About Newburgh's Glebe Land

glebe (gleeb) n. <L., gleba, clod, lump of earth 1. a piece of church land often forming part or all of a benefice. (New World Dictionary, Second College Edition, ©1980.) 

 When Queen Anne of England granted a charter to the land known as The German Patent, where they had settled in 1709, to a group of Palatinate German refugees in 1719, the grant included a 500-acre section known as a "glebe" - land intended to provide support for a clergyman and schoolmaster for the new community.

When the original Lutheran settlers in the town known as Newburgh became too few to support their own church, income from The Glebe helped support the Church of England church and school. When the Church of England lost its place in the community after the American Revolution,efforts were made to adjust the legal status of this large plot of land to current reality. The Lease Books, of which this is the first, reflect the measures taken in the 1790s to regularize the leases to plots in The Glebe, and to gain a firm footing for establishing what became Newburgh Academy. In 1803 the state government passed a law to serve as a basis for administration of the Glebe: Click here to read it. Newburgh Free Academy, or NFA, which was first organized in 1806 and became a Free Academy (public school) in the 1850s, is now the high school serving Newburgh and its suburbs.

Also known as The Parish of Newburgh, The Glebe extended from the Hudson River a mile westward to the ridge known as Limestone Hill (the western boundary wasn't firmly established until 1804). The northern and southern boundaries followed what are today North and South Streets. See the map.

 

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Glebe Leases, Book One, 1790-1813

A Statement of the sum of the Rents of the
Glebe during the time IP, SR [JSA Jr] where
Trustees as Follows 

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Amount of Rents for 1 Year to 1 May
Collected and paid as the law directs
and Accounts Audited & Certifyd

 1810

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 .

 

$333.28

 .

 .

1

 .

 

 

 .

 .

2

Ditto

Audited

Due

Do

first of May 1811

$333.28

3

Ditto

Audited

Due

Do

first of May 1812

$333.28

4

Ditto

Audited

Due

Do

first of May 1813

$339.47

5

Ditto

Audited

Due

Do

first of May 1814

$343.5

6

Ditto

Audited

Due

Do

first of May 1815

$344.58

7

Ditto

Audited

Due

Do

first of May 1816

$347.5

8

Ditto

Audited

Due

Do

first of May 1817

$347.5

9

Ditto

Audited

Due

Do

first of May 1818

$352.42

10

Ditto

Audited

Due

Do

first of May 1819

$353.55

11

Ditto

Audited

Due

Do

first of May 1820

$353.55

12

Ditto

Audited

Due

Do

first of May 1821

$352.80

13

Ditto

Audited

Due

Do

first of May 1822

$352.80

Selah Reeve John Andeman & Jno Mandavil Trustees May 1823

14

Ditto

Audited

Due

Do

first of May 1823

$353.80

15

Ditto

Audited

Due

Do

first of May 1824

$352.46

16

Ditto

Audited

Due

Do

first of May 1825

$352.95

folio 1

 Journal of the Proceedings of the Trustees of the Glebe
Land for the Parish of NewBurgh - Began June 4th 1790 

At a Meeting of the Male Inhabitants (Resident on the German
Patent) the 4th of June 1790, pursuant to an Advertisement for the
Purpose of Electing a Trustee in the Room and Stead of William
Palmer an Absent Trustee & for the purpose of choosing a Committee
to settle Accounts with Isaac Belknap the present Trustee -

Joseph Pettinjal being unanimously chosen Moderator
accordingly took his Seat, and propos'd two Clerks to be chosen
to the Meeting. Dirck Amerman and John DuBois were nomi-
nated, and unanimously approv'd of, and they Accordingly took their
Seats

  Electors Names

Candidates

Electors Names

Candidates

.

Colonel
Cadwallader
Colden

Isaac
Hasbrouck

Colonel
Cadwallader
Colden

Isaac
Hasbrouck

Martin Wygant

1

 

Burr Wygant

1

 .

Adolph Delgrove

1

 

Phinehas Bowman

1

 .

Elnathan Foster

1

 

Jeffrey Reeves

1

 .

Isaac Belknap

1

 

Edward White

1

 .

Robert Morrison

1

 

William Buckingham

1

 .

James Bramble

1

 

Benjamin Roe

1

 .

Benjamin Smith

1

 

Phinehas Howell

1

 .

William Nicolls

1

 

Robert Cooper

1

 .

Eleazar Lucey

1

 

Stephen Calph

1

 .

Isaac Brown

1

 

James Plumstead

1

 .

Neil McArthur

1

 

Moses Lyons

1

 .

John Dodge

1

 

Richard Hudson

1

 .

Francis Raymond

1

 

Richard Langdon

1

 .

Martin Wygant Junr

1

 

Samuel Winslow

1

 .

Thomas Carshaddin

1

 

Aaron Fairchild

1

 .

George Keysler

1

 

Stephen Alberson

1

 .

Levi Dodge

1

 

John Smith

1

6

James Smith

1

 

 .

11

 

Robert Carshaddin

1

 

Brought forward

19

 

.

19

 

Total

30

6

 Col Cadwallader Colden, being chosen as Trustee by a Majority

  

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of 24 Votes - The Meeting then proceeded agreeable to Notice to
appoint a Committee to settle Accounts with the present Trustee.

John DuBois
Daniel Birdsall, Esq
Isaac Hasbrouck

were unanimously appointed

.

The above is a true Copy of the proceedings held in the Episcopal
Church on the Glebe Land -

.

Joseph Pettingal

John Dubois &
Derick Amerman

Moderator

Clerks

 August 26th 1790 - The Trustees met at the house of Martin Wygant, agree-
able to Notice given by Advertisement to Receive the Arrearages of
Rents, and to settle the accounts of the parish - Mr. Belknap not
being prepared to make a settlement, adjourned to Thursday the 23rd
of September, first having agreed to meet every fourth Thursday to
transact the Business of the parish, of which Notice was given by
Advertisement put up at Martin Wygants.

Sept 23rd Met according to Adjournment, when Isaac Belknap produced his
accounts to Daniel Birdsall, and Isaac Hasbrouck, two of the Commit
tee appointed to examine the same (Mr. John DuBois being absent) who
Certify'd as follows - We the Subscribers being a Committee
chosen by the people of the parish of NewBurgh to settle and adjust
all accounts, now standing between said parish, and Isaac Belknap
One of the Trustees thereof - have on this 23rd Day of September 1790 exami-
ned, and settled all, and Singular said Accounts, up to this present
Day, and do find, that after allowing the said Isaac Belknap Com-
missions for his Services, that there is due to the parish from the
said Isaac Belknap £2.10.3, and that there was likewise due from
the Tenants the Sum of £165.8.8 on the first Day of May last, to be
paid to the present Trustees, or their successors

.

Daniel Birdsall
Isaac Hasbrouck

 The Trustees then appointed Dirck Amerman their Clerk, in whose hands
the Books and papers belonging to the Office of Trustees, is to be Lodged, and
which, either of the Trustees is to have access when they please.

Ordered: that the Clerk provide a Blank Book to Enter the Counter
part of all Leases, hereafter to be given, as also an Extract from all the Lea-
ses already given (that is to say) to whom, the Date, and Nos of the Lotts Leased.

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 Whereas Information was given of some persons trespassing on the Glebe Land,
Ordered that the clerk take out Warrants for the trespassers to appear
at such Day, as One, or both the Trustees may attend.
Whereas there is a vacancy of 8 Rods left on the South Side of the Mini-
ster's Lot for a Street, which running through Wett Ground, and over
a high Hill - Agreed to enclose said 8 Rods and allow a Road of four rods to Run through the
Lott, from opposite Martin Wygants, to the Northward of a piece of
Swamp Land, adjoining said High Hill
Agreed to apply part of the Arrearages of Rent due, in fencing the
piece of land laying between this road, and the North Line of Benja-
min Smith's Land, and to allow Levi Dodge 6/ per Rod for a Stone fence
four foot, four Inches high. Double Wall two feet and then single - Along
the Road to (Say King Street) to be two feet, the Wall sunk in the Ground
3 or 4 Inches, the Posts sett a foot in the Ground, and Boards naild on them
to make the fence the proper heighth.
Agreed to get General Clinton or some other Capable Surveyor to
ascertain the Corners of the Lotts.

Adjourned to this Day Four Weeks, being Thursday the 21st Day of October.

.

 Dirck Amerman, Clerk

1790

Sept 23rd 

The following are an Extract of all the Leases already given (that is to say)
to whom, the Dates, and Numbers of the Lotts - Viz
those Eastward of King Street @ 6/ per Lott
Martin Wygant has a Lease, Dated the [blank] for the 1/2 of Lotts
No 2 and 14, and the whole of Lott No 13.

Elnathan Foster has a Lease, Dated the [blank] for 5 Lotts, Nos 25
26, 37, 38, and 39.

Levi Dodge has a Lease, Dated the [blank] for 111/2 Lotts, Nos 49
50, 51, 52, 61, 62, 63, 64, 74, 75, 76, and 1/2 of Lott No 73.

Robert Morrison has Leases, Dated the [blank], for the
1/4 part of Lott No 2, and 1/4 part of Lott No 14. 

[blank] has a Lease, Dated the [blank], for the
1/4 of Lott No 2, and 1/4 part of Lott no 14 (this Spot last mentioned has on
it a House, formerly the property of Haramaunus Ryckman).

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1790
Sept 23rd

William Ward (Deceas'd) has a Lease, Dated the [blank] for Lotts
No 3 and 15, now occupy'd by Benjamin Birdsall and Doctor Morrison.
Note: Mr. Birdsall has a Lease from Ward, for the whole of Lott #3

Frederic Smith has a Lease Dated the 1st May 1786 for 3 Lotts, Viz No 14
No 29 and No 44. 

Thomas Machin has a Lease, dated the [blank] for 4 Lotts; Viz
No 5 and No 17. Also No 30 and No 42. 

Eleonor Donally has Lease, Dated the [blank] for 6 Lotts, Viz
No 6, No 18, No 53, No 54, No 65 and No 66. 

Richard Hudson has a Lease, Dated the [blank] for 3/4 of Lott No 7. 

John Robinson, has a Lease, Dated the [blank] (given to Daniel
Hudson) for 6 Lotts, No 19, No 20, No 31, No 32, No 43 and No 44. 

A Lease formerly given to one Morrell (afterwards claimed by Hugh Stevenson, and
now claimed and occupyed by Peter Nestil) for 4 Lotts Dated the [blank]
Viz; No 55, No 56, No 67 and No 68. 

