Administration by John Hart of the Estate Daniel Mossuck to John Mix

To All People to Whom These Presents Shall Come: Greeting
Know you that I, John Hart of Farmington, in the County of Hartford and State of Connecticut, administrator de bonis non[1] on the estate of Daniel Mossuck, late of Farmington, deceased, by an order to me given by John Treadwell, Esq., Judge of the Court of Probate for the District of Farmington aforesaid, on the 4th day of May last, directing me to dispose of said estate and legal conveyances make therefor for the consideration of four pounds seven pence lawful money received to my full satisfaction of John Mix of said Farmington in the County aforesaid, do give, grant, bargain, sell, and confirm unto the said John Mix two certain pieces or parcels of land formerly belonging to said Daniel Mossuck, being in Farmington aforesaid and lying in a place known by the name of Indian Village, about two miles from said Farmington Meeting House, north on a public road leading into Cambridge.  One piece of said land is butted and bounded as follows, namely, west on Solomon Cowles, Jr., south on Timothy Root, east and north on highway, containing fourteen acres, be the same, more or less.  The other piece or parcel of land is bounded as follows, namely, west on Solomon Mossuck, south on Eunice Mossuck, east on Timothy Root, and north on highway, containing by estimation five acres, be the same, more or less.
To have and to hold the above granted and bargained remises, with the appurtenances thereof, unto him, the said John Mix, his heirs and assigns forever, to his and their own proper use and behoof. And also, I, the said John Hart, do for myself, heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant with the said John Mix, his heirs and assigns that, at and until the ensealing of these presents, I be 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, except the widow's dower.[2]  And, furthermore, I, the said John Hart, by order and in behest of the aforesaid Court of Probate do by these presents, bind myself, heirs forever to warrant and defend the above granted and bargained premises, to him, the said John Mix, against all claims and demands whatsoever, except said dower.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal,
John Hart, seal
December 1, 1789
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of William Judd, Hannah Root
Personally appeared Doctor John Hart, signer and sealer of the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed before me, William Judd, Justice of the Peace, Hartford County for the District of Farmington December 1, 1789
A true entry of a deed recorded December 4, 1789, per Solomon Whitman, Registrar                                                                                     

[1] Administrator de bonis non (Latin) refers to an administrator appointed by a court to replace an administrator of a will that can no longer execute the role or who has left the estate partially unsettled.  Black's Law Dictionary
[2] As early as 1673, Connecticut law provided widows with a dower, one-third of her deceased husband's real property during her lifetime. In 1699, the legislature enacted a law that a widow was entitled to one-third of husband's estate if he died without leaving a will.  Christina Kassabian Schaeffer, The Hidden Half of the Family (Baltimore, MD: Genealoical Publishing Co, Inc. 1999), 76