Broadside, 12.5" x 15.5". Printed using different typesettings, completed in neat manuscript. Light age toning, old folds [some tanning on verso along folds]. Signed by Jno. C. Hind and John Powers, as witnesses; Z[achariah] Seymour, as agent; and Benjamin Powers. Two official hand cut star-shaped seals applied next to signatures of Z. Seymour and Benjamin Powers; each paper seal has the embossed letter "H". Very Good.
In the late 18th century, the School Fund of the State of Connecticut invested in lands in Ontario County, New York. This deed effectuates the sale of one such property. Payment schedules and property description are included. On the verso, entirely in manuscript, is Powers's transfer of the property, dated March 9, 1816, to Israel Young of Bern, County of Albany, for $800.
Zachariah Seymour [1759-1822] was born in Hartford. In May 1777, he enlisted in Col. S.B. Webb's Regiment, and three years later was transferred to the Commissary Dept. where he was Deputy to Col. Oliver Phelps until the end of the War. He moved to Canandaigua in the 1790s and worked as a land agent. [Seymour: A HISTORY OF THE SEYMOUR FAMILY. 1939.] Andrew Kingsbury [1759-1837] served in the Continental Army from 1776 through 1781. He was elected Treasurer to the State of Connecticut in 1793 and served until 1818. Israel Young served in Capt. Griffin's Company of Col. James Clinton's Regiment of New York. John C. Hind was a surveyor from New York. Item #27732