distant about fifty chains southerly from the mouth of Beaver Creek or where the said creek empties into the Hudson river and running thence north seventy five degrees west thirty seven chains and fifty links to a heap of stones in the southwesterly corner of said tract thence running north three degrees east four chains and twenty eight links to a pine tree marked thence running north seventy eight degrees west three chains to a chesnut tree on the southeast bank of Beaver Creek marked thence running north twenty two degrees east along the said creek three chains and sixty eight links to the end of the wall in the north westerly corner of the said Polhamus Lot thence running north eighty one degrees west one chain and seventy links across said Beaver Creek and the road thence running north nineteen degrees east along the said road three chains and seventy three links to the corner of the nursery thence running north sixty seven degrees west one chain and thirty links thence running north forth seven degrees west one chain thence running north seven and a half degrees east six chains and ninety links to the south side of the road thence running north fourteen degrees west one chain to the corner thence running north thirteen degrees east seven chains thence running north twelve degrees east seven chains and eighty eight links to George Townsends line thence running north eighty four and a half degrees east twenty chains and ninety links to the shore of the bay at the mouth of the said Beaver Creek and where the said creek empties into the Hudson river then continuing in the same course last mentioned eight chains and seventy seven links to a pine bush on the easterly side of the point formed by the said bay or mouth of Beaver Creek and the Hudson river and thence running southerly along the margin of the Hudson River to the place of beginning. 

            And also all the land covered by water and included within the boundaries aforesaid containing in the whole one hundred and forty three acres more or less.

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            The Second of which said tracts or parcels of land is described and known by the name of Raaph’s or Esopus Island situate in the Hudson river in an easterly direction from the mouth of the said Beaver Creek and the tract of land herein before particularly described and contains ten acres of land more or less 

            Together with all and singular the tenements hereditaments and appurtenances ??? whatsoever unto the same above mentioned and described ??:? in any wide appertaining and also the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues and profits thereof.  And also all the estate right title interest dower and right of dower claim and demand whatsoever of thereon the said parties of the first part of in and to the said premises and of in and to every part and parcel thereof.

            To have and to hold the said premises above mentioned and every part of them and every part thereof with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of them the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever.  And the said Alfred S. Pell for himself and his heirs executors and administrators doth covenant grant promise and agree to and with the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns that he the said Alfred S. Pell and his heirs the above described and hereby granted and conveyed premises and every part thereof with the appeurtenancy unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns against the said parties of the first part and their heirs and against all persons whomsoever lawfully claiming and to claim the same shall and will warrant and by these presents forever defend.

            And lastly the same parties of the first part have made ordained constituted and appointed and by these presents do constitute appoint make and ordain Charles C. King of the said City County and State of New York Attorney at law their true and lawful attorney for them the said parties of the first part and in their names into the said tract or parcel of land and premises with the appurtenances hereby granted or mentioned to be granted or into some part thereof in the name of the whole to enter and full and peaceable possession and seisin thereof for them the said parties of the first part.  And in their name to take and have.  And after such possession and seisin thereof so taken and held the like full and feasible possession an seisin thereof or of some part thereof in the name of the whole unto the said party of the second part or to his certain attorney or attorneys in that behalf to give and deliver.  To Hold to him the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever according to the true intent and meaning of these presents ratifying confirming and allowing all and whatsoever their said attorney shall do in the premises --- 

            In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto respectively set their hands and seals the day and year first above written

 

Sealed and delivered in presence of            }

             Samuel B. Ruggles                         }            A. dS. Pell                  (signed)

            R. S. Pell                                          }            A. D. Pell                  (signed)

City and County of New York                    }

 

            Be it remembered that on this twenty second day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven before me Samuel B. Ruggles Commission to take the acknowledgment of deeds for the City and County of New York personally appeared Alfred S. Pell and Adelia D his wife to me personally known to be the persons within described as grantors and they then severally acknowledged that they executed the within deed freely for the use therein declared and the said Adelia D. Pell being by me then and there examined privately separately and apart from her said husband acknowledged that she executed the said deed freely without any fear or compulsion of her said husband there being no alternations in the said deed let it be recorded

                                                            Samuel B. Ruggles

                                                            Commissioner of Deeds 

City of New York and County of New York

            I Nicholas Dean Clerk of the City and County of New York do hereby certify that Samuel B. Ruggles whose name is subscribed to the certificate of the proof or acknowledgment of the annexed indenture or instrument in writing and thereon written was on the day of the date of the said certificate a commissioner in and for the City and County aforesaid dwelling in the City commissioned and sworn and duly authorized by law to take the proof and acknowledgment of deeds and discharges of mortgages and further that I am acquainted with the handwriting of the said Commissioner and verily believe that the signature of Samuel B Ruggles subscribed to the said certificate is the proper handwriting of the said Commissioner.  In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the said county the 22 day of October 1827

                                                N. Dean

Memorandum that on the twenty third day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven full and peaceful possession and seisin of all and singular the described tenements and premises within mentioned to be given granted and enscossed??? with the appurtenances was given and delivered by the within named Charles C. King, the attorney of the within named parties of the first part (by virtue of the letter of Attorney contained in the within deeds unto the within named John Johnston Cameron in his own proper person.  To Hold to him the said John Johnston Cameron his heirs and assigns forever according to the tenor force form and effect of the deed within written in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our respective names and with the assent of us the undersigneds
                                                John Sheldon                      Prudence Prely
                                                Epenatus Devoe                   Elizabeth Brown
                                                Hazekiah Persele                 John Beaver
                                                Mary Marshall

Ulster County                 }

            Be it remembered that on this twenty third day of October A. D. 1827 personally appeared before me Charles C. King of the City of New York to me personally known the attorney in the within deed named who being by me duly sworn did depose and say that he the said Charles C. King under and by virtue of the within letter of attorney and in pursuance of the authority therein contained did on this twenty third day of October in the year one thousand and eight hundred and twenty seven give delivery of seisin of all and singular the lands tenements and premises mentioned and described in the within deed unto John J. Cameron in his own proper person (and who was then well known to the said deponent) and that such delivery of seisin was made & delivered in the presence of John Sheldon, Epenatus Devoe, Hazekiah H Persele, Mary Marshal, Prudence Prely, Elizabeth Brown and John Beaver who then and there became subscribing witnesses to the making of delivery of seisin as aforesaid – the words the attorney in the within deed named first interlined.

                                    A Bruyan Hasbrouck
                                    Commissioned to perform certain
                                    Duties of a judge of Sup Court

A true record entered the twenty third day of October 1827 at 3 o’clock p.m.
                                                Jacob Snyder, Clerk

This is a typed transcription of a photo of a handwritten document on file with the Ulster County Clerk's Office in the Vault Room, Fair and Main Streets, Kingston, New York
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