Thomas Turner, Deed to MVB, 13 January 1812
To all to whom these Presents shall come, or may concern, I, Thomas Turner Esquire, Sheriff of the County of Rensselaer send Greeting: Whereas by virtue of a writ of Testatum Fieri Facias issued out of the Supreme Court of Judicature of the People of the state of New York, to me directed and delivered, tested the Second day of November, 1811 in the Thirty-sixth year of the independence of the said people, at the suit of Gorham A Worth & Josiah Pomeroy commanding me that of the goods and chattels of Peter Cole in my bailiwick I should cause to be made as well, o[ne Th]ousand Two Hundred Dollars which the said Gorham & Josiah then lately in the said court, before the justices of the said court, had recove[red agai]nst the said Peter Cole for a certain Debt, and also Seventeen Dollars & Seventy four ^cents^ which were awarded to the said Gorham & Josiah for their damages which they sustained, as well by occasion of the detaining that debt, as for their costs and charges by them about their suit in that behalf expended, whereof the said Peter Cole is convicted, as appears of record; and if sufficient goods and chattels of the said Peter Cole in my bailiwick, whereof I could cause the damages aforesaid to be made, could not be found, that then I should cause the said debt and damages to be made of the lands and tenements of the said Peter Cole whereof he was seized on the last day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Eleven or at any time since, in whose hands soever the same might then be, as by reference to the said writ will more fully and at large appear. And whereas by virtue of the said writ of Testatum Fieri Facias I have seized and taken of the lands and tenements of the said Peter Cole (the said Peter Cole not having Sufficient goods and chattels whereof I could cause the debt and damages aforesaid to be made) ALL that Certain piece or parcel of Land Situate in the Town of Troy, part of lot Number one being the north part of the Corner lot on Division & River Streets, being thirty feet front and Rear, and Running to the Hudson River.
And whereas the said lands and tenements since the seizure made by me as aforesaid, by virtue of the writ aforesaid, have, after due notice given by me, been exposed at public sale or vendue, and purchased by Martin Van Buren of the county of Collumbia for the sum of One Hundred Dollars of the money of account of the state of New York aforesaid, it being the highest sum bid for the same: now know ye, that I, the said Thomas Turner sheriff of the County of Rensselaer aforesaid, by virtue of the writ aforesaid to me directed and delivered as aforesaid, and by force of the statute in such case made and provided, have granted, bargained and sold, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, and set over unto the said Martin Van Buren his heirs and assigns, all and singular the aforesaid premises and every part thereof, with the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging; and also, all the estate, right, title and interest which the said Peter Cole had of, in or to the same, To have and to hold the said premises and every part thereof, to the said Martin Van Buren his heirs and assigns for ever, as fully and absolutely as I the said Thomas Turner Esq, Sheriff of the county of Rensselaer aforesaid, might, would, or could do by virtue of the aforesaid writ of Testatum Fieri Facias and by force of the statue in such case made and provided, or otherwise howsoever.
In Witness whereof, I, the said Thomas Turner Sheriff of the county aforesaid, have hereunto set my hand and seal this Thirteenth day of January in the [y]ear of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Twelve.
sealed and delivered
in the presence of
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