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Cattaraugus County Real Estate Contract Between Moses and Emma R. Beecher and Isaac Curry
Cattaraugus County Real Estate Contract Between Moses and Emma R. Beecher and Isaac Curry


 
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Price: $400.00

Bibliography:
Cattaraugus County, NY. February 13, 1842
Keywords:
Land Development, Real estate, land agreement
Condition:
General wear. Letter folds.

Product Code: 29005003

Description
 
A real estate agreement between the couple Moses and Emma Beecher and Isaac Curry which sells a total of approximately 2,956 acres of land from different portions of about 40 different plots of land within Cattaraugus County, NY. Due to the complexities of the amount of land being sold a surveyor was brought in, and the resulting agreement is extremely detailed, sometimes listing out each acre within each plot of land out down to the hundredth of acre. The contract includes small diagrams of the 40 plots and the sections of them being sold to Curry. At the end of the agreement is a section which verifies that Emma Beecher was "privately examined, separate and a part from her husband, acknowledges that she executes said instrument without any fear or compulsion of her said husband." While this does acknowledge that Emma must have owned a portion of this land with her husband, it is unclear how Emma original came to own the land being sold. Measures 7 1/4" x 3 3/4" (folded), 27 1/4" x 20 1/4" (unfolded).