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[Sydney River, Lots 10, 11, and 12, Cape Breton Island]

This Indenture made the first-day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Ninety Eight between Samuel Sparrow of Halifax in the Province of Nova Scotia Merchant of the one part and John Wilson of Sydney in the Island of Cape Breton Merchant of the other part Witnesseth that for and in Consideration of Forty Pounds in hand paid by the said John Wilson to the said Samuel Sparrow the receipt whereof is hereby Acknowledged he the said Samuel Sparrow hath granted bargained, sold aliened [en fe offer] and Confirmed and by these Presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien, [en feoff] and Confirm unto the said John Wilson all that Certain Tract or parcel of Land known and distinguished by Lots number ten Eleven and Twelve Situate lying and being on the South Side of the South West Branch of Sydney River beginning at a Ver Tree, Three Chains distant from the Western line when produced of of [sic] Lots number Seven eight and Nine thence to Run by the Magnet South Thirty one degrees East fifty seven Chains more or less / of four rods each / until it meets the Road leading to Peters Bay thence along the said Road South Fifty Nine Degrees, West - Twenty one Chains Thence North Thirty one Degrees West Seventy Seven Chains more or less to the South West Branch aforesaid thence by the several courses of said Branch down Stream to the Boundary first mentioned containing in the Whole by Estimation one Hundred and Forty five Acres more or less Granted by Government to the Said Samuel Sparrow together with all Houses, out houses, ways, Rents Issues profits Priviledges and Appurtanances to the said tract or Parcell of Land belonging or in any [wise] Appertaining with all the Right Title Claim interest Property and demand of him the said Samuel Sparrow in or to the same to have and to hold the said Tract or Parcel of Land with the Appurtenances as afore said, and all the Right title Claim interest Property and demand of him Samuel Sparrow in or to the same as before Mentioned unto him the said John Wilson his Heirs and Assigns for ever to his and their only Proper use benefit and [Le Loof] for ever And the said Samuel Sparrow for himself and his Heirs doth hereby Covenant with the said John Wilson his Heirs and Assigns that he the said Samuel Sparrow and his Heirs the said here by granted Tract or Parcel of land unto him the said John Wilson his Heirs and Assigns against him the said Samuel Sparrow and his Heirs and against all Persons whomsoever shall and will. Warrant and for ever defend by these Presents In Witness whereof the Parties to these Presents have unto set their hands and Seals the day and Year first above mentioned written 

Signed Sealed and delivered
in Presence of                                                   signed Saml Sparrow [Seal]

AndW Belcher
J. Stuart                                                             Entered 14th February 1799
George Cossit                                                    H McKinnon Registrar

Received Halifax December 1st 1798 of Samuel Sparrow Forty Pounds being the Consideration money mentioned in the foregoing Deed

         / Signed / Saml Sparrow
     Witness AndW Belcher
/signed/      entered 14th Feby 1799
                   D McKinnon Regr

[Source: Public Archives of Nova Scotia, RG 47, Registry of Deeds, Volume B, pp. 254-256 - Microfilm 17278]

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