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George Baker's Warrant For His Farm Called

"Bethlehem"


This article is the transcript of a photocopy of the deed (warrant) issued by Thomas Mifflin, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to George Baker. A view of the "original" photocopy of the deed can be seen by clicking this link.


{SS} Tho Mifflin

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to all to whom these presents shall come greeting - Know ye that in consideration of the Monies paid by George Baker, unto the Receiver Generals office of this Commonwealth at the granting of the warrant hereinafter mentioned and of the sum of one pound ten shillings and nine pence lawful money now paid by him into the said office there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said George Baker, a certain tract of land called "Bethlehem" situate on the waters of Elkhorn Run in Washington County. Beginning at a White oak thence by vacant land South seventy five degrees and an half East one hundred and sixteen perches to a Black oak South forty nine degrees and an half East sixty perches to a Chestnut oak North forty six degrees East fourteen perches to a Black oak thence by land of Wallace and Braden. North Seventy five degrees East one hundred and thirteen perches to a White oak. South fifty three degrees East sixty three perches and a quarter to a White oak. North twenty one degrees East one hundred & eighteen perches to a White oak thence by vacant land North sixteen degrees West one hundred and thirty eight perches to a post. South sixty seven degrees and three quarters West three hundred and four perches and a half to a post. South fifty degrees and a quarter West twenty six perches to an Ironwood and South thirty four degrees West fifty three perches to the place of beginning, containing three hundred and two acres and seventy four perches and allowance of six pr. cent for Roads & with the Appurtenances (which said tract was surveyed in pursuance of a warrant granted to the said George Baker, dated 21 March 1786)

To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with the Appurtenances unto the said George Baker and his heirs to the use of him the said George Baker, his heirs and assigns forever free and clear of all restrictions and reservations as to mines royalties quit rents or otherwise excepting and reserving only the fifth part of all Gold and Silver ore for the use of this Commonwealth to be delivered at the Pits mouth clear of all charges.

In Witness whereof Thomas Mifflin, Governor of the said Commonwealth hath hereto set his hand and caused the State seal to be hereto affixed the First day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety one and of the Commonwealth the Sixteenth Attest David Kennedy.    by L. Ott

Inrolled in the Rolls office for the State of Pennsylvania in Patent Book Cp. 18 page 301 {seal}. Witness my hand & seal of office this 3rd December A.D. 1791. Math. w Irwin, M.R. (Recorded 8th May A.D. 1804)

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(Modern View of Transcribed Text)

{SS} Tho Mifflin

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to all to whom these presents shall come greeting - Know ye that in consideration of the Monies paid by George Baker, unto the Receiver Generals office of this Commonwealth at the granting of the warrant hereinafter mentioned and of the sum of one pound ten shillings and nine pence lawful money now paid by him into the said office there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said George Baker, a certain tract of land called "Bethlehem" situate on the waters of Elkhorn Run in Washington County. Beginning at a White oak thence by vacant land South seventy five degrees and an half East one hundred and sixteen perches to a Black oak South forty nine degrees and an half East sixty perches to a Chestnut oak North forty six degrees East fourteen perches to a Black oak thence by land of Wallace and Braden. North Seventy five degrees East one hundred and thirteen perches to a White oak. South fifty three degrees East sixty three perches and a quarter to a White oak. North twenty one degrees East one hundred & eighteen perches to a White oak thence by vacant land North sixteen degrees West one hundred and thirty eight perches to a post. South sixty seven degrees and three quarters West three hundred and four perches and a half to a post. South fifty degrees and a quarter West twenty six perches to an Ironwood and South thirty four degrees West fifty three perches to the place of beginning, containing three hundred and two acres and seventy four perches and allowance of six pr. cent for Roads & with the Appurtenances (which said tract was surveyed in pursuance of a warrant granted to the said George Baker, dated 21 March 1786)

To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with the Appurtenances unto the said George Baker and his heirs to the use of him the said George Baker, his heirs and assigns forever free and clear of all restrictions and reservations as to mines royalties quit rents or otherwise excepting and reserving only the fifth part of all Gold and Silver ore for the use of this Commonwealth to be delivered at the Pits mouth clear of all charges.

In Witness whereof Thomas Mifflin, Governor of the said Commonwealth hath hereto set his hand and caused the State seal to be hereto affixed the First day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety one and of the Commonwealth the Sixteenth Attest David Kennedy.    by L. Ott

Inrolled in the Rolls office for the State of Pennsylvania in Patent Book Cp. 18 page 301 {seal}. Witness my hand & seal of office this 3rd December A.D. 1791. Math. wIrwin, M.R. (Recorded 8th May A.D. 1804)

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