Collection of 18th & 19th Century Manuscript & Printed Documents Deeds Boundary Maps & Plans Long Island New York: Stony Brook, Sunken Meadow, Ronkonkoma, Nissequogue, Commack, Smithtown & Suffolk LI Locales.
(Americana - Manuscript - 18th Century - History - Smth Family - Smithtown Long Island New York)

Smithtown Long Island New York: Not Published, 1735. F A collection of over 60 documents regarding the Smith family, the original Proprietors of Smithtown, Long Island NY. Mostly in manuscript, the documents are survey maps & ownership plans, land transfers, agreements, indentures, sales, between the Smith family members and other residents of Stony Brook, Sunken Meadow, Ronkonkoma, Nissequogue, Commack and various locations in and around Smithown. A few are partially printed, as noted below. The documents are tipped-on at their corners or edges to the blank pages of the book. Including, in the order of their appearance in the volume: 1805 Jedediah Davis & Phinehas L'Hommedieu to Richard Smith, indenture for "…Lands situate to lying and being in Smithtown…south by Islip Line on the east by the lands of James L'Hommedieu on the North by the road leading from the Branch to Ronconcoma Pond and the west by the Lands of the said Jedediah Davis…" Approx. 8 ¾" x 13 1/4" page size. Witnessed by Richard Smith Jr., Ebenezar Smith, Jedediah Davis, Phinehas L'Hommedieu; 4 pages, 3 with text; with paper-covered seals intact; in very good condition. 1797 Nicholas Smith & Richard Smith indenture, "…a certain piece or parcel of Shore Meadow, situate in the Township of Smithtown afores. On the East side of the River, and Bounded as follows viz North by the Meadow of John Curtis, as the Water Fence now Stands, East on the edge of the Bank, South by the Horse pat, so called, and West by the Mud, containing by estimation Two Acres…" Approx. 12 ¾" x 15" overall size. Witnessed by Samuel Gould, Samuel Skidmore, Nicholas Smith. Part of seal torn away, holed, and a few other small holes in the text, with the loss of a few letters, not the sense; in good condition. 1789 "…Eperetus Smith, Joseph Smith & William Smith, Executors of the last will and testament of Joseph Smith late of Smithtown…" indenture, for the "…fifty acre lot on the South side of the Rode that leads from the Branch to Millses Pond…containing with the Bounds about one hundred and forty acres…" and much other land besides. Witnessed by Charles Smith, Rackel Smith, Eperetus Smith, Joseph Smith, William Smith, with seals intact. Approx. 13 1/2" x 16" overall size. Notes on reverse regarding Richard Smith's deed, recording of the indenture. 1801 Richard Smith quitclaim to Fordham Smith for a "…certain piece or Strip of Land situate in the Township of Smithtown aforesaid at the Head of Stony Brook Harbour…" Approx. 8 ¾" x 12 3/4" size, one side, witnessed by Ebenezar Smith, Abigail Smith, Richard Smith with seals intact; paper browned and darkened at centerlines. 1795 noted as "Bill of Sale from John & Isaac Willits to Amos Willits" on reverse of indenture; within the document as "Willis" for "…two acres of Land Scituate lying and being in the Township of Huntington bounded as follows to begin at a Whiteoak tree which was the southern corner of the field known by the name of Whitman's hollow and on which the Sign of the said Amos Willis now hangs…" Approx. 13 1/2" x 16 1/4" overall size. Witnessed by Reuben Hannes, Jacob Trelane, Isaac Willets, Catharine Willets, John Willets; paper covered seals with blind-stamp impressions on surface of man's silhouette (2) or two doves facing each other. Discoloration at top margin where affixed to the backing sheet. Note on the back signed by Isaac Thompson, one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas verifying the content. 