This Indenture made the third day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred between Aquila Giles, Esquire, Marshall of the New York District of the one part and Samuel Reynolds of the city of New York Merchant of the other part, Whereas, a certain writ issuing out of and under Seal of the District Court of the United States of America for the said district was lately directed and delivered to the said marshall, which is in the words following, to wit:
‘The President of the United States of America, to the Marshall of the New York District, Greeting: Whereas we by our write have commanded you that you should cause to be made of the Goods and Chattels of John Lamb, in your district One Hundred and Twenty Seven Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifty Two dollars and Ninety-nine cents of Debt, which the said United States of America lately in the District Court of the United States of America for the New York District at the City of New York recovered against him; AND also Twenty dollars and one Cent, which in the said District Court at the City of New York aforesaid were adjudged to the said United States for their damages which they had sustained as well by occasion of the Detaining of that Debt as for their Costs and Charges by them about their suit in that behalf expended, whereof the said John Lamb is convicted, as appears to us of Record, if the said John Lamb should have sufficient Goods and Chattels in your District, and if sufficient Goods and Chattels of the said John Lamb could not be found in your District, that then and in such case you should cause the Debt and Damages aforesaid to be made of the Lands and Tenements whereof the said John Lamb was seized on the eight day of May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand send hundred and ninety nine, or at any time since in whosesoever hands the same might be, and that you should have those Monies in the District Court aforesaid, at the city of New York, on the first Tuesday in August, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred ninety nine, to render unto the said United States for their debt and damages aforesaid: And you at that day returned to the said Court, that you by virtue of the said Writ to you directed for that purpose, had taken the goods and chattels of the said John Lamb in your district, to the value of Fifty dollars, part of the debt and damages aforesaid, which Goods and Chattels remained in your custody unsold for want of buyers so you could not have the Monies before this said Court on the day aforesaid; and that the said John Lamb had not any more Goods or Chattel in your District whereof you could cause to be levied any more of the Monies contained in the said Writ: Therefore, we command you that expose to sale the Goods and Chattels aforesaid of the said John Lamb, taken by you in the manner aforesaid; and have you those Monies before the District Court, at the City of New York, on the first Tuesday in February Next, to render to the said United States, for part of this Debt and Damages aforesaid: And also, We command you that the Goods and Chattels of the said John Lamb, in your District, you cause to be made One Hundred and Twenty Seven Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty-three dollars, residue of the said sum of One Hundred and Twenty Seven thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy-three dollars, if the said John Lamb shall have sufficient Goods and Chattels in your District; and if sufficient Goods and Chattels of the said John Lamb cannot be found in your district that then and in such case you cause the said sum of One Hundred and Twenty Seven Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty Three Dollars to be made of the Lands and Tenements wh**of the said John Lamb was seized, on the eight day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-nine or at any time since in whosesoever hands the same may be, and have you those Monies, together with the monies aforesaid, in the District Court aforesaid, in the City of New York on the first Tuesday in February next, to render to the said United States for the Debt and Damages aforesaid, and have you then there this Writ: Witness John Sloss Hobart, Esquire, Judge of the said Court, on the sixth day of November, in the 24th year of Independence of the said United States “ as by the said Writ, Reference being thereunto had may appear: And whereas, the said Aquila Giles, Marshall as aforesaid, by Virtue of and in Obedience to the said Writ (there not being any sufficient or further Goods or Chattels of the said John Lamb in his District) did Levy upon and take other of the Lands and Tenements of the said John Lamb “all that the undivided share, part and proportion of the said John Lamb of in and to all that certain tract, piece, parcel or ********** of land commonly known and distinguished by the name of the Town of Stockholm one of the Tracts commonly called the ten towns on the River Saint Lawrence in the Northwesterly part of the state of New York which undivided share part or proportion contains by Estimate Eleven Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty nine acres of land.
And the said Marshall by virtue of and in pursuance of the said Writ, did sell the said undivided share or proportion of said tract of land with the Appurtenances at public auction to the said Samuel Reynolds who was the highest bidder for the same at the price of four thousand two hundred and eighty two dollars Lawful Money of the said United States. Now this Indenture witnesseth, that in order to carry the said Sale into effect, and for and in consideration of the said sum of money, the price bidden as aforesaid to him the said Aquila Giles in hand paid at or before the Ensealing and Delivery of these Presents, the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, he the said Aquila Giles, Marshal as aforesaid, hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, released, conveyed and confirmed, and by those present Doth grant, bargain, sell, alien, release, convey and confirm unto the said Samuel Reynolds and to his Heirs and Assigns forever, All and singular, the said undivided share of said tract piece or parcel of Land and premises with the Appurtenances and the Reversion and Reversions, Remainder and Remainders, Rents, Issues and Profits thereof, and of every part and parcel thereof; and also, all the Estate, Right, Title, Interest, Property, Claim and Demand whatsoever, in Law and Equity, of the said John Lamb, which he, the said Aquila Giles may lawfully convey of and to the same: To have and to hold the said undivided share of said tract piece or parcel of Land and premises above mentioned, with Appurtenances, unto the said Samuel Reynolds his Heirs and Assigns for ever: Subject Nevertheless, to the Right of Dower of the said John Lamb’s Widow therein: In witness whereof, the parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably Set their hands and Sels.
Signed and sealed by:
Marshal of the District of New York
On the back:
Sate of New York
On this nineteenth day February One thousand eight undred and two before me personally came Aquila Giles to me known to be the person described in and who executed the written conveyance who duly acknowledged that he executed the same and there being no material erasures or interlineations therein I do allow it to be recorded.
James M. Hughes
Recorded in the office of Clerk of the County of St. Lawrence in Lib. No 2 of Conveyances, Page 245 this Eleventh day of September 1809 at 3 O’clock.
Louis Hasbrouck, Clk
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