[New Jersey]. September 23, 1799. Partially-printed form, completed in manuscript, 15 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches, with scalloped top. Paper seal attached. Toning, old folds with separation at some folds, affecting a few letters of text. Good. Item #WRCAM55018
This indenture documents a sale made by Lemuel Cobb of Morris County, New Jersey, to Charles Stewart of Bergen County, New Jersey, of "Sixty Acres and Ninety nine hundredth of an Acre" of land located in "the Township of Pompton in the County of Bergen," for the sum of "one hundred and twenty-two Dollars." Notably, all appearances of Lemuel Cobb's name in the document are printed, indicating that Cobb was involved in a significant number of land transactions. Lemuel Cobb (1762-1831) was a lawyer, surveyor, and Morris County Justice of the Peace. This document also records the complete land survey and a reference to its record number with the Surveyor General's Office in Perth Amboy. The document is signed and sealed by Lemuel Cobb and witnessed by Joseph Board, Jr. and James Marks [?]. Docketed and certified on the verso with a manuscript note by Martin Ryerson, a judge of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas for Bergen County. As well as his work as a judge, Martin J. Ryerson (1751-1839) was active in several endeavors, including owning the Pompton Ironworks on the Ramapo River.