Phinehas Howell has a Lease, Dated the [blank] for 4 Lotts, Viz;
No 33, No 45, No 57 and No 69. And occupies No 21 for which he wants a Lease.
Note: two of the above Lotts were formerly occupyed by and a Lease given to Benjm Darby viz No 57 and 69 

William Alberson has a Lease, Dated the [blank] for 6 Lotts Viz -
No 49, No 50, No 51, No 61, No 62 and No 63. 

Robert Carshaddin has a Lease dated the [blank] for 4 Lotts, No 11, 12, 22, & 23. 

Peter Nestil has a Lease (given to Robert Carshaddin) Dated the [blank] for
7 Lotts, Viz. No 34, 35, 46, 47, 58, 59 and 70 

Widow Patterson has a Lease, Dated the [blank] for 5 Lotts, No 12, 24, 36, 48
and No 60 Containing 73/4 Acres 

Those Westward of King Street @ 5/ per Lott 

Samuel Winslow has a Lease Dated the 1st May 1772, for 2 Lotts No 2 and No 3. 

Robt Carshaddin has a Lease Dated the 5th March 1780 for 2 Lotts No 4 and No 10. 

Trustees of ye Presbyterian Congregation have a Lease Dated the 1st May 1789
for 12 Lotts, Viz. No 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 32, 33 and 34.

William Meloy has a Lease Dated the [blank] for 10 Lotts, Viz No 121, 122, 127
& 128 & 2 Chain Square where the spring is, is Reserv'd for the public Good. Also No 109, 110.
No 111, 115, 116 and 117. 

Martin Wygant has a Lease Dated the 1st May 1775 for Lotts No 151, 152, 157 & 158 &
also another Lease Dated the 1st May 1775 for Lott No 52. 

[in margin] William Collard has a Lease Dated the [blank]
for 5 Lotts West of King Street Viz No [blank]

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[this entire page has been crossed out and noted "All Wrong"]

This Indenture made the twenty third Day of September in the Year of our
Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety, between Isaac Belknap & Cadwallader
Colden Trustees of the Parish of NewBurgh, in the County of Ulster, and State of New York
of the one part, and Priscilla Winslow of the same place of the other part -
Witnesseth that the said Isaac Belknap & Cadwallader Colden, for and in
Consideration of the Rents and Covenants herein after mentioned, have Demised
and to farm letten, unto the said Priscilla Winslow, and to her Heirs & Assigns
all that certain Lott of Land containing one acre, known & Distinguished
in a Map or Chart of the Glebe Land of the Parish of NewBurgh, by Lott No 2.
Which Lott No 2 is Bounded Westerly on Lott No 8, Northerly on Lott No 3,
Easterly on King Street, & Southerly on Lott No 1, Containing One Acre of Land
to have and to hold the said Lott of Land & Premises above mentioned
unto the said Priscilla Winslow, and to her Heirs and Assigns from the Day
of the Date of these presents for and duringthe Natural Lives of Hannah
Winslow Daughter of the said Priscilla Winslow, George Winslow, & Joseph
Winslow both Sons of the said Priscilla Winslow. Yielding & paying yearly &
every year, during the Natural Lives aforesaid, unto the said Isaac Belknap
& Cadwallader Colden or their Successors, the yearly rent of five Shillings Lawfull
Money of the State of New York for said Lotts, on the first day of May yearly &
every year, during the terms or terms of lives hereby granted, provided
always, that if it shall happen that the yearly Rent, or any part thereof be
behind or unpaid, for the space of thirty Days after it shall become due as fore-
said, that then and at all times thereafter, it shall and may be lawfull, for them
the said Isaac Belknap & Cadwallader Colden or their Successors, to take by Distress
any of the Goods & Chattels of the said Priscilla Winslow & Expose them to Sale, by
way of public Vendue, giving twenty four hours warning by one Advertisement, being
set up at any public place within said Parish, & when so exposed to sale as aforesaid, to
return the Overplus if any there be, and in Case no Goods or Chattels can be found, or
in Case the said Priscilla Winslow be absconded out of the Country, that then in such
Case, it shall and may be lawfull for the said Isaac Belknap & Cadwallader Colden
or their Successors, wholly to Re-Enter, Re-Possess, and to have and enjoy the same
again as in their former Estate, anything herein contained to the contrary not-
withstanding, and the said Priscilla Winslow for Herself, her Heirs & Assigns doth
covenant and grant, to and with the said Isaac Belknap and Cadwallader Colden
and their Successors, that she, the said Priscilla Winslow, shall and will well & truly
pay or cause to be paid, until the said Isaac Belknap & Cadwallader Colden, or their
Successors, the yearly rent of five Shillings for said Lott, at the Day and time herein
before Limited, to be paid without fraud or delay, and also that she the sd Priscilla
Winslow, her Heirs and Assigns, shall and will pay all Taxes Assessments, Cost
and Charges that shall become due, out of the said demised Premises.

Now this Indenture witnesseth, that for the further Conveying, and

[this entire page has been crossed out and noted "All Wrong"]

assuring the said Lott of Land and Premises, that is to say, from and
Immediately after the Decease of the aforesaid Lives, we the said Isaac Belknap
and Cadwallader Colden for ourselves and our successors do hereby further
Covenant, promise & grant, unto the Heirs and Assigns of the Said Priscilla
Winslow another Lease (Vizt) a Renewing Lease to the same purport, Intent
and Meaning, as is herein Included in this present Lease of Indenture,
and off the same Lot of Land and Premises, and appurtenances, then, and
at that time thereunto belonging and appertaining, and the said Priscilla
Winslow, performing all and every part of the said covenants herein Con
tained, shall and may from time to time, and at all times hereafter, during
the term or terms of the said Lives, peaceably have, hold, occupy and peaceably
enjoy, all and Singular the said Lott of Land and Premises hereby Granted
without any Lett, Hindrance, molestation or Denial of the said Isaac
Belknap and Cadwallader Colden, or any, having or claiming by, from
or under them - in Witness whereof the said Priscilla
Winslow hath hereunto set her hand and seal, and to the
other part, remaining with the said Priscilla Winslow, the said Isaac
Belknap and Cadwallader Colden have set their hands and seals the
Day and Year first above written.

 Sealed and Delivered
the words Priscilla Winslow
hath hereunto
being first
wrote upon Erazure, on the
Fourth and fifth lines from the bottom
in the presence of 

This Indenture made the twenty third Day of September in the year of our
Lord, One thousand seven hundred and Ninety, Between Isaac Belknap and Cad-
wallader Colden Trustees of the Parish of Newburgh in the County of Ulster.

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 Newburgh October 21st 1790

Trustees met according to adjournment of the 23rd of September last, and
after Entering upon the Business of the Day, came to the following Resolutions
and Agreements, Viz; 

Agreed, that Peter Nestil may make a Discount, of the Sum of Five
Pounds One Shilling and Sixpence (that being the Amount of his Arrears due to the Parish
the 1st Day of May 1790) with the Reverend George Hartwell Spierin, and that
the same be charged to said G.H. Speirin's Account 

Agreed, that the Expense of repairing the Parsonage House be paid
out of the Arrearages of rent due to the Parish 

Agreed, that the Rev George H. Spierin, shall be Entitled to receive
the whole of the Rents and Benefits arising from the Glebe Lands while he
continue to Officiate as Minister and teach the Children of the Inhabi-
=tants of the German Patent, on the following terms, Viz; Reading, Writing,
Arithmetic, Geography, History and English Grammer at 12/ per quarter -
Reading, Writing and Arithmetic at 8/ per Quarter - Provided always
that no children incapable of Studying the above Branches shall be admit-
ted, or Rec'd into the School - and that should a poor child come properly
Recommended as such, he shall be received into the English School Gratis.
And if a youth of strong Natural Abilities of the like description Offer, he
shall be Received into the Classical School also Gratis.
Provided also that should the Rents and priveledges of the Glebe hereafter
become more Valuable that then, in such Case, the Terms for teaching the
Children living on the patent shall be Reduc'd in such manner as to be Equi-
=valent to said Advantages for far as may Relate towards the Supporting of a
School and as the Trustees shall judge proper.

Resolved that the Clerk write to the several persons that are in Arrears
that they appear before the Trustees on the 17th Day of November next Ensuing at 10
OClock in the Morning - at the house of Martin Wygants, and pay off their Arrea-
=rages under penalty of being prosecuted immediately 

The Business of the Day being ended - Adjourn'd to meet again at this
place (Viz; Martin Wygants) on Thursday the 17th Inst of November next.

Dirck Amerman Clerk
Newburgh November 17th 1790

Having Received a Letter from Cadwallader Colden one of the present
Trustees, Dated Octob 22nd 1790 of which the following is a true Copy -

Mr Amerman
After we parted last Evening I Reflected that if I go
to NewYork the 1st of Next Month as proposed, that perhaps I may not be
back by the 17th Therefore wish that we had prolong'd the Adjournment for the
next meeting a fortnight longer.Please to mention this to Mr Belknap, and
if he approves of it alter the Minute of Adjournment to Thursday the 2nd of
December and write the Letters to the persons in Arrears for Rent to appear
and pay on that Day -

Cadwallader Colden

In Consequence of the above, an adjournment was made, to the aforesaid house
of Martin Wygants, to meet on the 2nd of December 1790 -

Dirck Amerman Clerk

Newburgh December 2nd 1790

The Trustees met according to adjournment - Isaac Belknap (one of the Trustees)
being detained on account of his Business with the people out of the Country, could
not attend at the Hour, but Requested Col Colden Trustee to attend to the Business
and that he would as soon as he could make it Convenient attend with him -

Accordingly Cadwallader Colden Trustee, opened the Meeting in the presence
of Revd George H Speirin Dirck Amerman Clerk - John Robinson Esq
and Major Joseph Pettingal - and proceeded to Business

John Robinson Esq then Examined his Account with said Trustees and acknowledged
the Debt of £5.16.0 to be due to the said Trustees on the 1st Day of May 1790, which Sum
to be paid to Cadwallader Colden Trustee.

Mrs Priscilla Winslow next came forward, and acknowledged the Debt of
£2.15.0 to be due the 1st Day of May 1790 - But plead poverty - in Consequence of which time
was given her to the first Day of May 1791

Mrs. Elonor Donally, next approv'd of the Balance of her account, which is
£9.3.0 to 1st Day of May 1790 - pleading poverty, time was also given her to the
first of May 1791.

