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Jacques Tyssen has received, and promises to pay the said sum from the first hire of his house, lying in the Village of Beverwyck, where Nicolaes Marrechael * dwells; further the aforesaid Jacques Tyssen specially mortgages his said house, for the payment of the aforesaid sum, for which he pledges his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, submitting the same to all laws and judges.

Done in Fort Orange, the 9th of June, A. D. 1660.

Jacques Teyssen. Jan Verbeeck. Sander Lenrsen. Acknowledged before me,

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange.

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, clerk of Fort Orange and Village of Beverwyck, Heer Hendrick Van Dyck, who declared, in presence of the afternamed witnesses, that he had appointed and empowered as by these presents he does, Johannes Provoost, in the subscriber's name and for his sake, to demand, collect and receive here in Fort Orange, in New Netherland, such moneys as are due to him according to bonds and other evidences of debt, which serve the same purpose; for his receipts acquittance to pass, and in case of refusal to pay, with law and rigor of justice to proceed to sentence and extreme execution, and by arrest, against persons and goods, and further all things to do and perform, which shall be esteemed reasonable by the attorney, promising to hold as good and true all that the attorney shall do, provided he render a suitable statement and return when required of his transactions and receipts.

Thus done and passed in Fort Orange, in presence of * * * *, as witnesses hereto invited, on this 8th of July, A. D. 1660.

H. Van Dyck.

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in presence of the honorable Frans Barentse Pastoor and Jan Verbeeck, commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Jan Michielsen [Van Edam], inhabitant of the aforesaid place, who declared that he is truly and honestly indebted to Mr. Paulus Schrick, in the sum of eighty guilders in good whole merchantable beavers, for goods to his content received, which said sum he promises to pay to the aforesaid Schrick or to his attorney next spring, 1661, with interest on the same from this date, for which said sum of eighty guilders and the interest aforesaid, the said Jan Michielsen his house and lot, lying in the Village of Beverwyck, mortgages and specially pledges for the payment of the said sum, pledging his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, submitting the same to all laws and judges.

Done in the Fort Orange, the 28th of July, A. D. 1660.

Jan Mychgyelsen.
Frans Barentse Pastoor.
Jan Verbeeck.

Acknowledged before me,

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange.

1 Nicolaus Marichal was an absconding debtor in 1668.— Dutch Manuscripts, x, 291 Hist. Col iv. 34

(The second mortgage on the house of Jan Michielson).

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, clerk of Fort Orange and Village of Beverwyck, in the presence of Frans Barentse Pastoorand Jan Verbeeck, commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Jan Michielsen, who declared that he is well, truly and honestly indebted to Mr. Asser Levy Van Swellem, in the sum of one hundred and eighty-four guilders in good whole merchantable beavers, for goods to his content received, and promises said sum of one hundred and eighty-four guilders in beavers to pay in the coming spring, 1661, about June, for which aforesaid sum the said Jan Michielsen mortgages and specially pledges his house and lot, lying in the Village of Beverwyck, and at present occupied by him, for the payment of said sum, for which he pledges his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, submitting the same to all laws and judges.

Done in Fort Orange, the 28th of July, A. D. 1660.

Jan Mychgyelsen.
Frans Barentse Pastoor.
Jan Verbeeck.

Acknowledged before me,

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange.

Conditions on which Pieter Bronck proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder his brewery or brew house as it at present stands, situate in the village of Beverwyck. Firstly.— The brewery or brew house shall be delivered to the buyer with all that is fast by earth and nailed, besides, all the brewing tools as they stand and have been used by the seller among which are a kettle of eleven half barrels, liquor tub (nat Iciiyp), work tub, wort tub (jgeyt), cooler, and barreling trough (?), the buyer shall receive the half of, as they shall be found in the brewery, or whatever the mark of the seller shall be found upon, a neest kleet, and the stones of the old neest which stands in the mill house to build a new one, together with the lot, breadth to the east forty-six wood feet, breadth to the west thirty-eight wood feet, to the south length one hundred and twelve wood feet, to the north, length one hundred and fourteen wood feet.

