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March 25, 1887 McGraw 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 25, 1887 McGraw 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 McGraw Deed:

    Granting Clause: March 25, 1887 McGraw right-of-way deed to the SLS&E

      "In consideration of the benefits and advantages to accrue to me from the location construction and operation of the Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway in the county of King in Washington Territory. I do hereby donate grant and convey unto the said Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway Company a right of way Fifty (50) feet in width through my lands in said County described as follows to wit"
      (Confirm this granting clause in the photocopy below.)

    Secondary Grant: March 25, 1887 McGraw 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 the said road"
      (Confirm this secondary grant in the photocopy below.)

    Habendum: March 25, 1887 McGraw 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. And it is further agreed that unless said rail way is constructed over the right of way herein granted on or before January 1st 1888 the said right of way herein granted shall revert to said grantor his heirs or assigns"
      (Confirm this habendum in the photocopy below.)

    Notary Public: March 25, 1887 McGraw 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 25, 1887 McGraw right-of-way deed to the SLS&E

      "Filed for record at request of Burke and Haller March 28th A D 1887 at 27 min past 10 A.M."
      (Confirm this statement in the photocopy below.)



Photocopy of the McGraw Right-of-Way Deed:

    Shown Below: King County, Book of Deeds, Volume 42, Partial Page 76

    Shown Below: King County, Book of Deeds, Volume 42, Partial Page 77

    End of Document.