Doctr Robert Morrison next Examined his Account, allow'd the Charge
against him to be Right, but was not willing to acknowledge himself so much
in Debt - and says he paid Col Hasbrouck (a former Trustee) Six Year's Rent, that
is not Credited him - Of Course by his Representations he owes no more than Six
Shillings the 1st May 1790 - But that whatever the Trustees brought him justly in
Debt he would pay off before the 1st day of May 1791

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 William Buckingham, next came forward, and confess'd that he had improv'd
the Lott he now Occupies. Viz; One Acre 6 Years, and that he was willing to pay
his fathers Arrearage on said Lott, as well as his own, by the 1st of Day of May 1791
and then take a Lease.

William Collard Confess'd, the Balance of £6.16.8 the 1st Day of May 1790
to be just, and time was given him to the 1st May 1791 to make payment.

William Meloy acknowledged the debt of £15 to be due to 1st May 1790 - But
pleads Inability in paying the Cash - But is willing to work it out at any Jobb the
Trustees will please to put him at - and has agreed to work at making Stone
Fence, with Levi Dodge, as he & Dodge may agree - Col Colden paying him one
half his Wages weekly in Cash for his Support, the Remainder to go towards
his Rent.

Levi Dodge also acknowledged his debt of £10. (Errors Excepted) to have
become Due the 1st May 1790 - and is to take in William Meloy and JacobJohnston
to make fence in the Spring, to the Amount of their Arrearages, and his own,
agreeable to a former Agreement (See page 3 of this Book)

Jacob Johnston (See William Martins Account) acknowleges his Debt of
£4.3.0 on the 1st of May 1790 to be just - and agrees to work in the same manner
with Levi Dodge as Meloy has above.

Robert Carshaddin agreed to the Balance he is in Arrears Viz £11.1.1 the
first Day of May 1790, and promises payment on or before the 1st of May 1791.

Elnathan Foster also approv'd of the Balance of his Account Viz; £6.6.0 the
first Day of May 1790, and promises payment in a short time.

The Clerk then handed in an Account from Mr John Dodge for Sundry
Repairs done to the parsonage House, to the Amount of £13.5.4 which was Exa=
=mined by the trustees - and Directed that it should be Return'd to him again, with
a Request, that he should render a more particular Account of the Work he did.

Isaac Belknap Trustee came in, and having perused the above minutes,
agreed to the transactions of the Day - and Resolved with Col Colden - that there
should be a Re=Survey of the whole Glebe, in the month of April next, and
that General James Clinton be Employ'd for that purpose.

And whereas those persons, who are in Arrears, have in general attended to the
Settlement of the Accounts - Except Phinehas Howell, who we are inform'd refuses to
comply with the Demands of the present Trustees disputing their authority - It is
therefore Resolved - That Col Cadwallader Colden be directed to make a fair
Statement of the proceedings since his Election, to some able Attorney, and take his
advice upon it.

Ordered that the several Leases apply'd for be made Ready against the next
Meeting of the Trustees to be Executed 

The Business of the Day being compleated, the Trustees adjourn'd to meet again
on Thursday the 6th Day of January 1791, at the house of Martin Wygants

Dirck Amerman Clerk

NewBurgh January 6th 1791
The Trustees met according to Adjournment at the house of
Martin Wygants present

Isaac Belknap
Cadwallader Colden
Revd George H Spierin, and

Dirck Amerman, Clerk

Trustees.

and proceeded
to Business - Col Colden then informed the Statement he had made
of the Business of Trustee=ship to Messrs Hoffman and Harris Attornies in
NewYork, and that in Consequence of a Line he had Rec'd from Mr Hoffman
by way of Answer - he Recommended that Application should be made
to the Legislature by a Petition from the Inhabitants on the Patent that
praying that they the Legislature would please to alter the Letter of the
Charter in that part, where it directs to the Choice of the Trustees - and
to determine positively what proportion of the rents arising from the Glebe
should go towards the support of a School, and how much to the Minister, as
also to alter the Name and Style of said Charter, as should be agreeable
to the present Constitution of the United States - and that the alteration in that part of
the Charter which respects the Choice of a Trustee, shall be this. Viz. that said
Inhabitants of the German Patent, shall have a Right to Elect any person
Residing within twelve Miles of said Patent being a Freeholder on said Patent as a Trustee
and not be Confined to their residing in the Patent only - The above propo=
=sal being agreed to, it was likewise agreed that a Petition for the above purpose
Should be handed about among the Inhabitants to be sign'd as soon as
possible 

Col Colden also presented a Form of a Petition, to the Legislature, begging
the priviledge of a Lottery, for raising the Sum of £ _ _ _ for the purpose of
Erecting an Academy, ageeable to the Tenor of said Petition, which is as
follows

Viz;

 

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 To the Honorable the Legislature of the State
of NewYork
 The Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of New-
Burgh and Parts Adjacent - 
Most Humbly ShewethThat in the Year [blank] a Tract of 500 Acres of Land on
The Banks of Hudsons River at Newburgh, was granted by Government
as a Glebe for the use and Support of a Minister of the Church of England,
and a School for the Education of Youth. That from the poverty of the
Inhabitants to whom the grant was first made and other inauspicious
Circumstances, the Benevolent intentions of Government have hitherto been
in a great measure frustrated.That the healthy situation of NewBurgh and other well known
natural advantages make it a very Eligible Spot for a Public school.That the present Inhabitants Sensible of those Advantages, and
wishing to Co=operate with the good intentions of Government, by making the
said Grant extensively usefull, have given Encouragement to the Revd George
H Spierin to settle on those lands as Minister and also to undertake the Super=
=intendance of an Academy, for both which charges he is well known to be amply
Qualifyed.

That they labour under great inconveniencies for want of a Building
Sufficiently large to keep such a School as the extent of this generous grant
certainly merits, and, which they are unable to erect.

Your Petitioners therefore humbly pray, that they may be Indulg'd with
leave to set on foot a Lottery, to raise a Sum not exceeding [blank]
to be expended in raising convenient Buildings for the purpose aforesaid.

And your Petitioners as in Duty bound shall ever pray 

NewBurgh January 1791

No Persons appearing to Execute their Leases, the Trustees adjourn'd to
Thursday the 7th Day of April next to meet at Martin Wygants - Dirck Amerman Clerk 

 

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 Advertisement

Whereas a Number of the Inhabitants of the Parish of NewBurgh by
Petition to the present Session of the Legislature, prayed an act for explai=
=ning and Amending the charter of the Glebe Lands in said Parish, by ascer-
=taining what proportion of the Revenues of said Glebe the Minister and School=
=Master shall be Respectively entitled to; and to enable the Electors to choose
any person or persons they shall think proper as trustees, being freeholders
and not Residing above twelve miles from said Glebe; And also to alter
the Style and Title of said Charter Agreeably to the Political Situation of the
Country - And Whereas a Counter Petition of other Inhabitants
of the said Parish was also presented, tending to nullify the prayer of the
former Petition, and praying that no Act Relative to the Premises be
pass'd 'till the Collected Sense of all the Inhabitants of said Parish be taken

We therefore, the present Trustees request a meeting of all the Inhabitants
of said Parish (being legal Electors) to be held at the house of Martin Wygants
on thursday next the 10th Inst at 2 O'Clock in the Afternoon to take into Consi=
=deration both the above mentioned Petitions for the better Information of
the Legislature and for the future Quiet and Peaceable management of said Glebe

Cadwallader Colden
Isaac Belknap

Trustees

Feby 7th 1791

 N.B. The above mentioned Inhabitaants are also Requested at the time of
meeting to hear, and Determine on the Report of the Committee chosen
to Settle the Accounts of the Parish with Isaac Belknap Trustee

February 10th 1791

The Inhabitants of the German Patent having met agreeable to the
above Advertisement of the Trustees for the purpose therein containd
proceeded to Business and chose William Seymour Moderator

Dirck Amerman
&
Phinehas Hedges Clerks

A Motion was then made and seconded, that in Order to open the
Meeting, the Advertisement should be Read, which was agreed to & done accor-
dingly. 

 

 Col Colden then went on to inform the Inhabitants of the measures
they had taken in Electing him their trustee - Also how for they had proceeded in
the Business with him - and also that from the Opposition of certain persons
oppos'd to his Election - he had been under the Necessity of employing certan
Attornies in NewYork, in Consequence of whose Advice, a Petition to the Legis
=lature, praying an Explanation and Amendment to the Charter had been
drawn up , and Sign'd by Sundry of said Inhabitants - that another peti-
=tion was also handed about, and signed by a number of said Inhabitants also,
Requesting that the Honorable Legislature that nothing might be done
in favour of the fore mentioned Petition, untill the Sense of the Inhabitants
might be taken thereon Collectively - and was gong on farther to Remark,
that by such Conduct, after having Unanimously chosen him, tended to injure
his Character - and only serv'd to gratify the a few Designing persons

Col Colden was now Interrupted by Phinehas Howell and inform'd that his character
as a Gentleman & Citizen was not Impeach'd, that it was a Subject foregin
from the Business of the Day - And therefore mov'd that a Vote be taken,
whether Major Colden shall undertake to Vindicate his Character in
this Meeting or not - the Motion being Seconded - was put to the people
and Voted that he shall not

A Motion was then made and seconded, whether Col Colden shall
speak in the Business of the Day or not

Voted - He shall - Col Colden then went on & asserted that falsehoods
were contained in the last mentioned petitions - and deny'd the Charges -
held up therein - here he was again interrupted - So he said no more.