1799 Indenture between Mary Willets (Willis) widow of Amos Willets & Richard Smith Sr., a quitclaim to Smith for "…a certain tract of land together with the Dwelling house out houses and every other privilege…" of lands in Huntington. 4 pages, 2 with text, approx. 7 3/4" x 13" page size. Seals intact, witnessed by Mary Willis, Richard Smith Jr. & Moses Blachly. 1799 Indenture, Anning Mowbray & Amos Platt executors of the will of Amos Willets, for other lands in Huntington sold to Richard Smith, Sr., described as near Winacomack and including the dwelling house, barn, horses. Two sides with writing, approx. 13" x 15 1/2" size. Witnessed by Moses Blachly, Richard Smith Jr., Anning Mowbray, Amos Platt, with intact paper-covered seals. Noted on the back as "Deed for Commack." 1785 Alexander Munsell conveying lands to Richard Smith, the "old Parsonage lot" and other acreage in Smithtown, with boundaries described. Wintessed by William Woodhull, Apollos Cooper, Alexander Munsell, Mary Munsell, with seals. Approx. 13" x 16 1/4" size, text on one side. 1800 Indenture,, deeding land between Eliphalet Smith & Richard Smith Sr., lands known as the "…fifty acre lots…" in Smithtown. Witnessed by George Burton, Thomas Smith, Eliphalet Smith, Sarah Smith, with seals. Approx. 12 1/2" x 15 1/2" size, one sided document. 1781 Sale of lands, William Biggs to Richard Smith, "…lying in Smith's town, containing fifty acres; The Boundary beginning at Nichols's road running Southerly by mills's path within six rods of the Great Pond…" Witnessed by Job Smith, Charles Smith, William Biggs, with seal. 4 pages, 2 with text; the reverse with further information regarding a loan in 1784 signed by Caleb Smith. Approx. 7 ½" x 12" page size. 1827 Printed and manuscript document signed by De Witt Clinton, appointing Edward H. Smith "Aid-de-Camp to Major General of the First Division of Infantry…" state of NY, also signed by the Adjutant-General, N.F. Beck. Approx. 9 3/4" x 15 1/2" size and on the reverse the further attestation by the clerk of the state Chas. H. Havens that Smith had subscribed to the oath of duties of the appointment. 1746/7 Job Smith selling lands to Ebenezar Smith which were "…situate Lying and being in Smithtown…near the head of Stoney Brook harbor wherein the Said Ebenezar Smith Dwelling house now Stands Containing by Estamation Six acres…" and describing the boundaries. Witnessed by Eporetus Smith, Nathanael Smith, Job Smith, with seal. Approx. 12" x 15 ½" size, one sided. Dated in manuscript as here shown. 1797 Quitclaim from Sophiah Smith, Ruth Thompson, Jedidiah Smith, Amos Smith, Isaac Smith, Richard Smith and Sarah Smith, widow, children and heirs of Timothy Smith for lands to Richard Smith Senior of Smithtown, "…in the township of Smithtown…(bounded by) the Edge of the Grait Swamp on the east by a Certain Road known by the name of millers pond South on the north by Phinehas Davis land, Containing by estimation ten acres…" Witnessed by Jonas Hawkins, Richard Smith, Amos Smith Jr., Isaac Smith, Elijah Smith, Sarah Smith, Richard Smith Jr. Approx. 13" x 15 ½." On the reverse is a further sale by Richard Smith in the same year releasing the lands to Benjamin Newton, signed by Nathaniel Newton, Richard Smith and Jacob Newton. Found with this and once attached by an upper edge is a 1736 smaller manuscript with a drawing of various Smith lands, noted as the "Parsonage Land" and giving boundaries; the notes indicate this acreage was designated as 'common lands for the Proprietors of Smithtown.' 1822 Indenture noting that Edmund Smith purchased at auction mortgaged property of Thomas Blydenburgh & Samuel P. Smith, known as the "fifty acre lots" in Smithtown. Witnessed by John Hildreth, Sarah Smith, Edmund Smith. Approx. 