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Benoni Matteson
Benoni Matteson
1798 - 1896

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Transcribed by Jonathan Laing

Uriah Matteson to Charles Matteson
Dated April 04, 1814

Know all men by ?___ Present that I Uriah Matteson of West Greenwich in the county of Kent and state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation yeoman for the consideration of one thousand dollars paid me by Charles Matteson of said West Greenwich in the county and State above written Gentleman the receipt where I do hereby acknowledge do hereby give grant bargain sell and convey unto the said Charles Matteson his heirs and aligns forever one certain tract or parcel of land lying in the West Greenwich aforesaid and estimated at fifty five acres more or less is butted and bounded as follow with ?___ beginning at a highway at the north bar post at the northwest corner of Christopher Matteson’s land then running Easterly about three feet to the middle of a certain rock in the ground then the same course to the middle of a great rock then to extend easterly to the great river where the brook now empties into the river then northerly as the River goes to land of Thomas Matteson then westerly joining on the land of Thomas Matteson to the Southwest Corner of Thomas Matteson land then Northerly joining land of Thomas Matteson to a highway then westerly on the highway to the Nooseneck Road then southerly on said road to the first mentioned bounds. To have and to hold the said granted and bargained premises with the privileges and opportunities there of together with my cedar swamp lot and turn in the sawmill to him the said Charles Matteson his heirs and aligns forever to his and their use and behold forever and I the said Uriah Matteson for myself my ?___ executor and administrator do covenant With the said Charles Matteson his heirs and aligns that I am lawfully seized in fee of the premises that they are free of all inumbrancies that I have good right to sell and convey the same to the said Charles Matteson to hold as foresaid and that I will warrant and defend the same to the said Charles Matteson his Heirs and aligns forever against the lawfull claims and demands of all persons.

In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed any seal this 15th day of May AD 1813
Signed sealed and delivered                                       Uriah Matteson (Mark)
In the presences of
Hall Matteson
Joseph Sweet
Recorded April 19th AD 1814
By
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Kent ?____ at West Greenwich on the tenth day of August AD 1813. Personally appeared the within named Uriah Matteson signed and sealed of the within instrument and acknowledged the same to be his own voluntary act and died hand and seal then unto affixed ?_____
Clarke Greene ?_____

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