A Motion was then made and Seconded, whether there shall be an alter-
ation in the Charter or not - After some Debate upon the Question, all it was
agreed that the Sense of the people should be taken by Ballot or Voice Vote
Which was accordingly done, and was carried in favour of those against the
Alteration by a Majority thirty four

The next thing to be attended to in Course, was to take the sense of the peo-
=ple, upon the Report of the Committee who settled all the Parish Accounts with
Isaac Belknap Trustee - The Report being Read to all the people - it was
Unanimously agreed to - the Meeting was then Clos'd by the Moderator,
and the people Dismiss'd

Dirck Amerman Clerk

 

 

14     The Trustees met at the house of Martin Wygants agreeable to an
Advertisment, put up a few Days ago, Requesting the Inhabitants of
the German Patent to meet this Day on Business Relative to said Patent

The Meeting being opened - Col Colden observ'd that upon
Consideration of the Difficulties that seem'd to attend the Trustee=
=ship since he had been Elected, and in all probability were like
to Continue, it appear'd that the Inhabitants of said Patent were
very much Divided - and therefore concluded that it might per=
=haps tend to Restore peace and harmony among them, and so be
for the public good of the Parish, for him to Resign his Office as
Trustee - Accordingly he Delivered in his Resignation which is as
follows 

Note - previous to his Resignation the Reverend Mr. Spierin proposed
not to have anything to do with the Glebe School any further - which
the Trustees agreed to

Agreed also by said Trustees, that the Income of the Glebe Lands be
Equally divided between Mr. Spierin and the School Master - One Equal
Moiety or half part thereof to the Minister, and the other Half Equal
Moiety or half part for the Benefit of the Glebe School 

Copy of Colonel Colden's Resignation

To Mr Isaac Belknap Trustee of the Glebe Land
in the Parish of NewBurgh and other Inhabitants
the said Parish

Gentlemen:

When I Condescended to accept of the Office, and
to take upon me the trouble of a Trustee of the Glebe Lands, it was
from a Real Desire and inclination to promote the Interest
of NewBurgh. There was no private Interest of my own that it
could possibly Serve. And at that time I was of Opinion (as I
still am) that you had a Right to choose whom you Pleased and
thought you could Confide in, as a trustee. But you know that tho I was

 

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I was chosen by a very great Majority, yet there was some Opposition, and
you were then told by some, who have more their private Views and
Interest at heart, than any Public good whatsoever, that I could not
be chosen a Trustee, as I did not Reside within the Bounds of the
Parish. Now as I find these same people determined to give
every Opposition in their power to the Execution of my Office, which
may be keeping up a Party Spirit Detremental to that Interest of the
place which I wished to promote, I think it best to Resign, And I do
hereby Accordingly Resign the Office of Trustee - Hoping that you will
choose some person in my place whose private Interest does not
lead him to oppose that of the Public good - to promote which I
shall however, be always Ready to give my best Assistance.

Being your friend and humble Servant -
Cadwallader Colden 

Newburgh May 3rd 1791 

Advertisement

Whereas Col Cadwallader Colden has Resigned the Office of Trustee for the Glebe
Lands in the Parish of Newburgh, the Inhabitants of said parish
are hereby Notifyed to meet at the house of Martin Wygants on
Monday the 16th Instant at four O'Clock in the Afternoon to choose
a Trustee in the Room and Stead of said Trustee so Resigning.
and also to choose a Schoolmaster for said parish.

Isaac Belknap, Trustee

Newburgh 11th May 1791 

At a Meeting of the Inhabitants of the German Patent, at the
house of Martin Wygants on Monday the 16th Day of May 1791 -
agreeable to an Advertisement for the Inhabitants of the said
patent to choose a Trustee in the Room of Col Colden Trustee of
the Parish of NewBurgh who has resigned his Office - And to choose
a Schoolmaster.

Isaac Belknap Senr

Isaac Belknap Junr
Jeffry Reeves

Chairman

Clerks

 

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On Motion being put whether there shall be a Trustee Chosen
Voted in the Affirmative

Motion'd that Elnathan Foster be chosen to open the votes
Voted in the Affirmative

Names of the Voters that gave in their Ballots -

Elnathan Foster
Adolph Delgrove
William Nicolls
William Laurence
Benjamin Coffin
Wilmot Goldsmith
Thomas Hallock
Benjamin Roe
Phinehas Bowman
Neal McArthur
Benjamin Smith
Robert Carskaddin
Joseph Hallett
John Clemons
Hugh Walsh
Phinehas June
Samuel Conden
Henry Watts
David Howell
Edmond Griswold
Timothy Hudson
Thomas Carskaddin
Peter Nestil 

Daniel Smith
Moses Bears
James Smith
James McKill
Selah Reeves
Isaac Lyons
Isaac Brown
Freancis Raymond
Edward White
Alberson Smith
Moses Lyons
Robert Cooper
Levi Dodge
Alexander Kernaghen
Francis Wilson
George Gardner
Burger Wygant
Isaac Smith
Matthew Bothery
James Bryce
Geo. Dill
Jacob Nolton
Samuel Smith

Edward Taylor
Richard Hudson
Phinehas Howell
William Collard
Michael McGarry
Mordecai Wheeler
Jacob Brower
Daniel Tunis
William Bloomer
Charles Reed
Richard Langdon
Peter Frieglin
William Buckingham
Richard Wood
Godfrey Nestill
Stephen Albertson
Jeffry Reeves
Isaac Belknap Junr
Isaac Belknap Senr
Henry Decker
Martin Wygant
 

 On Examining the Votes for Trustee found for Isaac Hasbrouck
fifty One Votes - for William Seymour Sixteen Votes -
And Isaac Hasbrouck declared Trustee

On Motion for choosing a Schoolmaster - Phinehas Howell
mov'd that it should be postponed - and there was nothing
further done about it

The above is the proceedings of the Meeting

Isaac Belknap
Jeffry Reeves Junr

Clerks

 

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Newburgh May 28th 1791

Isaac Belknap Senr and Isaac Hasbrouck Trustees of the Parish of
NewBurgh, having met agreeable to appointment, proceeded to Consult each
other, what Measures should be adapted for the better Regulating a School
or Schools upon the Glebe and for the Collecting of the Arrearages, and also
whether something ought not to be done in regard to the Revd George H
Spierins Induction, both for their own security in paying him Monies, and
for the more firmly Establishing him as a Minister agreeable to Charter.
Agreed to wait on the Rev George H Spierin and Converse with him
on the Subject, and get him to make Application to be Inducted agreeable
to Charter - then to Advertise Requesting the Inhabitants to meet on a certain Day
for the purpose of Inducting said Mr. Spierin, and other particulars above menti=
=oned.

Dirck Amerman Clerk

 

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No 1

This Indenture made the thirteenth Day of September in the Year of our
Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety One, between Isaac Belknap Senr
& Isaac Hausbrouck Trustees of the Parish of NewBurgh, in the County of Ulster,
and State of NewYork of the one part, and Priscilla Winslow formerly of the same
place, but now living in the Township of New Marlborough of the other part -
Witnesseth that the said Isaac Belknap Senr and Isaac Hasbrouck for and in
Consideration of the Rents and Covenants herein after mentioned, have Demised and
to farm letten, unto the said Priscilla Winslow, and to her Heirs & Assigns all that
certain Lott of Land Containing one acre, known & distinguished in a Map or Chart
of the Glebe Land of the Parish of NewBurgh, by Lott No 2. Which Lott No 2 is
Bounded Westerly on Lott No 6, Northerly on Lott No 3, Easterly on King Street, and
Southerly on Lott No 1, Containing One Acre of Land to have and to hold the said
Lott of Land & Premises above mentioned unto the said Priscilla Winslow, and to her Heirs and
Assigns from the Day of the Date of these presents for and during the Natural Lives of
Hannah Winslow, Daughter of the said Priscilla Winslow, and George Winslow, and Joseph
Winslow both Sons of the said Priscilla Winslow. Yielding & paying yearly & every
Year, during the Natural Lives aforesaid, unto the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac
Hasbrouck or their Successors, the Yearly Rent of five Shillings Lawful Money of the
State of New York for said Lott, on the first day of May yearly & every year, during the
terms or terms of Lives hereby granted provided always, that if it shall
happen that the yearly Rent, or any part thereof be behind or unpaid, for the
Space of thirty Days after it shall become due as aforesaid, that then & at all times
thereafter, it shall and may be lawfull, for them the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac
Hasbrouck or their Successors, to take by Distress any of the Goods & Chattels of the
said Priscilla Winslow & Expose them to Sale, by way of public Vendue, giving
twenty four hours Warning by one Advertisement, being set up at any
public place within said Parish, & when so exposed to Sale as aforesaid, to
Return the Overplus if any there be, and in Case no Goods or Chattels can
be found, or in Case the said Priscilla Winslow be absconded out of the Country,
that then in such Case, it shall and may be lawfull for the said Isaac Belknap
and Isaac Hasbrouck or their Successors, wholly to Re-Enter, Re-Possess, and
to have and enjoy the same again as in their former Estate, any
thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding, and the said
Priscilla Winslow for Herself, her Heirs & Assigns doth Covenant
and grant, to and with the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck
and their Successors, that she, the said Priscilla Winslow, shall and will
well & truly pay or cause to be paid, unt0 the said Isaac Belknap &
Isaac Hasbrouck or their Successors, the yearly rent of five Shillings for
said Lott, at the Day and time before Limited, to be paid without fraud or Delay,

 

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Delay, and also that she the said Priscilla Winslow her Heirs and
Assigns, shall and will pay all Taxes, Assessments, Cost & Charges
that shall become due out of the said Demised premises.
Now this Indenture witnesseth that for the further
Conveying, and Assuring the said Lott of Land and premises, that
is to say, from and immediately after the Decease of the aforesaid Lives,
we the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck for ourselves
and our Successors do hereby further Covenant, promise and grant,
unto the Heirs and Assigns of the Said Priscilla Winslow another
Lease (Vizt) a Renewing Lease to the same purport, Intent and
Meaning, as is herein Included in this present Lease of Indenture,
and of the same Lott of Land and Premises and Appurtenances,
then and at that time thereunto belonging and appertaining
and the said Priscilla Winslow, performing all and every of the
said Covenants herein contained, shall and may from time to time,
and at all times hereafter, during the term or terms of the said
Lives, peaceably have, hold, occupy and peaceably Enjoy all and
Singular the said Lott of Land and Premises hereby Granted with=
=out any Lett, Hindrance, Molestation or Denial of the said
Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck or any, having or claiming
by, from or under them - in Witness whereof the said Priscil=
=la Winslow hath hereunto set her hand and seal, and to the
other part, Remaining with the said Priscilla Winslow, the said
Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck have set their hands and Seals
the Day and Year first above written.  

