The original handwritten recording of this deed begins at the red box on the first page (page number 408) of this Scanned Document.
The clauses that are relevant to Section 501(c)(3) are shown below in bold.
Charles L. Corbin et ux To The Trustees of the Woodwild Park Association
This Indenture Made the first day of November A. D. Eighteen Hundred and Ninety Seven Between Charles L. Corbin and Elizabeth B. Corbin his wife of Raritan Township Middlesex County New Jersey the Grantor and James G. Mason, John H. Raven, C. Washington Demmings, Clarence W. Dunham, Frederick E. Barnard, and Alexander C. Litterst, of the same place, Trustees associated as the Woodwild Park Association, the Grantees.
Witnesseth, that the grantors, in consideration of one dollar, lawful money of the United States, to them paid by the grantees, the receipt whereof is acknowledged, do by these presents grant, bargain, sell, and convey unto the grantees and their heirs and assigns forever, as joint tenants, and not as tenants in common, all that tract of land in the Township of Raritan, county of Middlesex, New Jersey, which on the map to be filed in the office of the clerk of Middlesex County, entitled "Map of the Woodwild Property of the Metuchen Building & Loan Association Oct 1897" is designated as "Woodwild Park." Containing three acres and six hundred and fifty-four one-thousandths of an acre (3.654) particularly described as follows.
Beginning at a stone monument planted in the north westerly line of Middlesex Avenue, thence (1), on a course at right angles with said avenue line north 34 degrees 10 minutes west, 121.5 feet. Thence (2), south 80 degrees 55 minutes west, 50 feet. Thence (3), north 72 degrees 41 minutes west, 50 feet. Thence (4), north 40 degrees 54 minutes west, 118.45 feet to a stone monument in the edge of the driveway. Thence (5), south 55 degrees west on a course parallel with that of Middlesex Avenue, 150 feet. Thence (6) north 78 degrees 30 minutes west, 110.92 feet. Thence (7), north 1 degree 34 minutes west, being a course parallel with and two hundred feet easterly from the easterly line of Oak Avenue as shown on said map, 200 feet to a stone monument in the southerly line of Chestnut Avenue. Thence (8), along the southerly line of Chestnut Avenue, north 81 degrees 18 minutes east, 119.03 feet. Thence (9), still along said line of Chestnut Avenue, north 61 degrees 49 minutes east, 158.85 feet. Thence (10), still along said southerly line of Chestnut Avenue, north 77 degrees 8.5 minutes east, 200 feet more or less to the east corner of Chestnut Avenue and Woodwild Way. Thence (11), south 17 degrees 32.5 minutes east, 312.05 feet along the easterly line of Woodwild Way. Thence (13), south easterly still along said line of Woodwild Way, 65.39 feet. Thence (14) south easterly on a course at right angles with the north westerly line of Middlesex Avenue 37.56 feet to said line of Middlesex Avenue at a point distant north easterly 2.83 feet from a large stone gate post. Thence (15), south easterly long the north westerly line of Middlesex Avenue 150 to the place of beginning.
Subject to the right of the Metuchen Building and Loan Association to open, improve, and maintain Woodwild Way and the other driveway, shown on said map, for the use of said Association, its successors and assigns.
Together with the appurtenances, and also the right, title and interest, dower and right of dower, of the grantors, of, in, or to the same. To have and to hold the same unto the grantees, their heirs and assigns, to their own use forever as joint tenants and not as tenants in common, in trust to hold said lands as a public park and to care for and improve the same, and regulate and control the use thereof so as to promote the interest and enjoyment of neighboring residents and of the citizens of Metuchen and vicinity, with full power to exclude tramps, vagrants, and undesirable visitors there from, and with power at any time after fifty years from the date hereof to grant and convey said land unto the municipality within whose territory it may then lie for the purpose of a Public Park, and with the power to organize as an association under the laws of New Jersey, which association shall hold the title subject to the foregoing trusts.
In witness whereof, the grantors have herewith set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
Signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of George W. Litterst.
Charles L. Corbin (ls)
Elizabeth B. Corbin (ls)