PATENT to BENJAMIN MULFORD
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
2 July 1795
Patent Book P Volume 25, page 388
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, GREETING:
KNOW YE, That in consideration of the monies paid by Benjamin Mulford into the Recr General's Office of this Commonwealth at the granting of the Warrant herein after mentioned * and of the sum of five shillings and one penny lawful money now paid him into said Office there is granted, by the said Commonwealth, unto the said Benjamin Mulford a certain Tract of Land called "Rough Hills" situate on the Waters of Rough Creek in Washington County beginning at a Hickory thence by land of John McGinness claim north seventy degrees west sixteen perches to a black oak north sixty degrees west one hundred and thirty six perches to a hickory thence by Abel Cary's Claim south fifty four perches to a white oak south fifty seven degrees west sixty six perches to a white oak north fifty seven degrees west forty one perches and an half to a white oak south six degrees east one hundred and twenty perches to a dogwood south sixteen degrees west sixty eight pers. to a white oak thence by land of Caleb Crane south thirty three degrees west eighty perches to a white oak thence by land of Elihu Woodrough north twenty degrees east twenty two pers. To a white oak south seventy nine degrees east twenty one perches to a white oak thence by land of Abel Bell to a white oak north sixty five degrees east sixty four perches to a white oak and thence by land of John Ross north five degs west one hund. & sixty seven perches to the Beginning CONTAINING two hundred sixty seven acres fifty four pers. And allowance of six percent for roads, &c (which said tract was surveyed in pursuance of a warrant dated 10th Feby 1794 granted to Benjamin Mulford with the appurtenances
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD, The said Tract or Parcel of Land, with the appurtenances, unto the said Benjamin Mulford and his heirs to the use of him the said Benjamin Mulford his heirs and assigns forever
FREE AND CLEAR of all Restrictions and Reservations, as to Mines, Royalties, Quit-rents or otherwise, excepting and reserving only the fifth part of all Gold and Silver Ore for the use of this Commonwealth, to be delivered at the Pit's mouth, clear of all charges.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF,Thomas Mifflin Governor of the said Commonwealth, hath hereto set his hand and caused the State Seal to be hereunto affixed, the second day of July in the year of our LORD one thousand seven hundred and ninety five and of the Commonwealth the nineteenth
Tho Mifflin (L.S.)
James Trimble Exd. Benjamin Mulford
Deputy Secry ENROLLED the 7th of July 1795
IN TESTIMONY, that the within is a copy of a Patent as recorded in Patent Book P Volume 25 page 388 remaining in the Department of Internal Affairs of Pennsylvania, I have hereunto set my Hand and caused the Seal of said Department to be affixed, at Harrisburg, this twenty first day of February A.D. 1930.
James H. Craig
Deputy Secretary of Internal Affairs
(SEAL OF DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS)
Compared by B.L. Altenburg
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