Sealed and Delivered the whole
of the twentieth Line from the Beginning or Top
and the Word happens in the twenty first Line, being
first wrote on Erazure - in presence of

Eliphalet Flint
Dirck Amerman

her

Priscilla×Winslow

Mark

 [seal]

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No 2

This Indenture made the thirteenth Day of September in the Year of our
Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety One, Between Isaac Hasbrouck
and Isaac Belknap Senr Trustees of the Parish of NewBurgh, in the County of
Ulster, and State of New York of the one part, and Samuel Winslow former=
=ly of the same place, but now residing in the Township of New Marlborough
of the other part - Witnesseth that the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac
Hasbrouck for and in Consideration of the Rents and Covenants herein
after mentioned, have Demised and to farm letten, unto the said Samuel
Winslow, and to his Heirs & Assigns all that certain Lott of Land
Containing One Acre, known & Distinguished in a Map or Chart
of the Glebe Land of the Parish of NewBurgh, by Lott No 9. Which Lott
No 9 is Bounded Westerly on King Street, Northerly on Nicoll Street,
Easterly on Lott No 21, and Southerly on Lott No 8, Containing One Acre
of Land to have and to hold the said Lott of Land & Premises above
mentioned unto the said Samuel Winslow, and to his Heirs and Assigns from
the Day of the Date of these presents for and during the Natural Lives
of the said Samuel Winslow, and George Winslow, and Joseph Winslow both
brothers of the said Samuel Winslow. Yielding & paying yearly & every
year, during the Natural Lives aforesaid, unto the said Isaac Belknap
and Isaac Hasbrouck or their Successors, the yearly rent of Six Shillings
Lawfull Money of the State of New York for said Lott, on the first Day of
May yearly & every year, during the terms or terms of Lives hereby
granted provided always, that if it shall happen that the yearly Rent,
or any part thereof be behind or unpaid, for the space of thirty Days
after it shall become due as aforesaid, that then and at all times thereaf=
=ter, it shall and may be Lawfull, for them the said Isaac Belknap and
Isaac Hasbrouck or their Successors, to take by Distress any of the Goods
and Chattels of the said Samuel Winslow and Expose them to Sale, by way
of public Vendue, giving twenty four hours warning by one Advertisement,
being set up at any public place within said Parish, & when so
exposed to Sale as aforesaid, to return the Overplus if any there be, and
in Case no Goods or Chattels can be found, or in Case the said Samuel
Winslow be absconded out of the Country, that then in such Case, it shall
and may be lawfull for the said Isaac Belknap & Isaac Hasbrouck or
their Successors, Wholly to Re-Enter, Re-Possess, and to have and enjoy the
same again as in their former Estate, any thing herein contained to the
contrary notwithstanding, and the said Samuel Winslow for Himself, his Heirs

Heirs and Assigns doth covenant and grant, to and with the said Isaac Belknap
and Isaac Hasbrouck and their Successors, that he, the said Samuel Winslow,
shall and will well & truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Isaac
Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck or their Successors, the yearly rent of Six
Shillings for said Lott, at the Day and time herein before limited, to be paid
without fraud or Delay, and also that she the said Samuel Winslow, his
Heirs and Assigns, shall and will pay all Taxes Assessments, Cost and Charges,
that shall become due, out of the said Demised premises. Now this Indenture
witnesseth
, that for the further Conveying, and assuring the said Lott of Land
and Premises, that is to say, from and Immediately after the Decease of the
aforesaid Lives, we the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck for our=
=selves and our Successors do hereby further Covenant, promise & grant,
unto the Heirs and Assigns of the Said Samuel Winslow another Lease (Vizt)
a Renewing Lease to the same purport, Intent & Meaning, as is herein In=
=cluded in this present Lease of Indenture, and off the same Lot of Land &
premises, and Appurtenances, then, and at that time thereunto belonging &
appertaining, and the said Samuel Winslow, performing all & every of the
said Covenants herein contained, shall and may from time to time, and
at all times hereafter, during the term or terms of the said Lives, peaceably
have, hold, occupy and peaceably Enjoy, all and Singular the said Lott of
Land and Premises hereby Granted with out any Lett, Hindrance, Molestation
or Denial of the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck or any, having or
claiming by, from or under them - In Witness whereof the said Samuel
Winslow hath hereunto set his hand and Seal, and to the other part,
Remaining with the said Samuel Winslow the said Isaac Belknap
and Isaac Hasbrouck have set their hands and seals the Day & Year
first above written.

 Sealed and Delivered in the presence of

Samuel Winslow
Dirck Amerman
William Henry

[seal]

 

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No 3

This Indenture made the Twenty Second Day of May in the Year of our Lord
One thousand Seven hundred and ninety two, Between Isaac Belknap & Isaac
Hasbrouck Trustees of the Parish of NewBurgh, County of Ulster, & State of New York
Gentlemen of the one part; and Selah Reeve, Christopher Vanduzen, John DuBois,
Dirck Amerman & Daniel Smith Trustees of the first Presbyterian Congregation
of the same place, of the Second part - Witnesseth that the said Isaac Belknap
and Isaac Hasbrouck for and in Consideration of the Rents and Covenants herein after
mentioned, have Demised and to farm letten unto the said Selah Reeve, Christopher
Vanduzen, John DuBois, Dirck Amerman & Daniel Smith Trustees aforesaid & to
their Successors, a certain Lot of Land known & Distinguished in a Map or Chart
of the Glebe Land in the German Patent and of the Parish of NewBurgh, by Lott No
twenty Seven, Bounded on the West by Second Street, on the North by Clinton Street
on the East by Lott No. thirty nine, and on the South by Lott No twenty Six, contai=
=ning one full acre reference being had to the said Map or Chart may more fully
appear. To have and to hold the said Lott of Land unto the said Selah Reeves,
Christopher VanDuzen, John DuBois, Dirck Amerman & Daniel Smith,
Trustees aforesaid and to their Successors for the only use and Benefit of the first
Presbyterian Congregation of NewBurgh aforesaid for from the Day and Date hereof for
and during the Natural Life and Lives of said John Du Bois, Dirck Amerman
and Daniel Smith, Yielding & paying yearly & every year, during the Natural
Lives aforesaid, on the first day of May in every year unto the said Isaac Belknap
and Isaac Hasbrouck and their Successors, the yearly rent of Six Shillings lawfull
Money of the State of New York for the said Acre Lott of Land, provided always,
that if the yearly Rent of said Lott, or any part thereof should remain unpaid, at the
Expiration of thirty Days after the same shall become due as aforesaid, that then it
shall and may be lawfull, for them the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck or their
Successors, to take by Distress any of the Goods & Chattels of the aforesaid Selah
Reeve, Christopher VanDuzen, John DuBois, Dirck Amerman & Daniel Smith or
their Successors & Expose the same to Sale by way of public Vendue, at any place
within the Township of Newburgh, previously giving twenty four hours warning &
Public notice by One written Advertisement. And the said goods & Chattels so destrained
taken & Sold, after deducting all reasonable Charges on the Sale thereof to return the
Residue or Overplus if any there be. And in Case no Goods or Chattels can be found,
That it shall and may be lawfull for the said Isaac Belknap & Isaac Hasbrouck
or their Successors, wholly to Re-Enter, Re-Possess, and to have, hold and enjoy the aforesaid
Lott No twenty Seven again as in their former Estate, any thing herein contai=
=ned to the contrary notwithstanding, And the said Selah Reeve, Christopher
Vanduzen, John DuBois, Dirck Amerman & Daniel Smith for themselves
and their Successors doth in behalf of the Congregation aforesaid Covenant
and grant, to and with the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck and
their Successors, that they, the said Selah Reeve, Christopher VanDuzen, John
DuBois, Dirck Amerman and Daniel Smith and their Successors, shall
and will well & truly pay or cause to be paid without fraud or Delay, unto
the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck or their Successors, yearly and every

 

every Year, the yearly Rent of Six Shillings, lawful Money of the State of New=
York for the said Lott No twenty Seven at the Day and time before limi=
=ted. And also that they the said Selah Reeve, Christopher VanDuzen, John DuBois,
Dirck Amerman and Daniel Smith and their Successors, shall and will
at their proper Cost, bear and pay all Assessments, Taxes, Costs & Charges that
shall become due, on the said demised Premises. Now this Indenture witnesseth,
that for the further Conveying, and Assuring all and singular the said Acre
Lott of Land that is to say, from and Immediately after the Decease of the afore=
said Lives, we the aforesaid Trustees for ourselves & our Successors do hereby
Covenant, promise and Grant, unto the Successors of the aforesaid Selah Reeve,
Christopher VanDuzen, John DuBois, Dirck Amerman & Daniel Smith
another Lease Vizt a Renewing Lease to the same purport, Intent & Meaning, as
is herein Included in this present Lease of Indenture, and of the same Acre Lott
of Land No twenty Seven, with its appurtenances, then, and at that time thereunto belonging
and appertaining, and the said Selah Reeve, Christopher VanDuzen, John Du
Bois, Dirck Amerman and Daniel Smith or their Successors, paying the yearly
Rent and performing all and every of the said Covenants herein Contained, shall
and may from time to time, and at all times during the term or terms hereby
granted peaceably and quietly have, hold, occupy, possess and Enjoy, all & Singular the
said demised Premises without any lett, trouble, Hindrance, or Denial of the afore=
said Trustees or their Successors and of all and every other person or persons claiming
and to claim by, from or under them or any of them - in Witness whereof the said
Selah Reeve, Christopher VanDuzen, John DuBois, Dirck Amerman & Daniel Smith
have hereunto set their hands and seals, and to the other part remaining with the said
Selah Reeve, Christopher VanDuzen, John DuBois, Dirck Amerman and Daniel Smith,
the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck have set their hands and seals the
Day and Year first above written.

