The Commonwealth of Pennsylvannia,
To all to whom these Presents shall come, GREETING:
Know ye that in consideration of the monies paid by William Arbuckle for the warrant hereinafter mentioned and the sum of two hundred eighty four dollars and fourty eight cents in full since paid by Samuel Alexander into the Treasury Office of this Commonwealth there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said Samuel Alexander, a certain tract of land situate in Luck Township Mifflin county beginning at a white oak, then by land of James Harvey, north forty two degrees west, one hundred fifty eight perches to a post, north fifty nine degrees West, thirty nine perches to a hickory thence down Tuscarora creek, north thirty five degrees East, forty perches, north fifty two degrees East, forty two perches and two thirds, north twenty one degrees west, twenty six perches north fifty five degrees East forty three perches and a half, north thirty two degrees East, twenty seven perches and a half to a white oak, thence by land of William Neely, South fifty three degrees East, on hundred twenty four perches and a half to a post, South thirty eight degrees West, ten perches and a half to a white oak grub, South fifty two degrees East, fifty two perches to an Ironwood, thence by land of John Wright South five degrees west, eight perches to a liner and South thirty two degrees West one hundred one hundred seventy two perches to the Beginning Containing one hundred eighty four acres thirty four perches and allowance JCa Which said tract of land was surveyed in pursuance of a warrant dated 4th February 1755 granted to the said William Arbuckle whose right in and to the above described tract of land by virtue of sundry conveyances became vested in the said Samuel Alexander.

To have and to hold the Tract or Parcel of Land, with Appurtenances, unto the said Samuel Alexander and his heirs to the use of him the said Samuel Alexander and his heirs and asigns for even free and clear of all Restrictions and Reservations as to Mines, Royalties, Quit-rents, or otherwise, escepting and reserving only the fifth part of all Gold and Silver Ore, for the use of this Commonwealth to be deliver'd at the Pit's mouth; clear of all Charges.

In witness whereof, John Cochran? Secretary of the Land-office of the said Commonwealth, hath ereunto set his hand and the seal of the Land-office of Pennsylvannia hath been hereunto affixed, the fifteenth day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand eighthundred and fourteen and of the Commonwealth the thirty eighth

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