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March 23, 1887 Lee Right-of-Way Deed to the
Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway

(Transcription of Significant Elements with Photocopy of the Recorded Deed)

by John Rasmussen

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Note from John Rasmussen:

         This webpage presents the March 23, 1887 Lee right-of-way deed to the Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway (SLS&E). The granting clause, secondary grant, habendum, notary public and documentation that the SLS&E lawyers requested filing are transcribed below. These elements of the deed may be confirmed from the photocopy of the original recorded deed, which is provided below the transcription. Also, the other elements of the deed may be obtained from the photocopy.



Transcription of Significant Elements of the Lee Deed:

    Granting Clause: March 23, 1887 Lee 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 fifty (50) feet in width through our lands in said County described as follows to wit:"
      (Confirm this granting clause in the photocopy below.)

    Secondary Grant: March 23, 1887 Lee 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: March 23, 1887 Lee 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. It is agreed that the party of the second part shall construct a good substantial wooden fence on each side of said railway and shall provide necessary crossings and cattle guards and keep the said in repair."
      (Confirm this habendum in the photocopy below.)

    Notary Public: March 23, 1887 Lee right-of-way deed to the SLS&E

      "Edwin S. Briscoe"
      (Confirm the Notary Public in the photocopy below.)

    Deed Filed at SLS&E Request: March 23, 1887 Lee right-of-way deed to the SLS&E

      "Filed for record at the request of Burk and Haller March 24 A D 1887 at 33 min past 3 P. M."
      (Confirm this statement in the photocopy below.)



Photocopy of the Lee Right-of-Way Deed:

    Shown Below: King County, Book of Deeds, Volume 42, Partial Page 66

    Shown Below: King County, Book of Deeds, Volume 42, Partial Page 66

    Shown Below: King County, Book of Deeds, Volume 42, Partial Page 67

    End of Document.