 Sealed and Delivered - in presence of us

 Newburgh January 15th 1793

Know all Men by these presents that I Dirck Amerman of the Town
of NewBurgh abovementioned have, in Consequence of the Trustees of the Press-
=byterian Congregation (of the same place) refusing to Sign or Execute the
above Lease it being a Counter Lease to the One given them by the above
mentioned Trustees of the Glebe Land - And also, whereas the said Trustees
of the 1st Presbyterian Congregation, have made an Assignment to me of
said Lease, Relinquishing all their Right, Title, Claim & Demand to said
Lott of Land, as is above described - I the said Dirck Amerman do to these
presents affix my hand and seal - In Testimony that I will fulfill &
discharge every Covenant, Clause and Thing in the above Lease Contained
to all Intents, as if it had been given in my Name only

 Witness Present

Jacob Carpenter
Benjamin Carpenter

Dirck Amerman [seal]

 

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No 4

 This Indenture made the twenty second Day of May in the Year of our Lord
One Thousand Seven hundred and ninety two, Between Isaac Belknap and Isaac
Hasbrouck Trustees of the Parish of NewBurgh, in the County of Ulster, and State of
New York of the one part, and William Henry of the same place Black Smith
of the other part - Witnesseth that Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck for
and in Consideration of the Rents and Covenants herein after mentioned, have
Demised and to farm letten, unto the said William Henry, and to his Heirs
& Assigns all that certain piece or parcel of Land containing two Acres, known
and Distinguished in a Map or Chart of the Glebe Land of the Parish of
NewBurgh, by Lotts No 3 and No 9 Containing One Acre Each & is Bounded
Easterly on King Street, Southerly by Lotts No 2 and No 8, Westerly on First
Street and Northerly on Nicoll Street to have and to hold the said Lotts of
Land and Premises above mentioned unto the said William Henry, and to
his Heirs & Assigns from the Day of the Date of these presents for and during
the Natural lives of the said William Henry, & Mary his Wife & James
Henry, Son of the said William & Mary Henry. Yielding & paying yearly & every
year, during the Natural lives aforesaid, unto the said Isaac Belknap and
Isaac Hasbrouck or their Successors, the yearly rent of five Shillings Lawful
Money of the State of New York for each of said Lotts, on the first Day of May
yearly and every year, during the terms or terms of lives hereby granted
provided always, that if it shall happen that the yearly Rent, or any part
thereof be behind or unpaid, for the space of thirty Days after it shall become
due as aforesaid, that then and at all times thereafter, it shall and may be
lawful, for them the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck or their
Successors, to take by distress any of the Goods & Chattels of the said William
Henry and expose them to Sale by way of public Vendue, giving twenty four
hours warning by one Advertisement, being set up at any public place
within said parish, and when so Exposed to Sale as aforesaid, to return the
overplus if any there be, and in Case no Goods or Chattels can be found, or in
Case the said William Henry be absconded out of the Country, that then
in such Case, it shall and may be lawfull for the said Isaac Belknap
and Isaac Hasbrouck or their Successors, wholly to Re-Enter, Re-Possess,
and to have and enjoy the same again as in their former Estate, any thing
herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding, and the said William
Henry for Himself, his Heirs & Assigns doth covenant and grant, to and
with the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck and their Successors, that
he, the said William Henry, shall and will well & truly pay or cause to be
paid, until the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck or their Successors,
the yearly Rent of five Shillings for each of said Lotts, at the Day and time
herein before Limited, to be paid without fraud or Delay, and also that he
the said William Henry, his Heirs and Assigns, shall and will pay all Taxes,
Assessments, Costs and Charges that shall become due, out of the said demised
Premises.

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premises. Now this Indenture witnesseth, that for the further Conveying, & assuring
the said Lotts of Land and Premises, that is to say, from and Immediately after the
Decease of the aforesaid Lives, we the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck
for ourselves and our successors do hereby further Covenant, promise & grant,
unto the Heirs and Assigns of the said William Henry another Lease (Vizt)
a Renewing Lease to the same purport, Intent and Meaning, as is herein In=
=cluded in this present Lease of Indenture, and of the same Lotts of Land and
premises and appurtenances, then, and at that time thereunto belonging
and appertaining, and the said William Henry, performing all and every
of the said Covenants herein Contained, shall and may from time to time,
and at all times hereafter, during the term or terms of the said Lives,
peaceably have, hold, Occupy and peaceably Enjoy, all and Singular the
said Lotts of Land and Premises hereby Granted without any Lett, Hindrance,
Molestation or Denial of the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck or
any, having or claiming by from or under them - in Witness whereof
the said William Henry hath hereunto set his hand and seal, and to the
other part, remaining with the said William Henry, the said Isaac Belknap
and Isaac Hasbrouck have set their hands and seals the Day and Year first
above written.

 Sealed and Delivered - in presence of

William Henry [seal]
Dirck Amerman
Richard Hill
John H. Darrow 

 

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No 5

This Indenture made the thirtieth Day of May in the
Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety three, between
Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck Trustees of the Parish of NewBurgh,
in the County of Ulster, and State of New York of the one part, and William
Seymour of the same place, of the other part; Witnesseth that the
said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck for and in Consideration
of the Rents and Covenants herein after mentioned, have Demised and
to farm letten, unto the said William Seymour, and to his Heirs & Assigns
all those certain Lotts of Land, herein after mentioned, known, & distin=
=guished in a Map or Chart of the Glebe Land of the Parish of NewBurgh,
by Lotts No 1, 7, 8, 9. Which Lotts is bounded as follows; Viz, No 1 and 7
Southerly on Broad Street, No 7 8 9 Westerly on First Street, No 9 Northerly
on Nicoll Street. No 8 &9 Easterly on Lotts No 2 & 3 and No 1 on the North
by Lott No 2, and on the East by King Street. Also Lotts No 11, 12, 6
Bounded as follows No 11 on the South by Lott No 10. No 11, 12, on the West
on First Street, No 12, 6 on the North on North Street. No 6 on the East
on King Street, and on the South by Lott No 5. Also Lotts No 13, 19
Bounded as follows, southerly on Broad Street No 19 westerly on Second
Street, No 13, 19 on the North by Lotts No 14, 20 and No 13 on the East, on
First Street. Also Lotts No 17, 23, 18, 24 Bounded as follows No 17, 23
on the South by Lotts by Lotts No 16, 22. No 23, 24 on the West on Second
Street; No 24, 18 on the North on North Street. No 17 18 on the East on
First Street. Also Lotts No 25, 31. Bounded on the south on Broad
Street, No 31 on the West by Third Street. No 25, 31 on the North by Lotts
No 26, 32 and No 25 on the East on Second Street. Also Lotts No 29, 35, 30
and 36 Bounded as Follows. No 29, 35 on the south by Lotts No 28, 34
No 35 36 on the West on Third Street. No 36, 30 on the North on North
Street. No 29, 30 on the East on Second Street Also Lotts No 37, 38, 39,
43, 44, 45 Bounded on the South on Broad Street, Westerly on Fourth Street
Northerly on Nicoll Street and Easterly on Third Street Also Lotts
No 40, 41, 42, 44, 46, 47, 48. Bounded Southerly on Nicoll Street, Westerly
on Fourth Street, Northerly on North Street and on the East on Third Street
Also Lotts No 49, 50, 51, 55, 56, 57 Bounded Southerly on Broad Street, Wester=
=ly on Fifth Street, Northerly on Nicoll Street and Easterly on Fourth Street
Also Lotts No 52, 53, 54, 58, 59, 60 Bounded Southerly on Nicoll Street
Westerly on Fifth Street, Northerly on North Street and Easterly on Fourth
Street. Amounting in the whole to Forty three Lotts; to have and to
hold
the said Lotts and Premises above mentioned unto the said William
Seymour, and to his Heirs and Assigns from the first Day of May next
Ensuing the Date of these presents, for and during the Natural Lives of
the said William Seymour, Drake Seymour and Samuel Sands Seymour
the two

 

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the two latter both Sons of the said William Seymour, Yielding & paying
yearly & every year, during the Natural Lives aforesaid, unto the said
Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck or their Successors, for Lotts No 6
12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54 and 60 the yearly Rent of Seven Shillings
and Six pence Lawfull Money of the State of New York, for each of said
Lotts and for Lotts No 1, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 19, 17, 23, 25, 31, 29, 35, 37, 38, 39
43, 44, 45, 40, 41, 46, 49, 50, 51, 55, 56, 57, 52, 53, 58 and 59
the yearly Rent of five Shillings of the like Lawful Money aforesaid for each
of said Lotts, on the first day of May yearly and every year, during the
terms or terms of Lives hereby granted provided always, that if it shall
happen that the yearly Rent, or any part thereof be behind or unpaid,
for the space of thirty Days after it shall become due as aforesaid, that
then and at all times thereafter, it shall and may be lawful, for them
the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck or their Successors, to
take by Distress any of the Goods & Chattels of the said William Seymour
and Expose them to Sale, by way of public Vendue, giving twenty four
hours Warning by one Advertisement, being set up at any public
place within said Parish, and when so Exposed to sale as aforesaid, to Re=
=turn the Overplus if any there be, and in Case no Goods or Chattels can
be found, or in Case the said William Seymour be absconded out
of the Country, that then in such Case, it shall and may be lawful
for the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck or their Success=
=ors, wholly to Re-Enter, Re-Possess, and to have and Enjoy the same
again as in their former Estate, any thing herein contained
to the contrary notwithstanding, and the said William Seymour
for himself, his Heirs & Assigns doth covenant and grant,
to and with the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck and
their Successors, that he, the said William Seymour, shall and will
well & truly pay or cause to be paid, unto the said Isaac Belknap
and Isaac Hasbrouck or their Successors, the yearly rent as
before mentioned for the aforesaid Lott, at the Day and time before
Limited, to be paid without fraud or Delay, and also that he
the said William Seymour, his Heirs and Assigns, shall and
will pay all Taxes, Assessments, Costs and Charges that shall
become due, out of the said Demised premises. Now this In=
=denture witnesseth
, that for the further Conveying, and assuring
the said Lotts of Land and premises, that is to say, from and
Immediately after the Decease of the aforesaid Lives, we the said
Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck for ourselves and our suc=
=cessors do hereby further Covenant, promise & grant, unto the
Heirs and Assigns of the Said William Seymour another Lease (Vizt)
a Renewing Lease to the same purport, Intent and Meaning, as is
herein  

marginal note: This Lease is surrendered up to the Trustees

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herein Included in this present Lease of Indenture, and off the same
Lotts of Land and Premises, and appurtenances, then, and at that time
thereunto belonging and appertaining, and the said William
Seymour, performing all and every of the said Covenants herein
Contained, shall and may from time to time, and at all times
hereafter, during the Term or Terms of the said Lives, peaceably have,
hold, occupy and peaceably Enjoy, all and Singular the said Lotts of
Land and Premises hereby Granted without any Lett, hindrance,
Molestation or Denial of the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac
Hasbrouck or any, having or claiming by, from or under them;
In Witness whereof the said William Seymour hath hereunto
set his hand and seal, and to the other part, Remaining with the
said William Seymour, the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck
have set their hands and seals the Day and Year first above written.

