Deed Book 115, p344
24 Oct 1811
William Reeves of the City of Baltimore in Baltimore County and state of Maryland caster mariner of the one part and Thorndick Chase and John Snyder both of the City County and state aforesaid merchants of the other parts Witnesseth that the said William Reeves for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars lawful money of the United States to him in hand paid by the said Thorndick Chase and John Snyder at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained and sold assigned transferred and set over and by these presents doth grant bargain sell assign transfer and set over unto the said Thorndick Chase and John Snyder their executors administrators and assign all that part of a lot piece or parcel of ground situate and lying in that part of the City of Baltimore aforesaid called Fells point and distinguished on a plat thereof by the number one hundred and sixty two which is contained within the description following that is to say Beginning for the same at the north east corner or intersection of Fleet Street and Starr alley and running thence north bounding on Starr alley sixty feet thence East parallel with fleet street twenty feet thence south parallel with Starr Alley to Fleet Street and thence west on Fleet Street to the Beginning (it being the same piece oar parcel of ground which was heretofore by Indenture bearing date the twenty second day of April one thousand eight hundred and nine and recorded among the Land records of the County aforesaid in Liber W G No 101 folio 505 &c assigned to the said William Reeves by a certain Joshua Reynolds Together with the buildings and improvements thereupon erected made or being and all and every the rights liberties privileges appurtenances and advantages to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining and also all the Estate right title interest property claim and demand whatsoever both at Law and in Equity of the said William Reeves of in to and out of the same To have and to Hold the same piece or parcel of ground and premises with the appurtenances unto the said Thorndick Chase and John Snyder their Executors administrators and assigns henceforth for and during all the rest residue and remainder of the term of years therein yet to come and unexpired with the benefit of renewal of said term from time to time forever and that in as full and ample manner as the same can may or ought to be held by virtue of the original lease thereof or subsequent assignment or assignments of the same subject nevertheless to the payment of the yearly rent of fifteen dollars to such person or persons as shall or may be legally entitled to the receipt thereof Provided always and these presents are upon this condition and it is hereby declared to be the true intent and meaning hereof and the parties aforesaid that if the said William Reeves his heirs executors or administrators do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the Thorndick Chase and John Snyder their executors administrators or assigns the aforesaid sum of five hundred dollars lawful money of the United States with legal Interest thereon from the day of the date of these presents on or before the expiration of eighteen months from the day of the date hereof then and in such case this Indenture and every clause matter and thing herein contained shall cease determine and be absolutely void any thing herein before contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding and lastly it is hereby declared to be the true intent and meaning hereof and of the parties aforesaid that until default shall be made by the said William Reeves his executors or administrators in payment of the aforesaid sum of five hundred dollars with Interest or some part thereof at the period above limited for the payment of the same it shall and may be lawful to and for the said William Reeves and his assigns to hold use occupy and enjoy the ground and premises aforesaid with the appurtenances and the rents Issues and profits thereof to have receive take and apply to his or their proper use and behoof he and they in the mean time paying the yearly rent aforesaid to the person authorized to receive it any thing herein before contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding. In Testimony whereof the said William Reeves hath hereunto subscribed his name and affixed his seal on the day and year first aforesaid.
Signed sealed and delivered in }William Reeves (seal)
presence of Beale Spurrier }
State of Maryland Baltimore County } Be it Remembered that on this twenty fourth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Eleven before the subscribers two Justices of the peace in and for the County aforesaid personally appears William Reeves party to the foregoing Indenture or instrument of writing and doth acknowledge the same to be his act and deed In Testimony whereof we hereunto subscribe our names on the day and year aforesaid
Peter Galt Matthew Bennett