The Document reads in full as follows:
“Know all men by these presents that I, Thomas Barker, of New Glocester in the County of Cumberland + in the State of the Massachusetts Bay. Gentleman, for + in consideration of the sum of five hundred + thirty three pounds, six shillings + eight pence to me in hand paid by Pain Elwell of New Glocester aforesaid. In holder the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, do give, grant, bargain, sell convey + confirm unto him the said Pain Elwell + to his heirs forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying in New Glocester aforesaid being the southwesterly half part of an hundred acre lot of land in said town, number four in the third division, together with eight acres more of the other half of said lot, being the whole of the Northwest end of said half lot lying on the Northwest side of the road leading to North Yarmouth. To have + to hold the said granted and bargained Premises to him the said Pain Elwell + to his heirs, forever with all the Buildings, Privilege, + appurtenances to the same belonging to his + their sole use, benefit + behoof forever. And I the said Thomas Barker for myself, my heirs, executors + administrators, do covenant with him, the said Pain Elwell, his heirs, executors, administrators + assigns to warrant secure and defend the said granted and bargained premises to him + them against the lawful claims or demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever hereafter forever. In witness whereof I with my present wife Eunice, she surrendering her right of Dower or Power of thirds in the premises, have hereunto set our hands + seal this fifteenth day of July, Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred + seventy eight + in the third year of American Independence - signed, sealed + delivered Thos. Barker in presence of (signed)William True (signed)James Sawyer (signed)Eunice (her x mark) Barker.
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