Arthur McCarter Deed to Henry T. Gratacap in New York City, New York
July 15, 1833
Arthur McCarter sold three lots, 80, 82, and 84, on the corner of Manhattan Street for $3,000.00 to Henry T. Gratacap who was a volunteer fireman who started the firm Cairns & Brother and designed the first 'modern' fire helmet.
This Indenture made the fifteenth day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty three Between Arthur McCarter of the City of New York, Grocer, and Cornelia [McCarter] his wife of the first part and Henry T. Gratacap of the said City, Saddler, of the second part.
Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Three thousand Dollars [$3,000] lawful money of the United States of America to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and the said party of the second part his heirs, executors, and administrators forever released and discharged from the same by these presents hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, remised, released, conveyed, and confirmed and by these presents. Doth grant, bargain, sell, alien, remise, release, convey, and confirm unto the said party of the second part and to his heirs and assigns.
All those three certain lots of ground with the buildings and improvements thereon situate, lying, and being in Manhattanville in the Twelfth, late Ninth, Ward of the City of New York designated on a Map of Manhattanville surveyed on the fifteenth day of September, One thousand eight hundred and Six [15 Sep 1806] by Adolphus Loss City Surveyor as numbers Eighty, Eighty two, and Eighty four [Lots 80, 82, and 84] on the corner of Manhattan Street being twenty five feet each in front and rear and one hundred feet in depth [total 7,500 sq. ft] , the same being part of a certain tract or parcel of land purchased by one Najob Wildman from Jacob Schieffelin and Hannah [Schieffelin] his wife, Thomas Buckley and Anna [Buckley] his wife, and John B. Lawrence and Hannah [Lawrence] his wife, by the said Najob Wildman conveyed to one Ezekiel Smith by him conveyed to Robert Morris and Peter Bertine and by them conveyed to the said Arthur McCarter by a certain Deed bearing the date the twenty seventh day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and eleven [27 Apr 1811].
Together with all and singular tenements, hereditaments, and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues, and profits thereof. And also all the estate, right, title, interest, dower, and right of dower, property, possession, claim, and demand whatsoever as well in law as in equity of the said parties of the first part of in and to the same and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances.
To Have and to Hold the above granted, bargained, and described premises with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns to his and their own proper use, benefit, and behoof forever.
And the said Arthur McCarter for himself, his heirs, executors, and administrators doth hereby covenant, grant, and agree to and with the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns that the said Arthur McCarter at the time of the sealing and delivery of these presents is lawfully seized in fee simple of a good, absolute, and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple of all and in all and singular the above granted, bargained, and described premises with the appurtenances and improvements and hath good right full power and lawful authority to grant, bargain, sell, and convey the same in manner and form aforesaid.
And that the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns _____ and may at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly have, hold, use, occupy, possess, and enjoy the above granted premises and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances without any _____ , trouble, molestation, eviction, or disturbance of the said parties of the first part their heirs or assigns or of any other person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim the same.
And that the same now are free, clear, discharged, and unencumbered of and from all former and other grants, titles, charges, estates, judgments, taxes, assessments, and encumbrances of what nature or kind so ever.
And also that the said parties of the first part and their heirs and all and every other person, persons, whomever lawfully or equitably deriving any estate, right, title, or interest of in or to the herein before granted premises by from under or in trust for them shall and will at any time or times hereafter upon the reasonable request and at the proper costs and charges in the law of the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns make do and execute or cause or procure to be made done and executed all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable acts, conveyances, and assurances in the law for the better and more _____ vesting and confirming the premises hereby intended to be granted in and to the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever as by the said party of the second part his heirs or assigns or his counsel learned in the law shall be reasonably devised, advised, or required.
And the said Arthur McCarter for himself and his heirs the above described and hereby granted and released premises and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns against the said parties of the first part and their heirs and against all and every person and persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same shall and will Warrant and by these presents forever defend In Witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
Arthur McCarter LS
Cornelia McCarter LS
Sealed and delivered in the presence of Hugh Duggan City and County of New York personally appeared before me this fifteenth day of July A.D. 1833 [15 Jul 1833] Arthur McCarter and Cornelia McCarter his wife to me proven to be the persons described in and who executed the above conveyance by Hugh Duggan a subscribing witness thereto who being by me duly sworn said that he lives at No. 24 Duane Street in the City of New York and that he knows the said Arthur and Cornelia to be the same persons described in and who executed said Conveyance which is to me satisfactory proof that they are such persons. The said Arthur and Cornelia both acknowledged that they executed said conveyance for the use and purposes therein mentioned. The said Cornelia also upon a private examination apart from her husband acknowledged that she executed the same freely without any fear or compulsion from her said husband. I therefore allow it to be recorded.
G. Nagle Commissioner of Deeds
Recorded the preceding at the request of H. T. Gratacap the 18th of July 1833 at 57 Min past 11 A.M.
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