Article of Agreement

 

February 27, 1850

MISC. B-472

Deed Room, Monroe Country Courthouse, Stroudsburg, PA.

 

Between Lewis Decker & Jacob Huffsmith

 

Lewis Decker grants to Jacob Huffsmith the privilege of a certain waterpower on the lands of said Lewis Decker. Jacob Huffsmith shall have the full power and privilege to erect a dam of 5 2 in height on the lands of Lewis Decker. The water to cover a certain piece of meadow on the side of the creek where the house of Lewis Decker now stands. But should the water overflow more of the lands of said Lewis Decker on the opposite side of the creek, then the said Jacob Huffsmith shall erect a wall to stop the water and the said Lewis Decker is to be at the expense of one hand in erecting the wall. And the said Jacob Huffsmith agrees and binds himself to Lewis Decker the privilege of erecting a shop and the privilege of using his water power to drive a turning lathe, circular saws, and the said Lewis Decker is to be at the expense of taking the water out of the dam, and if it is not convenient, to erect a shop on the lands of Lewis Decker.

The said Jacob Huffsmith grants him the privilege of erecting a shop on his lands at or near the dam and the said Jacob Huffsmith grants to the said Lewis Decker the privilege of the use of a certain road leading now to the house of Lewis Decker. And Lewis Decker grants to Jacob Huffsmith the privilege and use of 1 rod of ground around the dam for the purpose of repairing his dam and for no other use, and in consideration of the above mentioned privileges the said Jacob Huffsmith agrees and binds himself and his heirs, executors, and administrators to pay unto the said Lewis Decker the sum of $9.00 per year and should the said Jacob Huffsmith wish to be released of paying to the said Lewis Decker the sum of $9.00 yearly than the said Jacob Huffsmith his heirs, executors, and administrators shall pay to the said Lewis Decker his heirs, executors, and administrators the sum of $150.00 and the privilege of the above mentioned water power for the use of the shop.