Sealed and Delivered

in the presence of

Elnathan Foster
Dirck Amerman

William Seymour [seal]

 

the above land is Leasd out to others
Supposd to have been [Surren]d'd up by TC
Long ago

The above Lease is Surrendered up to the Trustees
and New Lease given 

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No 6

This Indenture made the twentieth Day of August in the Year
of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and ninety three, between Isaac
Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck Trustees of the Parish of NewBurgh, in the
County of Ulster, and State of New York of the one part, and Elnathan
Foster of the same place of the other part - Witnesseth that the said Isaac
Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck for and in Consideration of the Rents
and Covenants herein after mentioned, have Demised and to farm letten,
unto the said Elnathan Foster, and to his Heirs & Assigns all them certain Lotts
of Ground known & Distinguished in a Map or Chart of the Glebe Land
of the Parish of NewBurgh, by Lott No 26, 38 and 39 and are Bounded on the
south by Lotts No 25 and 37; on the West by Second Street, on the North by Lott
27 and Clinton Street, and on the East by Hasbrouck Street. Containing
three Acres of Land. Also the one Equal Moiety or Northernmost half part
of Lotts No 25 and 37, which said Lotts No 25 and 37 are Bounded Southerly
by South Street, Westerly by Second Street, Northerly by Lotts No 26 and 38,
and Easterly by Hasbrouck Street, Containing One Acre of Land. to have
and to hold
the said Lotts of Land & Premises above mentioned unto
the said Elnathan Foster, and to his Heirs and Assigns from the Day of the
Date of these presents, for and during the Natural Lives of the said Elna=
=than Foster and Jane his Wife and Jane Palmer (daughter of William
Palmer) and Grand Daughter to the said Elnathan Foster Yielding and
paying Yearly & every year, during the Natural Lives aforesaid, unto the
said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck or their Successors, the yearly
Rent of Six Shillings Lawfull Money of the State of New York per Acre
on the first day of May yearly and every year, During the Terms or Terms
of Lives hereby granted provided always, that if it shall happen that
the yearly Rent or any part thereof, be behind or unpaid, for the space
of thirty Days after it shall become due as aforesaid, that then, and at
all times thereafter, it shall and may be lawfull, for them the said Isaac
Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck or their Successors, to take by Distress
any of the Goods & Chattels of the said Elnathan Foster and Expose them
to Sale, by way of public Vendue, giving twenty four hours warning by one
Advertisement, being set up at any public place within said parish,
and when so Exposed to Sale as aforesaid, to Return the Overplus if any there
be, and in Case no Goods or Chattels can be found, or in Case the said
Elnathan Foster be absconded out of the Country, that then in such Case,
it shall and may be lawfull for the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac
Hasbrouck or their Successors, wholly to Re-Enter, Re-Possess, and to
have

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have and enjoy the same again as in their former Estate, any thing herein
contained to the contrary notwithstanding. And the said Elnathan
Foster, for himself, his Heirs & Assigns doth covenant and grant, to and
with the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck and their Successors, that
he, the said Elnathan Foster, shall and will well & truly pay or cause to
be paid, unto the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck or their Successors,
the yearly rent of Six Shillings per Acre for each of the above mentioned
Lotts, at the Day and time herein before Limited, to be paid without fraud
or Delay, and also that he the said Elnathan Foster, his Heirs and Assigns,
shall and will pay all Taxes, Assessments, Cost and Charges that shall
become due, out of the said Demised premises. Now this Indenture
witnesseth
, that for the further Conveying, and assuring all the said
Lotts of Land and premises, that is to say, from and Immediately after the
Decease of the aforesaid Lives, we the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck
for ourselves and our successors do hereby further Covenant, promise
and grant, unto the Heirs and Assigns of the Said Elnathan Foster
another Lease (Vizt) a Renewing Lease to the same purport, Intent and
Meaning, as is herein Included in this present Lease of Indenture, and
of the same Lotts of Land and premises, and Appurtenances, then, and
at that time thereunto belonging and appertaining, and the said Elna=
=than Foster, performing all and every of the said Covenants herein contained,
shall and may from time to time, and at all times hereafter, during the
term or terms of the said Lives, peaceably have, hold, occupy and peaceably
Enjoy, all and Singular the said Lotts of Land and Premises hereby granted
with out any Lett, Hindrance, Molestation or Denial of the said Isaac Belknap
and Isaac Hasbrouck or any, having or claiming by, from or under them.
In Witness whereof the said Elnathan Foster hath hereunto set his
hand and Seal, and to the other part, Remaining with the said Elnathan
Foster, the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck have set their hands
and Seals the Day and Year first above written.  

Sealed and Delivered
In the presence of

the Words Elnathan Foster hath hereunto
being first wrote on Erazure
in the fourth line from the Bottom

Elnathan Foster [seal]

 Dirck Amerman
Wm Seymour

Know ye that we Levi Dodge and Richard
Handy Executors and Ruth Foster [seal]
Executrix
of Estate of Elnathan Foster claiming
the within described Premises for and
in consideration of one dollar to us in hand
paid by Wm Anderman for John Mandeville and
Selah Reeve Trustees of the Glebe do Grant
Surrender and Yield up to the Said 
Trustees their successors and assigns the within [described] premises and
all our right, Interest, Claim and Estate in the [land] be hereby Surrend[ered]
Witness our hands and seals this 15 April 1825

 Witness present George W Anderson

Ruth Foster
[seal]

Levi Dodge [seal]
Richard Handy [seal]

up left margin:

Apl 15, 1825 Now leasd to Ruth Foster & Sally Jane Dodge Daughter of E Foster Deacon
except what E Foster [hold]

 

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No 7

 

This Indenture made the thirteenth Day of August in the Year
of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety Three, Between Isaac
Belknap & Isaac Hasbrouck Trustees of the Parish of NewBurgh, in the County
of Ulster, and State of New York of the one part, and Cadwallader Colden of
Montgomery of the other part Witnesseth that the said Isaac Belknap
and Isaac Hasbrouck for and in Consideration of the Rents and Covenants
herein after Mentioned, have Demised and to farm letten, unto the said
Cadwallader Colden, and to his Heirs & Assigns all the Equal Moiety
or southernmost half part of Lots No 25 and 37, which said Lotts 25 and 37
are Bounded southerly by South Street, Westerly by Second Street, Northerly
by Lotts No 26 and 38 and Easterly by Hasbrouck Street, Containint One Acre
of land to have and to hold the said Lotts of Land & Premises above men=
=tioned unto the said Cadwallader Colden, and to his Heirs and Assigns, from the
Day of the Date of these presents for and during the Natural Lives of the said
Cadwallader Colden and John Colden and John Fell Junior. Yielding and
paying yearly & every year, during the Natural Lives aforesaid, unto
the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck or their Successors, the yearly
Rent of Six Shillings Lawful Money of the State of New York for said Acre,
on the first Day of May yearly and every year, during the Term or Terms of Lives
hereby granted, provided always, that if it shall happen that the yearly Rent,
or any part thereof be behind or unpaid, for the space of thirty Days after it
shall become due as aforesaid, that then and at all times thereafter, it shall
and may be lawful, for them the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck
or their Successors, to take by Distress any of the Goods & Chattels of the
said Cadwallader Colden & Expose them to Sale, by way of public Vendue,
giving twenty four hours warning by One Advertisement, being set up at
any public place within said parish, and when so Expos'd to Sale as afore=
=said, to Return the Overplus if any there be, and in Case no Goods or Chattels
can be found, or in Case the said Cadwallader Colden be absconded out
of the Country, that then in such Case, it shall and may be lawful for the
said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck or their Successors, wholly to
Re-Enter, Re-Possess, and to have and enjoy the same again as in their
former Estate, any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstand=
=ing
, and the said Cadwallader Colden for himself, his Heirs & Assigns
doth covenant and grant, to and with the said Isaac Belknap & Isaac
Hasbrouck and their Successors, that he, the said Cadwallader Colden,
shall and will well & truly pay or cause to be paid, unto the said Isaac
Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck or their Successors, the Yearly Rent of
Six Shillings for said Acre or above mentioned Lotts of Land, at the Day and
time herein before limited, to be paid without fraud or Delay, and also that he
the  

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 the said Cadwallader Colden, his Heirs and Assigns, shall and will pay all
Taxes, Assessments, Cost and Charges that shall become due, out of the said demised
Premises. Now this Indenture witnesseth, that for the further
conveying, and assuring the said Lotts of Land and Premises, that is to say,
from and Immediately after the Decease of the aforesaid Lives, we the said
Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck for ourselves and our successors do
hereby further covenant, promise and grant, unto the Heirs and Assigns of
the Said Cadwallader Colden another Lease (Vizt) a Renewing Lease to the
same purport, Intent and Meaning, as is herein Included in this present
Lease of Indenture, and of the same Lot of Land and Premises, & appurtenances,
then, and at that time thereunto belonging and appertaining, and the said
Cadwallader Colden, performing all and every of the said Covenants herein
contained, shall and may from time to time, and at all times hereafter,
during the Term or Terms of the said Lives peaceably have, hold, occupy & peaceably
enjoy, all and Singular the said Lotts of Land and Premises hereby Granted, with
out any Lett, hindrance, Molestation or Denial of the said Isaac Belknap
and Isaac Hasbrouck, or any having or claiming by, from or under them
in Witness whereof the said Cadwallader Colden hath hereunto set his hand
and Seal, and to the other part, remaining with the said Cadwallader Colden,
the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck have set their hands & Seals
the Day and Year first above written.

Sign'd Seal'd and Delivered
in presence of

 Cadwallader Colden [seal]

The Words Cadwallader Colden
in the fourth, Eighth, thirteenth,
fifteenth, twenty fifth, twenty=
fifty Second, fifty Eighth and fifty ninth lines - also
the Word Montgomery in the fifth line - and the
words John Colden and John Fell Junior in the
fifteenth lines, of this Indenture - being all first
wrote on Erazure. In prsence of us -

Dirck Amerman
Wm Seymour

Written up left margin: 

 Since owned by E Foster A Lyon D Baley
now Academy A Lyons one 

 

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No 8

This Indenture made the first Day of July in the
Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and ninety four,
Between Isaac Belknap & Isaac Hasbrouck Trustees of
the parish of NewBurgh, in the County of Ulster, and State of
New York of the One part, and Robert Carskaddin of the same
place, of the same place of the other part - Witnesseth that
the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck for and in
Consideration of the Rents and Covenants herein after
mentioned, have Demised and to farm letten, unto ye said
Robert Carskaddin, and to his Heirs & Assigns all that certain
piece or parcel of Land Containing One Acre, known and
Distinguished in a Map or Chart of the Glebe Land of the
parish of NewBurgh, by Lott No 5 and is Bounded Southerly
by Lott No 4. Westerly by Lott No 11. Northerly by Lott No 6 and
Eastwardly by King Street. To have and to hold ye said Lott
of Land & Premises above mentioned unto the said Robert
Carskaddin, and to his Heirs and Assigns from the Day
of the Date of these presents for and during the Natural
lives of the Sd Robt Carskaddin & his two sons Thomas & John Carskaddin
Yielding and paying yearly and every year, during the natural
lives aforesaid, unto the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac
Hasbrouck or their Successors, the yearly Rent of five Shillings
Lawful Money of the State of NewYork for said Acre, on ye first
day of May yearly and every year, during the term or terms
of Lives hereby granted provided always, that if it shall
happen that the yearly Rent, or any part thereof be behind
or unpaid, for the space of thirty Days after it shall become
due as aforesaid, that then and at all times thereafter, it shall
and may be lawful, for them the said Isaac Belknap & Isaac
Hasbrouck or their Successors, to take by Distress any of ye Goods
& Chattels of the said Robert Carskaddin & Expose them
to Sale, by way of public Vendue, giving twenty four hours
Warning by one Advertisement, being set up at any public
place within said Parish, & when so Expos'd to sale
as aforesaid, to Return the Overplus if any there be, and in
Case no Goods or Chattels can be found, or in Case ye said Robert
Carskaddin be absconded out of ye Country, that then in such
Case, it shall and may be lawful for ye said Isaac Belknap
and Isaac Hasbrouck or their Successors, wholly to Re-Enter,

 

written up margin:

The Lease of which is is a counter was assignd by Thos Carscadin (who had it of his Father by assignment) to Samuel
Downing and Downing Assignd it to John Carscadin who has Surrendered it up to the Trustees and
a new Lease is Given 15 Apl 1822.

