Deed from John Adams to Seth Wadsworth

To All People to Whom These Presents Shall Come: Greeting
           
Know you that I, John Adams, of Farmington in the County of Hartford, one of the Tunxis Tribe of Indians, by and with the advice and direction of Hezekiah Wadsworth and Elnathan Gridley, two of the committee appointed by the General Assembly of Governor and Company of the State of Connecticut to advise and direct in the sale of Indian lands in said Farmington, for the consideration of three pounds ten shillings lawful money received to my full satisfaction of Seth Wadsworth of Farmington, aforesaid, do give, grant, bargain, sell, and confirm unto the said Seth Wadsworth and to his heirs and assigns forever one piece or parcel of land situate in said Farmington at a place called Fort Hill, on the west side of Pequabuck Meadow, and contains one acre, and three roods, and thirty-three rods, and butted south on land of the said Seth Wadsworth, east on land of Mr. Thomas Lewis, north on land of Sarah Adams, and west on the common fence.
 
To have and to hold the above granted and bargained premises with the appurtenances thereof unto him, the said Seth Wadsworth, and to his heirs and assigns forever, to his and their own proper use and behoof.  And, also, I, the said John Adams, do for myself and my heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant with the said Seth Wadsworth, and with his heirs and assigns, that, at and until the ensealing of these presents, I am well seized of the premises as a good indefeasible estate in fee simple, and have good right to bargain and sell the same in manner and form, as is above written, and that the same is free of all encumbrances whatsoever.  And, furthermore, I, the said John Adams, do, by these presents, bind myself and my heirs forever to warrant and defend the above granted and bargained premises to him, the said Seth Wadsworth, and to his heirs and assigns against all claims and demands whatsoever.     
 
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal,
 
John Adams, seal
February 11, 1778
                                                                                                                       
Witness:
Signed, sealed, and delivered in presence of Solomon Whitman, Elnathan Whitman    
Authorization:
Allowed and approved by us, Hezekiah Wadsworth, Elnathan Gridley, Committee
Certification:
Personally appeared John Adams, signer and sealer of the foregoing instrument and acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed before me, Solomon Whitman, Justice of the Peace, Hartford County in the jurisdiction of Farmington, February 11, 1778
Recording:
A true entry of a deed recorded February 11, 1778, per Solomon Whitman, Registrar
Cataloguing:
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