168 Indenture for Newton Land

    This Indenture made the five and twentieth day of March 1713 Annoq. RR Annae nunc Magnae Britanniae &c. Duodecimo between Thomas Brattle of Boston Esq. Treasurer of Harvard College in Cambridge in New England of the one part, and Nathaniel Hubbard of Brantry in New England Gentleman of the other part Witnesseth that the said Thomas Brattle in consideration of the rents and Covenants hereafter mentioned . . . hath demised unto the said Nathaniel Hubbard . . . All that piece or parcel of Land belonging unto the said Harvard College, and lying in Newtown near the lower Falls, containing by estimation about fourty Acres, and in the present possession and improvement of the said Nathaniel Hubbard, to have and to hold . . . the full term of Ninety Nine years, to Commence from the five and twentieth day of March which was in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and five . . . full rent or summe of Twenty shillings in Currant mony of the Massachusetts province, or in good and lawfull Bills of Credit on the Same . . . on each five and twentieth day of March Yearly . . . In Witness whereof the parties to these presents have interchangeably set their hands and Seals the day and year first abovewritten. Signed, sealed, and dated in presence of

    Henry Flynt

    Nathl. Hubbard

    Peter Oliver

    Lands Miscellaneous, i. 25. Three dots indicate omission of legal phraseology common to all such documents. Page two contains a record of receipts, to 1740; this has been omitted here. Hubbard may have been Nathaniel, of the Class of 1698; he sold his house in Braintree in 1713. See Sibley, Sketches (Shipton), iv. 407. The property was willed to the College by Richard Champney; see No. 134 preceding.