472 Deed to Edmund Trowbridge

    [June 23 1742]

    To all People to whom these Presents shall come Edward Holyoke, Joseph Sewall, Henry Flint, Edward Wigglesworth, Nathaniel Appleton, Joseph Mayhew, and Edward Hutchinson, The President and Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge in the County of Middlesex and Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England send Greeting

    Know ye that whereas the Honorable Thomas Danforth late of Cambridge aforesaid Esq. Deceased conveyed to the College aforesaid a Tract of land in Cambridge aforesaid at a place commonly called the Neck, Bounded Notherly and Easterly on Private Ways leading to the salt marsh, Westerly on lands late the said Danforths now Thomas Sodens, We the President and Fellows of Harvard College aforesaid in consideration of fifty two pounds ten shillings paid us by Edmund Trowbridge of Cambridge aforesaid Esq. do by Virtue of the Power and Authority Granted us by the Great and General Court or Assembly of the Province aforesaid Give Grant and Convey to the said Edmund Trowbridge and his heirs forever the aforesaid Tract of Land Conveyed to the College aforesaid by the said Danforth, To Have and to Hold the same with the Privilidges and Appurtenances Thereunto belonging to him the said Edmund Trowbridge his heirs and assigns forever, to his and their only Use in Witness Whereof We have hereunto set our hands and affixed the seal of the College aforesaid the Twenty third day of June Anno Domini 1742.

    Signed Sealed and Delivered

    in presence of us—

    [Endorsed:] Mr. Trowbridge’s Deed for Land in the Neck not executed.

    Lands Papers. Edmund Trowbridge (A.B. 1728). The Corporation took note of the sale on June 23, 1742; CSM Publications, xvi. 723–724.