MS 107. Literal transcription – misspellings are left intact, xxx denotes illegible word, italicized items are my own comments for clarification. Please note that in some instances, the letter “s” may have been replaced with the letter “f" and the letter “e” may have been replaced with the letter “o,” as was the custom at that time – TG.
Lease Dated June 12. 1783
to Expire June 12. 1803.
This Indenture made the twelfth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty three Between John Dixon of Trenton in the County of Hunterdon and State of New Jersey Merchant of the one part, And Jacob Mans of the same place Watch Maker of the other part. Witnefseth that the said John Dixon for and in Consideration of the Rents and Covenants horeafter reserved and contained on the part and behalf of the said Jacob Mans to be paid kept and performed, Hath demised, set and to Farm let unto the said Jacob Mans and by these presents doth demise set and to farm lett unto the said Jacob Mans his Executors Administrators and Afsigns all that lot of land situate on the East Side of King street in Trenton afores’d being the South West Corner of a lot of land, which the said John Dixon lately purchased of Barnt De Klyne adjoining Job Moore’s lot, and extending sixteen feet in front on King street aforesaid and twenty eight feet in Rear between paralel lines. Together with all and singular the Rights Liberties, Privileges and Appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging or in any wise Appertaining To have and to Hold the said demised Lot of land and Premifses with the Appurtenances unto the said Jacob Mans his Executors Administrators and Afsigns from the day of the date hereof for and during the full End and Term of ten years from thence next ensuing fully to be compleat and ended, and from the Expiration of that Term for any longer Term, not exceeding ten years unlefs by the Exprefs or Tacit Consent of the said parties their Heirs Executors Administrators and Afsigns Yielding and paying therefore yearly and every year the sum of three pounds on each and every twelfth day of June, in each and every year during the Continuance of these presents, And the said Jacob Mans for himself his Executors, Administrators and Afsigns doth covenant doth covenant, promise, grant and agree to and with the said John Dixon his Executors, Administrators, and Afsigns, that he the said Jacob Mans his Executors Administrators and Afsigns shall and will well and truly pay to the said John Dixon his Executors Adm’rs or Afsigns the aforesaid yearly Rent of three pounds on the day and at the times at the times herein before mentioned in every year, for the payment thereof according to the true intent and meaning of these presents. And it is covenanted, concluded and agreed upon by and between the said parties and it is the true intent and meaning of these presents, that all the Buildings and Improvements that shall or may be erected on the said demised premifses by the said Jacob Mans his Executors Administrators or Afsigns during the Continuance of these presents shall be and remain the property of the said Jacob Mans at the Expiration of these presents and my be by him or them removed and taken away off and from the said demised Premifses at any reasonable time after the Expiration of these presents And that the Property of the said Buildings and Improvements shall ^not be forfeited to or vested in the said John Dixon his heirs Executors Adm’rs or Afsigns unlefs the said Jacob Mans his Executors Administrators or Afsigns shall neglect or refuse to remove and take away the same for the space of six Months after notice in Writing shall be given to the said Jacob Mans his Executors Administrators or Afsigns for that purpose after the Expiration of these presents. In Witnefs whereof the said parties have to these presents interchangeably set their hands and Seals the day and year first above written –
Sealed & delivered}
In the presence of} Signed: John Dixon Seal
Signed: David Cowell Jacob Mans