Lycoming County Courthouse
Deed Book 2 page 359
Joseph Priestley Northumberland agrees to sell Thomas Huckell a tract of Land called
Strong's half part of which has been cleared by Mullineaux. This part contains
in whole four hundred acres which Joseph Priestley agrees to sell Thomas Huckell
at two dollars an acre paid in Manner following, that is to say in seven several
yearly payments and to pay Joseph Priestley eight per cent per annum on the Principal
till the whole is paid including such Principal and Interest as may from Time to
Time be paid; but in case Thomas Huckle shall pay or cause to be paid Joseph Priestley
one third part of the total amount of the four hundred acres of Land above mentioned
reckoning of the same at one Dollar and a half per acre on or before the first day
January 1798 the other third part with interest on or before the first day of January
1799 and the third and last payment of Principal and Interest on or before the first
day of January 1800 then paying one dollar and a half per acre with eight per cent
interest on each installment Joseph Priestley agrees to consider such payment as
a full Satisfactory payment for the four hundred acres of land herein described
and to give Thomas Huckle his heirs Executors Administrators and [? assigns] a full
and clear Title and to indemnify him his heirs Executors etc. from all claims on
the said Land as well as Actions of Law or causes of Actions so as to give the said
Thomas a full and clear title to the aforesaid land.
Strong's Tract is situated above the Forks of the Loyalsocke Creek adjoining part
of the land occupied by _____Warren on the one side and adjoining the tract or part
of the Tract called Forks Tract on the other hand. Joseph Priestley agrees to give
up all Improvements on the aforesaid Tracts to Thomas Huckle on Consideration of
Thomas Huckell using his endeavours to make a road from the said Lands to join a
Road leading from John Hills to Muncy and Joseph Priestley hereby promises to use
his Endeavours to get a subscription towards defraying the expenses of said road.
If Mullineaux returns back to America Thomas Huckell agrees to pay him for
the improvements made on the said tract of land. Such Improvements to be viewed
and ascertained by Jas. Arkwright and John Huckell both of Loyalsocke in Lycoming
County in the State of Pennsylvania within which county the said Tract of Lands
is situated. In witness of this agreement I set my hand this fifteenth day of May
1797. Joseph Priestley Jr.
Witness Thomas Langford, Lycoming County.
Thomas Langford personally appeared before me Henry Shoemaker one of the Justices
of the Peace for said county and being sworn according to Law doth depose and say
that he was present at Northumberland at the executing of this Deed and saw Joseph
Priestley sign seal and deliver the said Deed with his own hand and further the
said deponent sayeth not. Sworn and subscribed this twenty fourth day of June one
thousand seven hundred and ninety seven. Thomas Langford
Before me Henry Shoemaker.
Recorded the twenty seventh of June 1797. M. Kidd, Recorder.