7 3/4" x 12 3/4" per side, 3 sides with text. 1817 Indenture for property of Thomas Blydenburgh & wife Juliana and Richard Smith, properties in Smithtown with description as going through the village on the Branch road. Approx. 8 1/4" x 12" 3 sides with text and witnessed by William, Thomas and Juliana Blydenburgh and Charles A. Floyd Master in Charge, with the seals intact. 1814 Indenture for property of William Blydenburgh, wife Sarah and Samuel P. Smith and his wife Mary and Richard Smith, lands known as The Head of the River. Approx. 12 3/4" x 15 3/4" size, one sided document. Witnessed by William, Sarah, Thomas, P. Blydenburgh and Samuel P. and Mary Smith. This document split at about the middle, seemingly purposely as a crudely-drawn 'dotted line' has been drawn there for the cut to be made and the text writing is separated to accommodate this division. 1808 Sale of lands, reversion of dower right and inheritance of lands by Jonas Smith to Micha Smith lands bequeathed by Daniel Smith. Witnessed by Jonas Smith, William Blydenburgh and Richard Smith Jr. Approx. 9 ¾" x 15" one side with the agreement, the reverse with acknowledgement of the instrument by Judge Joshua Smith and recording by Ezra L'Hommedieu in the records. 1809 Richard Smith quitclaim to daughter in law Eliza W. Smith regarding inheritance of Daniel Smith lands. Witnessed by Ebenezer Jayne, Richard Smith and Fordom Smith. Approx. 9 ¾" x 15 ½" size; reverse with an 1850 attestation signed by Jonas B. Blydenburgh Justice of the Peace. 1808 Quitclaim for lands by Jonas Smith to Tabithy Reeve Smith; Witnessed by Richard, Jonas, Micah Smith. These lands were part of the inheritance properties from Daniel Smith. Approx. 7 ¾" x 13" size per page, 3 pages with text. 1808 Michah Smith and Adam Smith, land conveyed located from Nissequogue to the Branch and the Old Mill road. Approx. 7 ¾" x 12 3/4" size per page, 4 pages with text, witnessed by Micah Smith and Judge Joshua Smith; this document pinned-in and together with a half-sheet of attestations from Adam Smith, Joshua Smith, Ezra L'Hommedieu registering the document. 1815 Samuel P. & Mary Smith his wife selling a large tract of land in Smithtown for $3750.00 to Richard Smith, 18 acres with all the "…Houses, Buildings, Orchards, Trees, Ways, Waters, privileges…" Witnessed by William and Thomas Blydenburgh and Samuel P. & Mary Smith. Approx. 7 1/2" x 12 3/4" size per page, 3 pages with text. 1825 Printed and manuscript document, an indenture made between James Davis & Hannah his wife and Richard Smith for a house and lot in Smithtown on the highway from Nissequogue to the Branch. Witnessed by Richard Blydenburgh, Charles A. Floyd, James & Hannah Davis; the letterpress document noted as printed at the Eagle Office in Huntington. Approx. 12 1/2" x 15 3/4" size. 1822 Indenture between James S. Miller & wife Abigail to Richard Smith, all of Smithtown for an acre of land in Nissequogue. Witnessed by the Millers & with a further signed attestation. Approx. 8" x 13" size per page, 2 pages with text. This document very browned, ink faded especially on the second page and difficult to read. 1760 "…Charles Floyd of Smith town in the County of Suffolk in Nassaw Island for & in consideration of the two thirds of the Land Meadow & Released to me by a Deed of release bearing even date with those Presents from under the hand and seal of Judge Daniel Smith of the same place the receipt whereof (quitclaim)… Daniel Smith one equal third part of all the Land Meadow and Creek Thatch which said third part was conveyed from Richard Smith Senior so Samuel Smith by a certain deed…assignance of Richard Woodhull Esq. John Hallock & William Nichols Junr. All of Brookhaven…" Witnessed by Charles Floyd, Solomon Ketcham, Daniel Smith Junior. Approx. 7 1/2" x 12 1/2" size, one side. 1822 Edmund Smith, Thomas Byldenburgh, Samuel P. Smith, Richard Smith mortgage of premises sold. Witnessed by Sarah A. Platt, Edmund Smith, Alfred Ketcham. Approx. 