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May 9, 1887 Hilchkanum Right-of-Way Deed to the
Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway

(Transcription with Photocopy of the Recorded Deed)

by John Rasmussen

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Note from John Rasmussen:

         This webpage presents the May 9, 1887 Hilchkanum right-of-way deed to the Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway (SLS&E). The page has three sections:

             * Transcription of Significant Elements of the Hilchkanum Deed:
             * Photocopy of the Hilchkanum Right-of-Way Deed:
             * Full Transcription of Hilchkanum Right-of-Way Deed to the SLS&E:



Transcription of Significant Elements of the Hilchkanum Deed:

    Granting Clause: May 9, 1887 Hilchkanum right-of-way deed to the SLS&E

      "In consideration of the benefits and advantages to accrue to us from the location construction and operation of the Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway in the County of King in Washington Territory we do hereby donate grant and convey unto said Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway Company a right of way one hundred (100) feet in width through our lands in said County described as follows to wit."
      (Confirm this granting clause in the photocopy below.)

    Secondary Grant: May 9, 1887 Hilchkanum right-of-way deed to the SLS&E

      "And the said Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway Company shall have the right to go upon the land adjacent to said line for a distance of two hundred (200) feet on each side thereof and cut down all trees dangerous to the operation of said road"
      (Confirm this secondary grant in the photocopy below.)

    Habendum: May 9, 1887 Hilchkanum right-of-way deed to the SLS&E

      "To have and to hold the said premises with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part and to its successors and assigns forever"
      (Confirm this habendum in the photocopy below.)

    Whitness: May 9, 1887 Hilchkanum right-of-way deed to the SLS&E

      "B J Tallman"
      "D T Denny"
      (Confirm the Witnesses in the photocopy below.)

    Notary Public: May 9, 1887 Hilchkanum right-of-way deed to the SLS&E

      "B J Tallman"
      (Confirm the Notary Public in the photocopy below.)

    Deed Filed at SLS&E Request: May 9, 1887 Hilchkanum right-of-way deed to the SLS&E

      "filed for record at the request of Burk and Haller May 9th A D 1887 at 6 min past 1 P M"
      (Confirm this statement in the photocopy below.)



Photocopy of the Hilchkanum Right-of-Way Deed:

    Shown Below: King County, Book of Deeds, Volume 42, Partial Page 250

    Shown Below: King County, Book of Deeds, Volume 42, Page 251

    Shown Below: King County, Book of Deeds, Volume 42, Partial Page 252

    End of Document.



Note from John Rasmussen:

         The following is a full transcription of the Hilchkanum Railway right-of-way deed. Each line corresponds to a line in the above photocopied handwritten deed.



Full Transcription of Hilchkanum Right-of-Way Deed to the SLS&E:

    Shown Below: King County, Book of Deeds, Volume 42, Partial Page 250

          13449            Bill Hilchkanum and wife

                              to                            Right of Way Deed
                    S L S and E. R'Y Co

                                                    In consideration of the benefits
        and advantages to accrue to us from the location construction
        and operation of the Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway
        in the County of King in Washington Territory we do hereby donate
        grant and convey unto said Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern
        Railway Company a right of way one hundred (100) feet in width
        through our lands in said County described as follows to wit

                Lots one (1) two (2) and three (3) in section six (6)
        township 24 North of Range six (6) East.

                Such right of way strip to be fifty (50) feet in width on each
        side of the center line of the railway track as located across our
        said lands by the Engineer of said railway Company which
        location is described as follows to wit.

    Shown Below: King County, Book of Deeds, Volume 42, Page 251

        Commencing at a point 410 feet West from North East
        corner of Section Six (6) Township 24 N R 6 East and
        running thence on a one (1) degree curve to the left for 753 3/10
        feet thence South 16 degrees and 34 minutes West 774 2/10 feet thence
        with a 3 degree curve to the right for 700 feet thence with an 8 degree
        curve to the right for 260 4/10 feet thence South 58 degrees and
        24 min west 259 6/10 feet thence with an 8o curve to the left for
        564 4/10 feet thence South 13o15' W 341 4/10 feet thence with a 6o curve
        to the right for 383 3/10 feet thence S 36o 15 W 150 feet to south boundary
        of lot 3 of said Sec 6 which point is 1320 feet North and 2170 feet
        west from S E Corner of said Sec 6

                And the said Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway
        Company shall have the right to go upon the land adjacent to
        said line for a distance of two hundred (200) feet on each side
        thereof and cut down all trees dangerous to the operation of said
        road.

                To have and to hold the said premises with the appurtenance
        unto the said party of the second part and to its successors
        and assigns forever

                In Witness whereof the parties of the first part have
        hereunto set their hands and seals this 9th day of May A D 1887

            Signed Sealed and delivered
                                                                          his
                   in presence of                           Bill    X   Hilchkanum "seal"
                                                                          mark
               B J Tallman
                                                                          her
               D T Denny                               Mary    X    Hilchkanum "seal"
                                                                          mark

        Territory of Washington
                                                "ss"
            County of King

                                                    I hereby certify that on this 9th day of May
        A D 1887 before me a Notary Public in and for Washington Territory
        personally came Bill Hilchkanum and Mary Hilchkanum
        to me known to be the individuals described in and who execu-
        ted the written instrument and acknowledged that they
        signed and sealed the same as their free and voluntary
        act and deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned

                                          wife of said hus Bill Hilchkanum
                And the said Mary Hilchkanum ^ upon an examin-
        ation by me separate and apart from her said husband
        when the contents of said instrument were by me fully made

    Shown Below: King County, Book of Deeds, Volume 42, Partial Page 252

        known unto her and she was by me fully apprised of her rights
        and the effect of Signing the within instrument did fully and
        voluntarily separate and apart from her said husband sign
        and acknowledge the same acknowledging that she did volunta
        -rily of her own free will and without the fear of or coercion
        from her husband execute the same.

                                                official
                    Witness my hand and ^ seal the day and year
                     in this certificate first above written

                                      B J Tallman                         "seal"

                                Notary Public in and for Washington Territory

        filed for record at the request of Burk and Haller May 9th A D 1887
        at 6 min past 1 P M
                                                             Lyman Wood
                                                                  County Auditor

    View a photocopy of this deed above.