[This paper is incomplete and marked out.]

Conditions on which Pieter Bronck proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder, his house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck on the hill, and at present occupied by Jan Van Breemen. Firstly.— The aforesaid house shall be delivered to the seller, with all that is fast by earth and nailed, with the lot five rods broad, and in length twenty rods according to the patent thereof, and also a little house connected therewith.

[This paper is incomplete and marked out.]

Conditions on which Tomas Janse Mingael proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder a lot lying in Amsterdam in New Netherland to the south, Reynout de Schoemaecker. Firstly.— The aforesaid lot, in breadth twenty-five [feet] and in length about sixty feet to the rear fence, shall be delivered to the buyer. * * * *

[This paper is incomplete and not signed.]

Conditions on which Mr. Schrick proposes to sell to the highest bidder a house which shall be delivered to the buyer immediately, to be paid for in beavers, the half cash down, and the other half within two months, or otherwise in seewant at 12 guilders the beaver. The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties at once to the content of the seller. The auction fees are to be a charge to the buyer. Eldert Gerbertse remained the highest bidder for the above house, for the sum of 154 guilders, and as surety has offered Capt. Jan Jacobse [Flodder or Gardenier ?] according to the conditions.

Done in the village of Beverwyck the 30th day of July A.D., 1659.

Eldest Geebebtsen,
Jan Jacobs.

Conditions on which Mr. Pieter Hartger and Jan Roeloffse propose to sell at public sale to the highest bidder their house lying in the village of Beverwyck. Firstly.—Said house with all thatis fastbyearthandnailed, lying on the third [Vossen] kil where said Jan Roeloffse dwells, shall be delivered to the buyer, with a lot, in length along the road nine rods, breadth at one end on Jan Martense [De Wever's] lot thirteen rods, breadth on the river side seven rods. * * * *

[This paper is incomplete.]

Conditions on which Dominie Gideon Schacts proposes to sell at public

sale to the highest bidder, a lot lying in the colony of Renssclaerswyck,

to the north Hendrick Reur, south Roeloff Swartwout,1 length to the

bushes and breadth 80 feet. * * * *

[This paper is incomplete.]

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk of the court of Fort Orange and village of Rensselaerwyck, Michiel Janse [Van Edam,] and Lowies Cobus, who declare in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, that with all friendship and amity they have agreed, to wit, that the aforesaid Michiel Janse has sold to said Lowies Cobussen his house lying in Fort Orange, to the east Arent Vanden Bergh, to the west Teunis Spitsbergen, with such title as the seller possesses, and according to conveyence which said seller with the first payment shall deliver; for which Lowies Cobus promises to pay the sum of 550 guilders, which payment the buyer shall receive at Manhatans at the treasury of the honorable priveleged West India company as a deduction from his wages or salary, (in such pay as the honorable company are giving their servants on the condition that the aforesaid house remain as a pledge to the seller for the full payment), to wit, in four installments, the first next May, A.D., 1660, being 150 guilders, the second installment on the first of May, A.D., 1661, likewise 150 guilders, the third installment shall be

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paid on the first of May, A.D., 1662, of like amount, and the fourth and last, on the first of May, A.D., 1663, 100 guilders. All on pledge of his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, placing the same in subjection to all laws and judges, in presence of Jan Pieterse [Mulder ?] and Arent Van den Bergh as witnesses.

Done in Fort Orange the last of July, Ano„ 1659.

By me, Michghel Janse,

Jan Pteters. LuDOVICUS CoBES.

This is the mark of fcft Arent Van den Bergh.
Acknowledged before me,

Jodannes Provoost, Clerk.