7 1/2" x 12 3/4" size per page, one side. 1822 Indenture between William Blydenburgh, Zachary Solomon Smith & Julian his wife lands in Smithtown near the "…Cordwood Landing...to the Land of Abraham Smith to the Sound…" and other lands, including a property on the Huntington road and "…Timber Land bounded on the South by the Sunken Meadow Road…" and "…one third of the undivided meadow rights lying & being in Smithtown harbor…" Witnessed by William Blydenburgh, Samuel P. smith, Charles A. Floyd. Approx. 8 1/4" x 12 1/2" size per page, 3 pages with text. 1808 Printed and manuscript document, an indenture between Micah Smith and his wife Elizabeth of Smithtown and William Blydenburgh for lands "…called the Close beginning at the Northwest corner of John Floyd's Pikle lot joining the Road leading over Smithtown Harbour…until it leads to James' Neck…also one other piece of land being the homestead situated on the North side of sd. Road…another piece …that leads to the short beach…another tract…" and 300 hundred acres of meadowlands and rights to thatch meadow in Smithtown. A large document, Approx. 17 1/2" x 23 1/2" size, witnessed by Epenetus Smith, John Smith, Michah Smith. On the reverse, are various attestations, signed by Judge Joshua Smith, William Blydenburgh, Ezra L'Hommedieu. The document noted as "Sold by Benjamin G. Reid, No. 248 Pearl Street." 1816 Indenture between Josiah Smith of Brookhaven & Richard Smith of Smithtown for lands in the south division of Halsey's Manor. Witnessed by Selah Oakley, W. Miller, Josiah Smith & with a further signed attestation on the reverse. Approx. 7 1/4" x 11 1/2" size, 2 sides with text. This document very browned, ink faded especially on the second page and difficult to read. 1810 Quitclaim for lands & dower rights between "…Tabithy Reeve late Widow of Daniel Smith of Smithtown to Richard Smith Junior from the estate of D. Smith. Witnessed by John Floyd, John Smith and Tabitha Reeve. Approx. 8" x 10" size per page, 4 pages; 2 pages with written text. Document somewhat browned, ink reads easily. 1822 Indenture between James S. Miller & wife Abigail to Richard Smith, all of Smithtown for an acre of land in Nissequogue. Witnessed by the Millers & with a further signed attestation. Approx. 8" x 13" size per page, 2 pages with text. This document very browned, ink faded especially on the second page and difficult to read. Circa 1740 Document regarding considerations of use of thatch lands at Smithtown harbor between Solomon Smith, "…Somerall Smith, Jonathan Smith, Obadiah Smith, Richard Smith, Edmund & Job Smith all of Smith Towne…" Approx. 13" x 16" size; not witnessed or sealed and with no date filled in excepting "…174 …" 1803 Agreement between Isaac Ger(r)ard and Daniel Smith for loads of Oack Wood; witnessed by John Curtis, Isaac Gerard (his mark) and Daniel Smith. Approx. 8" x 12" size; the document is repeated 3 times, twice on front & once back, with witnesses. Split at the horizontal fold right across, no loss of text or sense of the document. Circa 1800 hand-drawn map or plot plan of "James' Neck Thatch Bed so Called" with detailed measurements and names of owners inked-in, as is compass bearing and with note regarding Justice Daniel Smith. Approx. 12 ½" x 14" size; one side. Circa 1800 hand-drawn map or plot plan of lands contained within the Little Creek area, near "…A Small Island with thatch bed…" with detailed measurements and compass bearing and with note regarding "…The 7th Lott…with Samuel Davis Island...The 6th Lott is to have ye Little Island next to Richard Smiths..." and other details about the various acreages. Approx. 