 

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Re-Possess, and to have and Enjoy the same again as in their
former Estate, any thing herein contained to the contrary notwith=
=standing, And the said Robert Carskaddin for himself, his Heirs
& Assigns doth Covenant and grant, to and with ye said
Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck and their Successors, that
he, the said Robert Carskaddin, shall and will well & truly pay
or cause to be paid, until the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac
Hasbrouck or their Successors, the yearly rent of five Shillings
for said Acre or above Mentioned Lott of Land, at the Day and
time herein before limited, to be paid without fraud or Delay,
and also that she the said Robert Carskaddin, his Heirs
and Assigns, shall and will pay all Taxes Assessments, Costs and
Charges that shall become due, out of the said demised Premises.
Now this Indenture witnesseth, that for the further Conveying,
and Assuring the said Lott of Land and Premises, that is to say, from
and Immediately after the Decease of the aforesaid Lives, we the said
Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck for ourselves and our Successors
do hereby further Covenant, promise and Grant, unto ye Heirs &
Assigns of the Said Robert Carskaddin another Lease (Vizt) a Renewing
Lease to the same purport, Intent and Meaning, as is herein Included
in this present Lease of Indenture, and off the same Lott of Land
and Premises, and appurtenances, then, and at that time thereunto
belonging and appertaining, and the said Robert Carskaddin, performing
all and every of the said Covenants herein Contained, shall and may from
time to time, and at all times hereafter, during the Term or Terms of ye
said Lives, peaceably have, hold, occupy and peaceably Enjoy, all and
Singular the said Lott of Land and Premises hereby granted without
any Lett, hindrance, Molestation or Denial of the said Isaac Belknap
and Isaac Hasbrouck or any, having or claiming by, from or under
them - In Witness whereof the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck
have to the other part Remaining with ye Said Robert Carskaddin set
their hands and Seals, And to these presents, the said Robert Car=
=skaddin hath set his hand and Seal, the Day & Year first above written.

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Re-Possess, and to have and Enjoy the same again as in their
former Estate, any thing herein contained to the contrary notwith=
=standing, And the said Robert Carskaddin for himself, his Heirs
& Assigns doth Covenant and grant, to and with ye said
Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck and their Successors, that
he, the said Robert Carskaddin, shall and will well & truly pay
or cause to be paid, until the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac
Hasbrouck or their Successors, the yearly rent of five Shillings
for said Acre or above Mentioned Lott of Land, at the Day and
time herein before limited, to be paid without fraud or Delay,
and also that she the said Robert Carskaddin, his Heirs
and Assigns, shall and will pay all Taxes Assessments, Costs and
Charges that shall become due, out of the said demised Premises.
Now this Indenture witnesseth, that for the further Conveying,
and Assuring the said Lott of Land and Premises, that is to say, from
and Immediately after the Decease of the aforesaid Lives, we the said
Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck for ourselves and our Successors
do hereby further Covenant, promise and Grant, unto ye Heirs &
Assigns of the Said Robert Carskaddin another Lease (Vizt) a Renewing
Lease to the same purport, Intent and Meaning, as is herein Included
in this present Lease of Indenture, and off the same Lott of Land
and Premises, and appurtenances, then, and at that time thereunto
belonging and appertaining, and the said Robert Carskaddin, performing
all and every of the said Covenants herein Contained, shall and may from
time to time, and at all times hereafter, during the Term or Terms of ye
said Lives, peaceably have, hold, occupy and peaceably Enjoy, all and
Singular the said Lott of Land and Premises hereby granted without
any Lett, hindrance, Molestation or Denial of the said Isaac Belknap
and Isaac Hasbrouck or any, having or claiming by, from or under
them - In Witness whereof the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck
have to the other part Remaining with ye Said Robert Carskaddin set
their hands and Seals, And to these presents, the said Robert Car=
=skaddin hath set his hand and Seal, the Day & Year first above written.

Sign'd Seal'd and Delivered
in the presence of us -

 Dirck Amerman
Aaron Lyon

Robert Carskadan [seal] 

written up margin:

Know all men by these presents that I John Carscadin Claiming the within described premises by the lease of which this is
a counter being assignd to one for the consideration of one dollar to me in hand paid by Selah Reeve Jacob Powell and
John Anderson [ye] Trustees of Ye Glebe do grant surrender and yield up to the Said Jacob Selah and John Trustees as above and
their Successors and assigns the within described premises and all my Interest Claim & Estate in the same. Witness my
hand and seal this sixteenth day of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty two

Witness present John Carskadan
Gardner Thompson

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No 9

This Indenture made the sixth Day of June in the Year of our Lord One
housand Seven hundred and Ninety four, Between Isaac Belknap and
Isaac Hasbrouck Trustees of the Parish of NewBurgh, in the County of Ulster, & State
of NewYork of the One part, and Dirck Amerman of the same place of t
he other part; Witnesseth that the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck
for and in Consideration of the Rents and Covenants herein after mentioned,
have Demised and to farm letten, unto the said Dirck Amerman, and to
his Heirs & Assigns all those certain Lotts of Land herein after mentioned
known & Distinguished in a Map or Chart of the Glebe Land of the Parish of
NewBurgh, by Lotts No 16, 28 and 40. Which said Lotts is Bounded as follows, viz:
No 16 Westwardly by Lott No 4. Northwardly by Lott No 17. Eastwardly by Second
Stret, and Southwardly by Clinton Street. - No 28 and 40 is Bounded
Westwardly by Second Street, Northwardly by Lotts No 29 and 41. Eastwardly by
Hasbrouck Street, and Southwardly by Clinton Street; Each of said three Lotts
Containing One acre of Land to have and to hold the said Lotts of Land and
Premises above mentioned unto the said Dirck Amerman, and to his Heirs
and Assigns, from the Day of the Date of these presents for and During the
Natural lives of Dirck Amerman and his two Sons Isaac & Henry
Amerman. Yielding & paying yearly & every year, during the natural
lives aforesaid, unto the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck or their
Successors, the yearly rent of Six Shillings Lawful Money of the State of NewYork
for each of said Lotts, on the first day of May yearly & every year, during
the Term or Terms of Lives hereby granted provided always, that if it shall
happen that the yearly Rent, or any part thereof be behind or unpaid, for
the Space of thirty Days after it shall become due as aforesaid, that then &
at all times thereafter, it shall and may be lawful, for them the said Isaac
Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck or their Successors, to take by Distress any of
the Goods & Chattels of the said Dirck Amerman & Expose them to Sale,
by Way of public Vendue, giving twenty four hours Warning by One Advertise=
=ment, being set up at any public place within said Parish, & when so
expos'd to Sale as aforesaid, to Return the Overplus if any there be, and in Case no
Goods or Chattels can be found, or in Case the said Dirck Amerman be absconded
out of the Country, that then in such Case, it shall and may be lawful for ye
said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck or their Successors, wholly to Re-Enter,
Re-Possess, and to have and Enjoy the same again as in their former Estate,
any thing herein contained to the Contrary notwithstanding, And the said
Dirck Amerman for Himself, his Heirs & Assigns, doth Covenant and
grant, to and with ye Said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck and their
Successors, that he, ye said Dirck Amerman, shall and will well & truly
pay or cause to be paid, until ye said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck or
their Successors, the yearly Rent of Six Shillings for each of said Acres, or above

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mentioned lotts of land at the Day and time herein before Limited, to be paid with=
=out fraud or Delay, And also that she the said Dirck Amerman, his Heirs and
Assigns, shall and will pay all Taxes, Assessments, Costs and Charges that shall
become due, out of ye Said Demised Premises. Now this Indenture witnes=
=seth
, that for the further Conveying and assuring the said three Lotts of Land and
Premises, that is to say, from and Immediately after the Decease of the afore=
=said Lives, we the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck for ourselves
and our Successors do hereby further Covenant, promise & grant, unto the Heirs
and Assigns of the said Dirck Amerman another Lease (Vizt) a Renewing Lease
to the same purport, Intent and Meaning, as is herein Included in this present
Lease of Indenture, and off the same Lotts of Land and Premises, & appurtenances,
then, and at that time thereunto belonging and appertaining, and the said
Dirck Amerman, performing all and every of the said Covenants herein Contai=
=ned, shall and may from time to time, and at all times hereafter, during the
Term or Terms of the said Lives, peaceably have, hold, Occupy and peaceably Enjoy,
all and Singular the said three Lotts of Land and Premises hereby Granted
without any Lett, hindrance, Molestation or Denial of the said Isaac Belknap
and Isaac Hasbrouck, or any, having or Claiming by, from or under them -
In Witness whereof the said Isaac Belknap and Isaac Hasbrouck have to the
other part, Remaining with the said Dirck Amerman set their hands & Seals
And to these presents the said Dirck Amerman hath hereunto set his hand & Seal,
the Day and Year first above written.

Sign'd Seal'd and Delivered the Word
June on the first line of the present Indenture
being first Interlin'd and the Words Clinton
Street
on the twelfth line being first wrote
on Erazure in presence of us-

Dirck Amerman

[seal]

.

 Nathl Ketcham
Keturah Denton

.

 

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