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Untitled Document [June 2, 1855]

Quit-Claim Deed and Bond,

THIS INDENTURE, made this second day of June A.D. 1855, between Samuel S. Snyder, Joel Grover, John P. Wood, William H.R. Lykins, and George W. Hutchinson Trustees of the Town Site of Lawrence, Kansas Territory, parties of the first part, and Samuel C. Pomeroy party of the second part, Witnesseth, that in compliance with the provisions contained in the Deed in Trust from one William H.R. Lykins, to the above Trustees, creating said Trustees, and in considerations of the sum of one dollar in hand paid by said Samuel C. Pomeroy of said Town and Territory, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have conveyed, released and quit-claimed, and by these presents do convey, release and quit-claim unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, all right, title, and interest in and to certain lots of land situated and being in Lawrence, First Council District, Kansas Territory, and designated on the Lithographed Chart as surveyed by A.D. Searl, October A.D. 1854, as follows:

To wit Share number three (3) – containing lots as follows Levee six (6) – Vermont street one hundred fifteen (115) – Tennessee street ninety six (96) – Rhode Island street one hundred thirty (130) – N. York street one hundred fifteen (115) – N. Jersey street ninety nine (99) – and one hundred forty four (144) – Illinois street two hundred (200) – Pennsylvania street thirty seven (37) – Wyoming street one hundred forty eight (148) and one hundred fifty (150) – and lot Massachusetts street thirty one (31)

To have and to hold the aforesaid, quit-claimed premises with all the privileges and appurtenances thereto belonging, onto the said party of the second part, so that neither we, said Trustees, our heirs or successors, or any person claiming by, from or under us or them, shall have any right, title, interest, claim, or demand in or to the aforesaid premises or any part thereof; and we hereby covenant and agree to warrant and defend against all persons claiming any right, title or interest under the said Trustees, their heirs or successors.

And further this Indenture Witnesseth, that the said Samuel S. Snyder, Joel Grover, John P. Wood, William H. R. Lykins, George W. Hutchinson and their successors are held and firmly bound unto the said Samuel C. Pomeroy in the sum of Two Thousand Dollars, to be paid unto the said Samuel C. Pomeroy his heirs or assigns, to which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves and our successors by these presents. Now the condition of this obligation is such, that if upon the payment by the said party of the second part of all taxes lawfully assessed upon the aforesaid premises, the said parties of the first part, or their successors, shall make and deliver unto the said party of the second part, his heirs or assigns, a good and valid Deed, with the usual covenants for conveyance in fee simple, whenever a patent for the Town Site of Lawrence, shall issue from Congress unto one Robert Robittaile, or William H. R. Lykins, and be conveyed unto the aforesaid Trustees, then this obligation shall be void and of no effect, otherwise to remain in full force.

In Testimony Whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals this second day of June A.D. 1855.

Signed, sealed and delivered
Samuel S. Snyder
George W. Hutchinson
Joel Grover John P. Wood
William H.R. Lykins
John Hutchinson
in the presence of
Lyman Allen


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