12" x 14 1/2" size; one side. 1743 Concerning a division of thatch lands made by the Proprietors of Smith Towne, "…the Bog now laid out & Divided is Lying…of ye River and Joyning to ye Edgings by Daniel Smiths and Platt Smiths Land…7 Lotts…" Witnessed by Jonathan, Obadiah, R., Daniel Smith as well as Geo. Townsend and Shubeal Marchant. Approx. 7 ½" x 12 1/" size. (Attached to the above) is a hand-drawn map or plot plan of lands "…Containing 8 acres & 148 square rods…" of these thatch lands, with detailed measurements and names of owners inked-in, as is compass bearing, approx. 12 ¼" x 14 ¾" size. On the reverse is a note, "…Thatch Bed Lying to ye Northward of Job Smith…West Side Nissequogue River" and a later notation, "Copied W.S.P." (William S. Pelletreau) 1749 Division of thatch by the Proprietors of Smith Towne lands near "…Smith Towne River…" and adjoining various Marchant, Smith properties. Witnessed by Shubal Marchant and Geo. Townsend. Approx. 12 ½" x 15 ½" size. (Attached to the above) is another document, dated 1743 and relating to the same transactions for thatch lands in the town. Approx. 7 ½" x 12 ¼" size, 2 sides with writing. Witnessed by Shubeal Marchant and Geo. Townsend. 1742 An explication of the Articles of Agreement for the Proprietors of Smith Towne for "..their Thatch Beds in "Stoney Brook Harbour so called…" Witnessed by Timothy Tredwell, Geo. Townsend and Jonathan, Daniel, R., Platt, Edmund and Job Smith. 7 "Lotts" division was decided upon with this agreement. Approx. 12 ¾" x 16 ½" size. On the reverse of this document are several notes: "A Card (carte, or map) for Edmund Smiths Thatch Bed So Called" and "This is the original survey of Edmund Smith's Thatch bed, and the new survey in 1757 was made to conform to it. W.S. Pelletreau." (See directly above) The circa 1742 separate "card" or map-survey is attached at this document, with detailed measurements and compass bearing, approx. 12 2" x 16" size. 1736 A hand-drawn map or plot plan of lands "…laid out to Zephaniah Platt a piece of Common land Lying Southward of his other Land Near Sunken Meadow…" with detailed measurements and compass bearing, approx. 12 3/4" x 16" size, one-sided, ink a little pale and still very discernible. Document dated 1735/6 (as written) Proprietors of Smith Towne laying out lands for Ebenezar Smith "…situate…ye East side of ye Upper Highway that leads from woods by ye sd. Highway…surveyed by me Geo. Townsend Surveyor…13 acres of land …..(and with an added written section also witnessed by Townsend) 24 acres and 150 square rods…" Attached by red wax seals to this 7 ¼" x 15 ½" written section is a survey with two parts, showing the details of the two acreages mentioned in the document and with detailed measurements and compass bearings for both, approx. 9 ½" x 15 ½" size. 1743 (?- this date's last digit somewhat obscured by old ink-splat - however, see below) Document regarding the division of the "Great Thatch Bod" lands adjoining Jonathan Smith's lying in Nissequogue harbour by the Proprietors of Smith Towne. Approx. 12 ¾" x 16," one side, witnessed by Shubeal Marchant, Geo. Townsend, Obadiah, Daniel, Jonathan & R. Smith. (Attached to the above) by pins is a 1743 survey showing the details of the those mentioned in the document, with detailed measurements and compass bearings for both, approx. 12 3/4" x 16" size. "…On the East Side of Nissequogue River & Lying between the River and Jonathan Smith's Edgings." Survey, circa 1750, noted as "The Lotts so Run East to West" showing detailed measurements and compass bearings for ownership names of Richard, Job, Edmund, Daniel, Obadiah, Jonathan Smith and one "Blank Lott"; about "…21 acres & 54 rods…" Approx. 12 ½ " x 17" size, with attachments of paper extending the survey drawing; this is noted on the reverse as "…Thatch Bed Lying the West Side of Nissequogue River..." Survey, circa 1750 Approx. 