This Indenture made the sixteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Forty Four between Silas Wright of the Town of Canton in the County of St. Lawrence and State of New York and Clarissa his wife, of the first part, and Benjamin Squire of the same place, of the second part. Witnesseth: That the said parties of the first part, for the consideration of eight hundred and fifty dollars to them fully paid before the delivery hereof, the receipt whereof is herby acknowledged, have bargained, sold, granted, and conveyed and these presents do bargain, sell, grant, and convey to the said party of the second part, in his actual possession now being, and to his heirs and assigns forever, All that certain piece of land situate lying and being in the said Town of Canton in the County of St. Lawrence, in mile Square number four in the sixth Range, and bounded as follows: Beginning at a point in the westerly bounds of the Highway that leads from the Warner (formerly Prentice) Tavern House to Russell were the same is intersected by the Southerly line of the Road that leads to the Burying ground, and running from thence along the Westerly bounds of the said Russell Road, South Twenty seven degrees and forty five minutes East, two chains and eighty nine links, to a point, the corner of land conveyed to Jeremiah Bailey; Thence along the northerly bounds of said Bailey’s land westerly, and parallel to the southerly bounds of the Road leading to the Burying ground, three chains and fifty seven links, to a corner of said Bailey’s land; thence north, twenty seven degrees and forty five minutes west two chains and eighty nine links, to a point in the bounds of the said Burying ground road, and thence easterly, along the southerly bounds of the burying ground road, three chains and fifty seven links to the place of beginning, containing one Acre of land. Together with the appurtenances and all the estate, title and interest of the said parties of the first part in the premises herein before described and hereby conveyed as intended so to be, And the said Silas Wright of the first part doth hereby for himself, his heirs, executors, and administrators covenant and agree to and with the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, that, at the time of the delivery hereof he the said Silas Wright is the lawful owner of the said premises above granted and seized thereof in fee simple absolute: And that he will Warrant and Defend the said above described and granted premises in the quite and peaceable possession of the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof the said parties of the first part have here unto set their hands and seals on this day and in the year first above written.
Silas Wright and Clarissa Wright
State of New York, St. Lawrence County – On the 19th day of September 1844 before me came Silas Wright and Clarissa his wife, to me well known to be the persons described in and who execute the written conveyance and acknowledged the execution of the same and Clarissa on a private examination separate and apart from her husband acknowledged that she executed the same freely and without any fear or compulsion from her husband.
Salmon Boynton, Justice of the Peace.
Silas Wright & Clarissa his wife to Benjamin Squire
St. Lawrence County Clerks Office
Recorded in this office the 21st day of October 1844 at 5 PM in Book C 37 of Deeds, Pages 66 & 67. M. Thatcher, Clerk