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in the presence of the honorable Sander Leendersen [Glen] and Jan Verbeeck, commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Ulderick Kleyn,1 burgher and inhabitant of the aforesaid place, who declared that he had granted and transferred as by these presents he does grant and transfer in real and actual possession to the behoof of Jan Tomassen also burgher and inhabitant here, his heirs or assigns, a lot for a garden lying on Fort Orange, to the south Lucas Pieterse [Coeymans,] to the north a plain, to the east the cart road, to the west the plain, breadth five rods, and length seven rods, which said lot for a garden the grantor received by patent from the Heer director general and council of New Netherland, of date the first of November, A.D., 1653, and which he accordingly promises to free from all claims, demands, or pretensions which may hereafter arise, for that purpose pledging his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, and placing the same in subjection to all laws and judges.

Done in Fort Orange the first day of August, A.D., 1659.

Ulderick Klein.
Jan Ycrbeelc,
Sander Lenrsen,

Acknowledged before me,

La Montagne, Clerk in Fort Orange.

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in the presence of the honorable Francoys Boon and Anderies Herbertsen, commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Ulderick Kleyn, burgher and inhabitant of the aforesaid place, who declared that he had granted and transferred, as by those presents he does grant and transfer in real and actual possession to the behoof of Jan Hendericks Van Bael also burgher and inhabitant of the aforesaid village, his heirs or assigns, a house and lot lying in the village of Bevcrwyck bounding to the south on Symon Groot, to the north Ryer Elbertsc, east and west the cart road, breadth four rods, and length eight rods according to patent, granted to him by the Heer director general and council of New Netherland of date the

1 Ulderick Kleyn was an inhabitant of New Amsterdam in 1642.— Dutch Manuscripts, n, 26. In 1657 he was in Beaverwyck and brought an action against Eldert Gerbcrtscn for slandering hie wife, xvi, 112, bis.

25th of October, A.D., 1653, which he accordingly promises to free from all demands, claims or pretensions which may hereafter arise, for which he pledges his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, placing the same in subjection to all laws and judges. Done in Fort Orange the 2d of August, A.D., 1659.

Ulderyck Klein. Francoys Boon, Andries Herberts. Acknowledged before me,

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange.

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of etc., in the presence of Anderies Herbertsen and Jan Verbeeck commissaries of said jurisdiction, Jan Coster Van Aecken and StofiFel Jansc [Abeel] Attorneys for Pieter DeMaecker, who declare that they have granted and transferred as by these presents they do grant and transfer to Cornelis Corneli&se the boor (de boer) and Daniel Verveelen their heirs or assigns, a house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, the house as broad as it stands, length twenty-five feet, and the lot extending in the rear to the kil, breadth at the house, or north end the same as the house front, length from the rear of the house to the [Rutten] kil sixty-five feet back to the kil from the common fence of Dirk Janse Croon to the end of a straight line drawn from the first post set on the east side to the rear breadth if said place, which place is in breadth in the rear eighteen feet, on condition that whenever the old house of Cornelis Vosch is torn down, a proper drip shall be furnished by or demanded from said Vosch, also that the grantee shall receive the water that comes from the gutter; with all the right and title which the grantor has had therein, for which aforesaid house and lot the grantor acknowledges that he has received satisfactory payment, promising to free the same from all demands and pretensions which may hereafter arise, for which he pledges his person and estate, personal and real, present and future, submitting the same to all laws and judges.

Done in Fort Orange the 8th of August, A.D. 1659.

This is the mark "f^jy^^^ Jan Coster Van Aecken,

with hisown hand set.

Stoffel Janse. Acknowledged before me,

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange.

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne in the service of, etc., in the presence of the honorable Francoys Boon and Jan Verbeeck commissaries of said jurisdiction Jan Roeloffse [Do Goyer] burgher and inhabitant of the aforesaid village who declared that he had granted and transferred as by these presents he does grant and transfer in real and actual possession to the behoof of the Honorable Pieter Hartgers also a burgher and inhabitant here, his heirs or assigns a house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck aforesaid, to the south the third kil to the east [west ?] Jan Martensen [De Wever") to the north of the street, which aforesaid lot along the cart road is in length 9 rods, breadth on the end

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