MS 17. Literal transcription – misspellings are left intact, xxx denotes illegible word, italicized items are my own comments for clarification. Please also note that in some cases the letter “e” has been replaced with the letter “o” as was sometimes the custom at that time– TG.
To all People to whom these Presents shall Come Thomas Palmer of Trenton in the County of Huntordon and Province of New Jorsoy Morchant and Elizabeth his Wife xxx Greling (possibly her maiden name?) Whereas Jamos Trent late of Trenton aforosaid Gent: (Gentleman) Deceased, by his Indenture of Release bearing date the Eighth day of March which was in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Eight the Consideration therein mentioned, did Grant Bargain Sell and Convoy unto the said Thomas Palmer All that Lott or Portion of Land therein mentioned to be Situate Lying and being within the Township of Trenton aforosaid Containing and Laid out for Seven Acros as is therein and thereby are more particularly mentioned and Described To hold the said Bargained Lott of Land and Promifsos (premises) with the appurtonancos to him the said Thomas Palmer and Heirs and Afsigns for ever as by the said Indenture of Rolease relation being thereunto had will more fully and at Large appear And whereas the said Thomas Palmer by Indenture of Rolease boaring Date the fifth day of August which was in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Sevon Hundrod and Thirty Two for the Consideration therein mentioned Did Grant and Convoy unto Thomas Lawrence and Thomas Sober both of the City of Philadelphia Merchants Francis Bowos (Bowes) of Trenton aforesaid Practitioner of Law All that the aforesaid Lott or Portion of Land and premifsos and their appurtonancos (appurtenances) To hold to them the said Thomas Lawrence Thomas Sober and Francis Bowos their Heirs and Afsigns for ever as by the said Indenture of Release Relation being thereunto also had will more fully and at Large appear Now Ye that The said Elizabeth Wife of the said Thomas Palmer by and with the Consent Direction agreement and appointment of the said Thomas Palmer Tostified by his being made a party to and Sealing and Executing these Presents and for and in Consideration of tho said Thomas Lawrence Thomas Sober and Francis Bowos signing a Generall Release of all demands which they have against him by Virtue of any Debt Contracted by the said Thomas Palmer to them the said Thomas Lawrence Thomas Sober and Francis Bowos as Copartnors and Tradors together for their Bonofit and Advantage Have xxx (possibly Romise) Reloased and for ever Quit Claim’od and by these Presents Do Clearly and Absolutoly Romise Roloase and for ever Quit Claim unto the said Thomas Lawrence Thomas Sober and Francis Bowos and to every of them their and to every of their Heirs Executors Administrators and Afsigns all and all mannor of Dowor right and Title of Dowor Thirds at Common Law or any Claim whatsoever which I the said Elizabeth Palmer now have or which I may hereafter have or Claim of in or out of all and every part and parcell of the said Lott of Land and Promifsos above montionod to be Convoyed to thom the said Thomas Lawrence Thomas Sober and Francis Bowos and all and all manner of Action and Actions and Writts of Dowor whatsoever so as neither The said Elizabeth Palmor nor any othor porson or porsons for me or in my name Shall Commonce or bring against them the said Thomas Lawrence Thomas Sober and Francis Bowos or any of thom their oreithor of their Heirs Executors Administrators or Afsigns any manner of Dowor or Writt or Action of Dowor for and in rospect of any Claim or Domand I may have of in and to the aforesaid Lott or Portion of Land and Promisfsos In Witnefs whoroof the said Thomas Palmer and Elizaboth his Wife have herounto Sot thoir Hands and Soals this Twenty fourth Day of February In the Yoar of our Lord One Thousand Sovon Hundrod and Thirty Eight.
Signed: Eliz’a Palmer Seal Signed: Thom Palmer Seal
Verso: Sealed and Delivered
In the Presence of
Signed: Thomas Clark
Signed: Jofeph Peace
Be it Remembered that on the 24th day of January 1764 personally Came before me Charles Read Esq’r one of the Justices of the Supream Court of Judicature for the Province of New Jersey Samuel Tucker a Person to me well known and worthy of Credit and on his Solemn Oath which he took according to Law did declare that he was well acquainted with the Hand writing of Joseph Peace one of the wittnefses to the within Indenture and that he had frequently Seen him write his Name and that he verily believed the name Joseph Peace Set as a witnefs to the Sealing and delivery of the Same is the real Hand writing of the said Joseph Peace who has been Dead Some Years
Signed: xxx ChaRead (Charles Read)
Signed: Sam’l Tucker Ju’r
Recorded in the Secretaries Office at Burlington in Lib: of Deeds T Foli 270
10 7 Signed: ChaRead Sec’y
Release from Thomas Palmer and Elizabeth his Wife
Thomas Lawrence, Thomas Sober and Francis Bowes
In pencil: 24th Feb 1738 Trenton