Moosekit, x Sussop.
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of
Source: History of Stratford, Jeannette Thompson, Coos and Grafton County Land Records and others.
Concord Dec 11, 1796
Proposal for forming a company to be concerned ni a tract of land purchased of Philip an Indian Chief by Thomas Eames, John Bradley, Jonathan Eastman & Nathan Hoit, agreeable to a deed executed by the said Philip in manner following, viz:-
1 st That the said Thomas, John, Jonathan & Nathan make & execute proper deeds of conveyance such to the other in such manner that each shall be an owner of one fourth part of all the lands & waters conveyed by the said Philip's deed the same to be held in commonalty as an undivided interest & each in his proportion to his interest to be held accountable for the expenditures in proportion to his interest in the above said sale and subjected to his proportion of the conditions expressed in said deed.
2dly That the before named Thomas John Jonathan and Nathan shall have authority each if either shall think proper sell and convey one fifth part of the lands and waters contained in s'd Phillips deed to any person who shall be approved of by a majority of the original owners, subject to the foregoing obligations: that on the non-performance of of any payment or duty which has or may be agreed on by the above described owners such part of any delinquent share shall by sold as will be sufficient to pay such deficiency with necessary charges. 3rdly The said proprieters which shall at no time eceed twnety shares shall vote according to their respective shares either by themselves or their attorneys.
The propriters shall agree on some place where to convene to transact the business of the proprieters, always confining it within the State of New Hampshire.
5th The etce proprieters shall appoint some one of the proprieters to act as clerk, who shall record all their proceedings and where all accounts shall be lodged on file for adjustment and allowance by the said proprieters.
6th That when it shall be agreed to by the etce proprieters theyt shall petition any of the states or kingdoms where such land lay to be incorporated into a body politic to transact any of their affairs suitable to such incorporation and lastly if all _______ to keep profound secrecy- or by D.L.d.y
Grafton s.s. Sept.4.1797
Receivd, recorded and examined. P. John Rogers Reg.
Bedel's Grant: Vol. B32 pp.386-387, Lancaster; Sealed 1798-10-17; Recorded 1811-09-10 & 1835-08-14
To Have and to Hold + + + ses with all the priviledges + + + in any wise appertaining to them + their several and respective heirs, executors, admin + + our use and benefit & behoof forever, and we the s + + + + + oos, Asan, Benedic, Pournif, Joseph & Lampis for ourselv + + + irs & assigns ++ sue cessons in office do covenant & agree to and + + the said Wales and assigns that the Nation or tribe of which we belong aforesaid + + the lawful original owners & possessors of the same, that the + + has never been sold or conveyed previous to the ensealing her + + the exception of Captain Thomas aforesaid, Nation or Tribe aforesaid + + we as the chiefs, captains & representatives of the aforesaid Nat+ + + aforesaid have full power to sell & dispose of the same in + + + + that we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, adminis+ + as well as our successors in office to warrant & forever + + their said Wales, Gibbs, & Bedel, their heirs + + + + + + The Lawful claims or demands of any person or persons + +
In witness we have hereunto set our hands + + + twenty seventh day of October A. D. 1798. Signed, sealed & delivered
in presence of us
Mamonul X Shoasion + + +
Takus X Sansni + + +
Capt X Asan + + +
Capt X Benedic + + +
Capt X Poumife + + +
Capt Franson X Joseph + +
Capt Joseph X Lampis XXX
Bedel's Grant ss Sept 10, 18 11
Read for Record & Recorded
Attest. Timothy Bedle Recorder
Bedle's Grant as.
I hereby certify that the within & above is + + of Record as recorded in the Proprietors Records.
John Haines. Pro Clerk
Coos ss Aug( 17th 1835.
The above and foregoing copy Recd. Recorded & Examined
By R Stephenson Regr
These afore-mentioned above three (3) historical documents were transcribed by Thomas Robert O'Bomsawin, residing retrospectively-speaking in North Stratford, Coos County, New Hamshire with his wife Daisy nee: Goodman ca. 1996-1998 (who was retrospectively-speaking working at A.S.H.A.I., Incorporated in Swanton, Vermont for the late Homer Walter St. Francis, Sr., as a Grant writer for the "St. Francis Sokoki group", now led by April Merrill ... Homer's daughter) and these two documented historical Land Grant transcriptions, were stapled within the "Alsigunticook Nation of Abenakis" paperwork, which I will post on this blog, in order as to their chronological dates.