This Indenture  made this twenty eighth day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Ninety three Between John McQueen Junior, Alexander McQueen and Catherine McQueen relict and widow of Peter McQueen deceased all of Salem in the county of Washington and State of New York of the first part and Richard Hamilton of the same Town and County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Fourteen pounds Current money of the State of New York to them in hand paid at or before the ensealing and Delivery of these presents to the receipt whereof whereby Acknowledged Have granted Bargained and Sold and by have foresworn do grant Bargain, Sell, Assign, Release and Confirm unto the said Richard Hamilton in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and Sale to him there of made for one year by Indenture bearing Date the day next before the day of the Date of these presents and by favor by the Laws  for Transferring gives into Possession and to his heirs and assigns forever All that Certain Lot of Land known and distinguished by Lot Number thirty three located in Salem in the County aforesaid in a patent granted to Alexander Turner  and Others Beginning at a Birch Tree the Northwest Corner of thirty two and unto north thirteen Degrees South twenty three Rods to a Beech Tree. Hence, South thirteen degrees West twenty Rods from then unto the first mentioned bounds contained . . . Be it remembered that on the Eighth day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand and seven hundred and Ninety three personally appeared before me Ebenezer Russell Esquire first Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the County aforesaid James McCrea one of the subscribing Witness who being duly sworn deposeth sayeth that he saw John McQueen Junior, Alexander McQueen and Catharine McQueen sign Seal and deliver the within written Indenture as their voluntary Act and Deed for themselves and purposes herein mentioned and at the same time Nathan Park here as the other subscribing Witness sign his name as a witness there to and having Examined said Indenture and there in no material alterations but swear are taken Notice in Memorandum at the Bottom allows the same to be recorded Ebenezer Russell Hereby the Aforegoing Record to be a true Copy of the Original Deed Examined and Compared with the same this 20th day of February 1793

John McCrea, Clerk

 

Deed from Book 2, Page 16 (LDS Roll # 0553412) Court Records, Deeds from Washington County, New York, 1776 - 1796