12 1/4 " x 14 3/4" size, noted on the reverse as "The Card of Lottments of ye Thatch bed on ye West Side Smith Towne river southward of ye Going over" with detailed measurements and compass bearings, ownership names, "…containing 10 acres & 64 rods…" Survey, dated 1743 Approx. 12 1/4 " x 15" size, noted on the reverse as "A Card for ye Great Thatch Bed so called that Lyeth Joyning to ye Going over." With detailed measurements and compass bearings, Smith family ownership names, "…containing 11 acres & 40 rods…" 1742 small survey map, noted on reverse as "The Thatch Bed in Porpoise Channel" approx. 7" x 8" with measurement details and north direction indicator. Circa 1740s small survey map, noted on reverse as "A Small Island of thatch Lying in Smith Towne river" approx. 6 3/4" x 12 1/2" with measurement details and compass indicator, "…on ye East Side of the Maine River against the point of Land of Daniel Smith containing one acre & 61 rods." Also noted on the back, "copied. W.S.P." Document dated 1735/6 (as written) Proprietors of Smith Towne laying out lands for Ebenezar Smith "…Beginning with ye parting of two Highways…one Certain parcel of Land In Smith Towne Where he now dwelleth…to Brook Haven…containing 34 acres and 40 square rods as it is Surveyed by me (signed) Geo. Townsend Surveyor" Attached by red wax seals to this 7 ¼" x 12 ½" approx. size written section is a survey map showing the details of the property, with detailed measurements and compass bearings, similar size to the document. 1774 Document, an indenture - sale between Isaac Smith and Margaret Smith & Daniel Smith, for "…a Certain Tract or parcel of Land Situate…in Smith Town …known by the Name of the upper and Lower old field laying partly in James Neck and partly Nisequag Neck…by the Road that goeth to the Little Beach…" Witnessed by Richard, Moses, Isaac and Marget Smith. Approx. 12" x 14" size; the reverse with attestation of the conveyance by W. Smith; split along old fold lines, no loss of text or sense of the document. (Attached to the above) is a 1774 survey map, ".. A Card of Piece of Land that Daniel Smith Bought of Isac Comonly Called the old fields Surveyed…by me Solomon Ketcham" noted on reverse as "A Card of the Old Field" approx. 7" x 12 1/2" with measurement details and compass direction indicator, about 38 acres. 1742 Division of thatch lands, by the "…Subscribers who are Tennants In Commons in the Common Thatchbeds In Stony brook harbor…" Witnessed by James, R., Edmund, Job, Jonathan, Caleb Smith and William Dealy & Dan. Lawrence. The landowners had asked Geo. Townsend and Timothy Tredwell to assist in making the division. Approx. 8 ¼" x 11" size. 1742 (Attached to the above) via wax at the bottom of both documents, a slightly later document (by 8 days) Regarding the measurements of the above, in text only; Stony Brook & Long Beach area. 1740/01 (as written) A letter from Moriches. Nathaniel Smith writing "Brother Ebenezer" regarding lands they wish to purchase from Jonathan Cuck (Cock) of Southampton and Capt. Rogers Hays. Approx. 6 ¾" x 8 ¼" size. 1736 Survey by Geo. Townsend, for Daniel Smith "…Lying and Joyning ye East Side of Nissequogue River…" detailed written description of the parcel, signed by Townsend. On the reverse is a drawn map-survey, showing the details of the property, with detailed measurements and compass bearings, 59 acres. Approx. 12 ¾" x 15 ½" size. 1743 Unattested (loosely laid-in this volume) pertaining to Smith family members distribution of the Thatch meadows, noted on reverse as "Papers respecting the thatch in Stoney Brook…" Approx. 12 ¼" x 15 ¾" size. 1735 Survey by Geo. Townsend, (loosely laid-in this volume; appears, via adhesive residue to have been placed at this page) for the Proprietors of Smith Towne, for 25 acres of lands "…so called North Field…" detailed written description of the parcel, signed by Townsend. Attached by wax seals is a drawn map-survey, showing the details of the property, with detailed measurements and compass bearings, approx. 