Marsh to Cleveland,, April 12, 1817
Scope and Contents note
Document dated April 12, 1817. Henry Marsh and his wife Mary are selling four acres, more or less, in the Township of Rahway, County of Essex, New Jersey to Benjamin Cleveland for $230.00 plus lawful interest over three years. Also details an additional financial agreement between the two parties regarding a bond for the penal sum of $460.00. The first side gives the surveying details of the property, i.e. degrees, minutes, feet, etc. The second side contains a statement written by Amos Morse saying that Mary Marsh is of lawful age and fully understands the details of this transaction and agrees to it without any coercion from her husband. Apparently she was unable to read or write because she had to make her "Mark, and 'X'" and it was witnessed by Amos Morse. Received in the office the 17th day of April, 1817 at Meridian and registered in Book 'M' of Mortgages for Essex County, pages 130 and 131. Signed: L. Whitehead.
- Creation: April 12, 1817
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From the Collection: 1 Linear Feet (, Approximately 100 items.)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English