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Important Australian Historical Deed, Governor Captain (Admiral) Arthur Phillip (11 October 1738 - 31 August 1814) - Signed & dated 3rd November 1792, land title deed / grant, assigned to John Brown, 50 Acres at Prospect Hill and later conveyed to William Smith in 1799. This document also includes the witness signatures of George Johnston, John White & John Palmer. Written: By His Excellency Arthur Phillip Esq Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over His Majesty’s Territory of New South Wales and its Dependencies. Where is full power and Authorisation granting Lands in The Territory of New South Wales, to such persons as maybe ? Of becoming Settlers There in, is vested in me His Majesty’s Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over the said Territory and it’s Dependences by His Majesty’s instructions under The Royal Sign manual bearing date respectively the twenty fifth day of April, one thousand and seven hundred and eighty nine. In puissance of the Power and Authority-vested in me as agones aid, I do by these Presents Give and Grant unto John Brown His- Theirs and ?signs to have and to hold forever, fifty acres of Land to be known by the name of Brown Farm laying at the ? Prospect Hill, the said fifty acres of Land (illegible) and ? Acknowledgements, for the space of Ten Years, from the date of these Presents;- Provided, that the said John Brown His Heirs, on ?signs, shall nes side? Within the same and pieces to the Improvement and Cultivation thereof, such Timber as maybe growing, on to grow hence after upon the said land, which may be deemed fit for Naval Purposes, to be reserved for the use of the Crown, and paying an Annual Quit Rent of one shilling after the expiration of the Term on Time of Ten Years before mentioned. In Testimony where of I have here unto Set my hand and the seal of the Territory as Government House, Sydney, in the Territory of New South Wales. This Third day of November in the year of our Lord, one ? And seventieth and ninety two. Arthur Phillip Signed and Sealed in our Presence Geo Johnston John White John Palmer By Command of His Excellency David Collins