12 1/2" x 15" size. 1736 Survey by Geo. Townsend, for the Proprietors of Smith Towne, Daniel Smith's property & William Wright's grounds "…Lying at ye North End of ye Horse race so Called…" detailed written description of the parcel, signed by Townsend and integrated with it a drawn map-survey, showing the details of the property, with detailed measurements and compass bearings, 53 acres. Approx. 12 ¾" x 16" size. 1735 Survey by Geo. Townsend, for the Proprietors of Smith Towne, for Daniel Smith "…at Long Beach so called…" 24 acres, detailed written description of the parcel, signed by Townsend. Attached by wax seals is a drawn map-survey, showing the details of the property, with detailed measurements and compass bearings, approx. 12 1/2" x 14 1/2" overall size. 1743 Document regarding the division of lands by the Proprietors of Smith Towne "…of all their Thatch Bed, Scituate Lying & Going in Smith Towne harbor…Jones' Point so Called and next the Harbour Mouth which is divided into Seven Equall parts…" Signed by Shubeal Marchent, Ge. Townsend, Daniel, R., Jonathan, Obadiah Smith with their seals. Reverse of the document with further details written in, concerning "…Lowermost Horse Island so Called…" and the Greast Thatch Bed and with ink annotation from W.S. Pelletreau. Approx. 12 ½" x 16" size. 1736 Survey by Geo. Townsend, for Daniel Smith's property "…on ye West Side of ye Horse Race so called…" detailed written description of the parcel, signed by Townsend and with integral drawn map-survey, showing the details of the property, with detailed measurements and compass bearings, 28 acres in three parcels. Approx. 12 ¾" x 15 3/4" size. On the reverse are additional notes, including "…This Card contains the horse Lots joyning to the house…" 1736 Survey by Geo. Townsend, for Daniel Smith's property "…parcel of Land on ye East Side of Nissequogue River…" detailed written description of the parcel, signed by Townsend and with seal-attached drawn map-survey, showing the details of the property, with detailed measurements and compass bearings, 74 acres. Survey is approx. 12 1/2" x 15" size, written attestation from Townsend approx. 7" x 12 ½" size. (Document paper splitting at edge from the survey) Laid-in is a miscellaneous, later sheet of notes on lined paper regarding a land allotment Woodhull Hallock Townsend to Nathaniel Smith and other queries. The volume containing all the above documents approx. 10" x 14 3/4" size; marbled-paper covered boards, black leather corners and the remains of a silver-gray colored metal clasp; on back inner endpaper edge is the small bookseller's ticket of T.V. Kraft & Co. Stationers No. 4 Vesey St., Astor House, N.Y. Previous owner Smith family notation on front endpaper. Back-strip gone; backer sheets securely sewn; some of the material coming loose or are loose from their mooring to the backer-sheets; occasional pencil-mark or note in addition to the ones we have cataloged above, the notes regarding the documents, usually a few words of explanation or giving some relevant contextual information. The documents with some spotting, foxing, old fold lines; a seal or two popped loose also and some adhesive marks where now-missing documents were once tipped-in. Generally in good to very good condition and an interesting record, revealing the growth and development of Smithtown, Long Island N.Y. and the immediate surrounding area, through the complex transfers, sales and inheritances of its lands, especially that of the founding Smith family, relatives & associates. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 25637)

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