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GEORGE the Third by the Grace of God of Britain, France and Ireland, KING, Defender of the Faith AND so forth.
To all to whom these Presents shall come, GREETING,
J. F. W. Des Barres KNOW ye, that We, of our special Grace, certain knowledge and mere motion, have given and granted, and by these Presents for us, our Heirs and Successors, do give and grant unto 

Henry Archer  of  the Town of Sydney of our Island of Cape Breton and to His Heirs and Assigns forever all that certain Town Lot or parcel of Ground situate lying and being in the Town of Sydney aforesaid and is Known and distinguished by Lott number Twenty Seven in Block A and contains in breadth in front [and Rear] forty feet and in depth on each side one hundred feet and is butted and bounded as follows to Wit on the Northwesterly side by Amelia Street - Easterly in front by North Charlotte Street, on the South westerly side by lot number Twenty Six and Westerly in the Rear by Lot number Twelve ~~~~~

and has such Shape, Form, and Marks, as appears by a Plat thereof hereunto annexed; together with all Woods, Underwoods, Timber Trees, Lakes, Ponds, Fishings, Waters, Water Courses, Profits, Commodities, Appertenances, and Hereditaments Whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining ; together also with Privilege of Hunting, Hawking and Fowlingt in and upon the same, And Mines and Minerals; SAVING and Reserving NEVERTHELESS to us, our Heirs and Successors, all white Pine Trees if any shall be found growing thereon, and also SAVING  and reserving to us, our Heirs and Successors all Mines of Gold, Silver, Copper, Lead, and Coals, TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said Town Parcel [blank] of  Tract of  [blank] Acres of Land and all and Singular other Premises, hereby Granted unto the said  [blank]












Signed in Council by the Governor

HW Perry Extra Clk of Council


Heirs or Assigns, YIELDING and PAYING therefore unto us, our Heirs and Successors, or to our Receiver General for the Time being, or to His Deputy or Deputies for the Time being Yearly, that is to say, at the feast of Saint Michael in every Year at the Rate of Two Shillings for every Hundred Acres, and so in Proportion according to the Quantities of Acres hereby granted; t[he same to] commence and be payable from the said Feast of  Saint Michael which shall first happen After the expiration of [blank] Years from the Date hereof; PROVIDED always and this present Grant is upon Condition [that the] said [blank] Heirs or Assigns shall and do [within three] Years after the Date hereof for every Fifty Acres of Plantable Land hereby granted, clear and work three Acres at least in that Part therefore as [blank] or they shall judge most convenient and advantegeous; or else to clear and drain three Acres of Swampy Ground, or drain three Acres of Marsh, if any su[ch contained] therein. AND shall do within the Time aforesaid, put and keep upon every Fifty Acres thereof, accounted [blank] Barren, three Neat Cattle, and contine the same thereon, until three Acres for every Fifty Acres be fully cleared and [improved] [blank] or they within the Time aforesaid shall be obliged to erect on some Part of [blank] Land, or good Dwelling House, to be at least Twenty Feet in Length and Sixteen Feet in Breadth, And to put on [blank] Land [the like] Number of Neat Cattle for every Fifty Acres or otherwise if any Part of the said Tract shall be Stony or Rocky Ground, and not fit for Planting [blank] Pasture, shall and do within three Years as aforesaid, begin to employ thereon and continue to work for three Years then next ensuing, in digging any stony Quarry or Mine, one good and able Hand for every Fifty Acres, it [shall] be accounted a sufficient Cultivation, and Improvement, PROVIDED also, that every three Acres that shall be cleared and worked, or cleared and drained as aforesaid, shall be accounted a sufficient Seating Cultivation and improvement to save forever from forfeiture Fifty Acres of Land in any Part of the Tract hereby Granted; And the said 






[blank] Heirs and Assigns be at liberty to withdraw [blank] or their Stock, or forbear working in any Quarry or Mine, in Proportion to such Cultivation and Improvements, as shall be made upon the Plantable Lands, Swamps, Sunken Grounds or Marsh therein contained. AND if the said Ren[t] hereby reserved shall happen to be in Arrear or unpaid for the Space of One Year from the time it shall become Due, and no Distress can be found on the said lands tenements and Hereditaments hereby Granted, or if this Grant shall not be Duly Registered in the Registr's Office of our said Province within Six Months from the Date hereof, and a Docket also entered in the Auditor's Office [ of] the same, then this Grant shall be void,and the said Lands, Tenements and [Hereditaments] hereby granted; and every Part & parcel shall revert to us, our Heirs and Successors; AND PROVIDED also, and upon this further Condition, that if the Land hereby Given and Granted to the said 






Entered 2d. day of  decemr 1786

[blank] and [blank] Heirs as aforesaid shall at any Time or Times hereafter come unto the Possession and tenure of any Person or Persons, whatever Inhabitants of our said Province [blank[ either by Virtue of any Deed of Sale, Conveyance, [Enfeoffment], or Exchange, or by Gift, Inheritance, Descent, Devise, or Marriage, such Person or Persons being inhabitants as aforesaid shall within Twelve Months after his, her, or their Entry and Possession of the same, take the Oaths, prescribed by Law, and make and subscribe the following Declaration, that is to say, " I [blanks] do promise and declare, that I [ will] maintain and defend to the utmost of my Power, the Authority of the King in his Parliament, as the Supreme Legislature of this Province" before some one of the Magistrates of the said Province, and such Declaration and Certificate of the Magistrate such Oaths, and making and subscribing the Declaration within Twelve Months as aforesaid. This present Grant, and every part thereof, shall and We Do hereby Declare the same [ to be] Null and void to all intents and Purposes, and the Lands hereby Granted and every Part and Parcel thereof, shall in like manner revert to and become vested in Us, our Heirs and Successors, any Thing herein contained to the Contrary thereof notwithstanding 
A Cuyler Regr

GIVEN under the Great Seal of our  Province of [blank]  WITNESS Our Trusty and Wellbeloved [blank] in Chief in and over our said Province, this Second Day of June in the Year of our LORD One Thousand seven Hundred and Eighty six

[Source: Unknown - Check the Cape Breton Colonial Council records]