All and singular the lands tenements and hereditaments formerly belonging to The Smyrna and Delaware Bay Railroad Company situated in Duck Creek Kenton Hundreds in Kent County, and State of Delaware aforesaid, the same being all that part of said lands, tenements and hereditaments which begin on Bombay Hook Island at the Delaware Bay and running thence to the line dividing Newcastle and Kent Counties at or near lands formerly of Thomas B. Lockwood now of John Appleton, and in the Course thereof adjoining lands of James W. Spruance, Eli Logan and James Smith, Mortimer H. Bickley, Anderson Ford, Peter G. Robinson, William Cummins, Samuel Catts, John. H. Bewley, William Daniels, Elizabeth Hoffecker, Philip Vinyard, George W. Cammins, James R. Clements, Jacob Holman, Joseph Kenneday, Aaron Morris, Augustus Scout, John G. Black, Eben Cloaks heirs, John A. Cavender Ayer’s Slockly—Ostrander, Tilghman Foxwell, and other lands, the said part being in Duck Creek Hundred and Kenton Hundred.
And also that part of said lands, tenements and hereditaments which begin at the line divided Kent and Newcastle Counties at or nearlands of Charles Nambers and running thence adjoining lands of Michael Bryan, Thomas Laubs heirs, and other lands to the line dividing Kent and Newcastle Counties, at or near the lands of John Tharp and lands late of Delaney heirs to: Said part being in Kenton Hundred aforesaid and being together all the lands tenements and hereditaments of said “The Smyrna and Delaware Bay Railroad Company” situated in Kent County aforesaid and being the roadbed on which a railroad is laid down and constituted, and lands contiguous thereto and on each side of, and also the bridges, piers, rails ties, trestles, bolts, nuts, plates, spikes, switches, sidings, turntables, and all and singular other appendages and appetences thereto belonging or appertaining or therewith connected or used and being the same lands premises and property which were levied upon and sold, by Charles Williamson Esquirred Sheriff of Kent County aforesaid and or execution process against “The Smyrna and Delaware Bay Railroad Company” and which were in due form conveyed unto the said Samuel M. Harrington and Franklin G. Cotton their heirs and assigns by his certain deed poll [?] duly executed bearing date the thirtieth day of October AD 1874, and duly recorded in the office of recorder of deeds etc. in and for Kent County aforesaid at Dover in Book R. Vol. 5 page 117 etc. and which the said Karrington and Cotton were conveyed to Jay Gould by deed dated January 6. 1875 and recorded in the office of the recorder of Deeds etc. in and for said Kent County at Dover on January 11, 1875 as by Relation to the said conveyances (to which far greater certainty reference is hereby expressly made) will more fully and at large appear – And all and singular the buildings improvements, fixtures, ways, roads, waters, water courses, rights, liberties privileges, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said lands tenements hereditament premises and property belonging or in any way appertaining and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders, rents issues and profits thereof and all the estate right, title interest property claim demand and possibility of them, the said Samuel M. Harrington and Frank B. Colton and Catherine his wife and each of them at law or in equity of it in or out of the same and every part and parcel thereof.
Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments, and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, of dower property, profession, claim and demand whatsoever, as well in law as in equity, of the said party of the first part, of, in or to the above described premises, and every part and parcel, thereof with the appurtenances. To have and to hold all and singular the above mentioned and ascribed premises, together with the appurtenances, unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever.
And the said Jay Gould does for himself his heirs, executors and administrators do hereby covenant, promise and agree to and with the said party, of the second part his heirs, and assigns, that he has not made, done, committed, or executed any act or acts, thing or things whatsoever, whereby or by means whereof, the above mentioned and described premises, or any part or parcel thereof, now are or at any time hereafter, shall or may be impeached, charged or incumbered in any manner or way whatsoever.
In Witness Whereof the said party of the first part have hereunto set hands and seals the day and year above written”