Cornelius Higgins to Horace Arnold, 11 Dec 1827
[original deed courtesy of Don Smith]

             To all People to whom these Presents shall come:-- Greeting.

             Know Ye, that I Cornelius Higgins of Haddam in Middlesex County for the consideration of fifty four dollars received to my full satisfaction of Horace Arnold of sd Haddam

             do give, grant, bargain, sell, & confirm unto the said Horace Arnold a certain piece of Land the north part of Saybrook bounded Northerly on land of Heman Tyler Easterly & Southerly on my own land - Westerly on land of Benjamin Ristinel & land of Levi Rutty containing six acres be the same more or less - The North East corner is a heap of stones in the line of sd Tyler's land & is about twenty five rods and a half from the Northwest corner - the South east corner is a heap of stone in the fence about thirty eight rods from the North east corner - the south line is to run as the fence runs from the last mentioned heap of stone to the west side of the lot.

             To have and to hold the above granted and bargained premises, with the appurtenances thereof unto him the said Horace Arnold, his heirs and assigns for ever, to his and their own proper use and behoof. And also, I the said Cornelius Higgins do for myself and my heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant with the said Horace Arnold his heirs and assigns; that at and until the ensealing these Presents I am well-seized of the premises as a good indefeasible estate in fee simple, and have good right to bargain and sell the same in manner and form as is above written, and that the same is free of all incumbrances whatsoever.

             And furthermore, I the said Cornelius Higgins do by these Presents bind myself and my heirs for ever, to Warrant and Defend the above granted and bargained premises, to him the said Horace Arnold his heirs and assigns, against all claims and demands whatsoever.

             In Witness Whereof; I have hereunto set our my hand and seal this 11th day of December Anno Domni one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven.

             Signed, Sealed and Delivered }
                         In Presence Of }                          Cornelius Higgins
             Ariadne Warner
             Ely Warner

Middlesex County, Haddam Dec 11th 1827

             Personally appeared Cornelius Higgins, Signer and Sealer of the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed, Before Me,
                         Ely Warner, Just of Peace

[on other side]

Cornelius Higgins
deed to
Horace Arnold

Received April 16th, 1828

___ in the 22nd book
of Saybrook ___page
449 by
Clark Nott, Ck