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May 10, 1887 Bargquist Right-of-Way Deed to the
Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway

by John Rasmussen

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Note from John Rasmussen:

         This webpage presents the May 10, 1887 Bargquist right-of-way deed to the Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway (SLS&E). Use the following "jump menu" to go directly to the section indicated.

      * Transcription of the Material Elements of the Bargquist Deed

        * Transcription of the Bargquist granting clause

        * Transcription of the Bargquist secondary grant

        * Transcription of the Bargquist habendum

        * Identification of the Bargquist Notary Public

        * Statement that the deed was filed at the request of the SLS&E lawyers.

      * Photocopy of the Bargquist right-of-way deed

      * Transcription and Affidavit of Richard Welsh to King County Superior Court, July 8, 1985

         This Bargquist deed, and its 1986 acknowledgement as an easement by the King County Prosecutor in Lawson v. State (1986), is evidence of King County's participation in the East Lake Sammamish federal tax fraud scheme. The material elements of this deed are identical in every significant respect to the Hilchkanum right-of-way deed, which the King County Prosecutor claimed to be a fee simple grant in King County v. Rasmussen. How could the identical words be construed to be an easement in one deed and a fee simple grant in another deed to the same railroad? The Prosecutor's flawed explanation of this inconsistency shows the Prosecutor's criminal intent in the East Lake Sammamish federal tax fraud scheme.
        (My statements describing wrongdoing or criminal actions on this webpage are a First Amendment expression of my opinion.)

         This deed is based on the Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway's "form deed" which was used to establish most, if not all, of the other SLS&E deeds obtained in the same time period. Since the King County Prosecutor agreed that this deed, and the Squire right-of-way deed to the SLS&E, granted an easement to the Railway, it seems impossible that the Prosecutor would claim that the identical words in the Hilchkanum right-of-way deed granted fee simple title in King County v. Rasmussen and Ray v. King County. It seems even more unbelievable that federal and State judges would ignore this gigantic inconsistency in their support of King County's claim, or at least would have the character or honesty to explain the inconsistency. This has forced me to conclude that the Hilchkanum judges intentionally participated in the East Lake Sammamish federal tax fraud scheme.
        (My statements describing wrongdoing or criminal actions on this webpage are a First Amendment expression of my opinion.)

      Understand the SLS&E "form deed" which is the basis of this Bargquist deed.

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    Transcription of Material Elements of the Bargquist Deed:

      Granting Clause: May 10, 1887 Bargquist 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 said Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway Company a right of way one hundred (100) feet in width through my lands in said county, described as follows, to wit:"
        (Confirm this granting clause in the full transcription below.)

      Secondary Grant: May 10, 1887 Bargquist 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 full transcription below.)

      Habendum: May 10, 1887 Bargquist 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. Said Railway company agrees to furnish said grantor good and sufficient crossings on said above described premises, not to exceed three in number."
        (Confirm this habendum in the full transcription below.)

      Notary Public: May 10, 1887 Bargquist right-of-way deed to the SLS&E

        "B. J. Tallman"
        (Confirm the Notary Public in the photocopy below.)

      Deed Filed at SLS&E Request: May 10, 1887 Bargquist right-of-way deed to the SLS&E

        "Filed for Record at the request of Burke & Haller May 10th A. D. 1887 at 41 minutes past 3 P. M."
        (Confirm this statement in the photocopy below.)



    Photocopy of the Bargquist Right-of-Way Deed:

      Shown Below: King County, Book of Deeds, Volume 41, Partial Page 213

      Shown Below: King County, Book of Deeds, Volume 41, Partial Page 213

      Shown Below: King County, Book of Deeds, Volume 41, Partial Page 214

      End of Deed.



    Richard Welsh Transcription of Bargquist Right-of-Way Deed
    and link to
    Affidavit of Richard Welsh to King County Superior Court
    July 8, 1985:


      Vol. 41. Page 213           Recording # 13479

          M. Barquist

                 To                                                                                               Right-of-Way Deed

      S.L.S. and E. Ry. Co.

      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 said Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern railway Company a right-of-way one hundred (100) feet in width through my lands in said county, described as follows, to wit:

      Southwest one fourth (S.W. l/4) of Section Seven (7) Township twenty-six (26), Range five (5) East.

      Such right-of-way strip to be fifty (50) feet in width on each side of the center line of the railway tracks as located across my said lands by the Engineer of said, Railway Company, which location is described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a point 505 feet South from 1/4 Section corner on west boundary of Section 7, Township 26, North, Range 5 East and running thence South 65 degrees and 6 minutes East 583 feet, thence with a 4 degree curve to the left for 541.2 feet, thence South 86 degrees and 45 minutes East 811.8 feet, thence with a 5 degree curve to the right for 618.3 feet, thence South 55 degrees and 50 minutes East 200 feet, to a point 1390 feet North from 1/4 Section corner, on South boundary of said Section 7. 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. 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. Said Railway company agrees to furnish said grantor good
                                                                            (continued on page 214)
      and sufficient crossings on said above described premises, not to exceed three in number. In Witness Whereof, the party of the first part has hereunto set his hand and seal this 10th day of May, A.D. 1887.

      Signed, Sealed and Delivered
      in the presence of

            B.J. Tallman                                                                                    M. Barquist           seal
            T.N. Haller

      [Affidavit of Richard Welsh to King County Superior Court, July 8, 1985]