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1804 Harlem, New York, Land Sale
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To help pay the debts of John Sickles, recently deceased, Sickles’ wife (executrix of his estate) and executor John Adriance sell two lots of land in Harlem to Aaron Bussing. These lots appear under the name “Bussing” on the famous New York City map published in 1811, A Map of the City of New York by the commissioners appointed by an act of the Legislature passed April 3rd 1807. The site of this location is between present day Lenox (6th) and 7th Avenues, and between 114th and 115th Streets, just north of Central Park.

[NEW YORK REAL ESTATE]. Manuscript Document Signed. (Deed or Indenture) by Mary Sickles. Co-signed by John Adriance, Mary Bowers, Rudolphus Bogert. August 1, 1804. 3 pp., 10¾ x 16¾ in., with filing memoranda, dated 1814, signed by John G. Bogert, Master in Chancery, proving deed.

Inventory #21480.10       Price: $850

Partial Transcript:

This Indenture made this first day of August … one thousand eight hundred and four, Between Mary Sickles of the Township of Harleam Executrix, and John Adriance of the same place, Executor of the last will and Testament of John S. Sickles deceased of the first part and Aaron Bussing of the same place yeoman of the second part … the said Mary Sickles and John Adriance, Executrix and Executor as aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred and fifty Dollars Current money of the state of New York to them in hand paid by the said Aaron Bussing …. Have granted Bargained, Sold, Aliened Released, Enfeoffed … and by these Presents do grant … unto the said Aaron Bussing … Those two certain lots of ground situate in the Township of Harleam in the Ninth Ward of the city of New York …”

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