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Appeared before me, .Johannes La MontagDe, in the service of, etc., in the presence of the honorable Goosen Gerritsen [Van Schaick] and Jan Tomassen commissaries, etc., Geertruy Barents Van Dwingeloo assisted by Jacob Hevick her husband and guardian, at present being about to depart for Patria, who declares, as by these presents she does, that she has pledged and mortgaged her house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, for a hundred good whole merchantable beaver skins at 8 guilders a piece, which she assigned to the two remaining children of Henderick Hendcrickse Van Harstenhorst, her late husband after the expiration of 6 weeks from the death of said husband deceased; this she does at the desire of Pieter Claerbout and Wouter Albertse [Vanden UythofF] guardians of said children and by the persuasion of the orphan master; and therefore she promises said hundred beaver skins to invest in fatherland and as a discharge of this trust a proper voucher to bring or send where and in what security said hundred beavers or the value of the same is invested ; in her character pledging her estate, real and persona), present and future, nothing excepted, subjecting herself to the authority of all laws and judges.

Thus done in Fort Orange in New Netherland, the 4th of August, A D. 1663.

This is the mark < of Jacob Hevick,
with his own hand set.

Gerttruet Barens.
Pieter Claerboudt, as guardian,
Wouter Albert.

Appeared before me, Johannes Provoost, clerk, etc., and in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, Cornelia Cornelissen de boer and Jan Henderickse Bruyn, who declare that they, in all friendship "and amity, have agreed and contracted with each other, to wit, that the aforesaid Cornelia Cornelissen de boer to said Jan Henderickse Bruyn has sold, as by these presents he does, his house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck adjoining to the west Barent Van Marie, and to the east Dirk Jansscn Kroon, in such title, magnitude and boundaries as he received it from Pieter De Maker, and according to the tenor of the conveyance received from him; for which the said Jan Henderickse Bruyn promises to pay the sum of one thousand two hundred and twenty-four guilders payable in good whole merchantable beaver skins, in two installments, the first on the last of July A.D. 1664, and the second on the last of July, A.D. 1665, for the performance of which the parties hereto pledge their persons .and estates, real and personal.

Thus done without craft or guile, in presence of Pieter Van Ale and Lowies Cobussen as witnesses hereto called, on this 9th of August, A.D. 1663, in Fort Orange.

Cornelis Cornelissen de boer, Jan Henderick Bruyns. Pieter Van Allen, Ludovicus Cobes. Acknowledged before me,

Johannes Provoost, Clerk.

Appeared before me, Johannes Provoost, clerk, etc., and in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, Cornelis Cornelissen de Boer, who declares that he has appointed and empowered as by these presents he does appoint and empower, Hans Henderickse and Pieter Van Alen in his name and for his sake to demand, collect and receive, such outstanding debts and moneys as to him are coming here at Fort Orange in New Netherland, according to writings and proofs thereof; for receipts acquittance to pass, and in case of refusal payment to compel by law and rigor of justice; to that end all terms of the laws to observe to a definitive sentence and extreme execution; also to proceed by arrest against persons and estates; furthermore all things to do and perform that they, the attorneys, shall judge reasonable, provided that they shall be holden a proper statement and returns to make of their transactions and receipts; the subscriber promising to hold as good and true all that shall be done and performed by them in the matter aforesaid.

Thus done in Fort Orange, in presence of Capt. Abraham Staeta and Arent Van Den Bergh as witnesses hereto called, on this 16th of August, A.D. 1663.

CORNELI8 CORNELISSEN DE BOER.

Abram Staas,

This is the mark \ Q of Arent Vanden Bcryh, with his own hand set. Acknowledged before me,

J. Provoost, Clerk.

Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in the presence of the Honorable Francoys Boon and Goosen Gerritse [Van Schaick] commissaries, etc., Teunis Cornelisse Slingerlandt, who acknowledges and declares by these presents that he is well and truly indebted to the Honorable Pieter Dirkse, merchant, dwelling at Amsterdam, in the sum of five hundred and sixty-one guilders fourteen stuivers, for goods and merchandise to his content received, which aforesaid sum he, the subscriber, promises to pay to the aforesaid Pieter Dirkse, or to Mr. Nicolaes Meyer, also merchant, who is his attorney, in good whole merchantable beaver skins, in two installments, the first in the month of July, A.D. 1664, the just half, and the second in the month of July, A.D. 1665; for the payment of which aforesaid sum he, the subscriber, offers as a fast mortgage and special pledge his house and lot together with a garden and little house by the side of said house, lying in the village of Beverwyck, in which he at present dwells, that in case of need the payment of the aforesaid sum of five hundred and sixty-one guilders fourteen stuivers may be collected without loss or cost.

Done in Fort Orange the 27th of August, A.D. 1663.

TUENYES CORNELISE SLYENGHERLANT.

Francoys Boon,
Goosen Gerretsen.
Acknowledged before me,

La Montagne, Commis at Fort Orange.

Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in the presence of the Honorable Jan Verbeeck and Gerrit Slichtenhorst commissaries, etc., Leendert Philipsen [Conyn], inhabitant of said village, who declares that he has granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does grant and convey in real and actual possession to and for the behoof

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of Mr. Nicolaes Meyer, merchant in Amsterdam, in New Netherland his heirs or assigns, a garden lying in the aforesaid village, to the west [east ? ] the river bank, to the east [west? ] the street, to the south Pieter Bronck, to the north also the street, of such magnitude as it at present lies in fence, and shall shortly be measured by the surveyor, which garden the grantor received by conveyance from Anderies Herbertsen, who obtained the same from the Hecr director general and council of New Netherland, by virtue of a patent of date the 23d of April, A.D. 1653; and the grantor acknowledges that he has been fully paid and satisfied for said garden with the number of fifteen beaver skins, and therefore promises to free it from all demands or pretensions, which may hereafter arise, pledging therefor his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, subjecting himself to the authority of all laws and judges.

Done in Fort Orange, the 27th of August, A.D. 1663.

Leendert Phyles [philipse]. Jan Verbeeck, Gen-it Slichtenhorst. Acknowledged before me,

La Montaone, Commis at Port Orange.

Appeared before me, Johannes Provoost, clerk, etc., and in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, Teunis Cornelise Slingerland, inhabitant of said village, who acknowledges and declares by these presents that he is well and truly indebted to Pieter Rens retailer, dwelling at Amsterdam, in the sum of two hundred and eighty Carolus guilders according to agreement by the subscriber with Mr. Nicholaes Meyer, merchant at Amsterdam in New Netherland, attorney for said Rens, growing out of goods and merchandise, which the subscriber received out of Holland from said Rens on bottomry, the principal sum of which was 330 guilders, the bottomry 78 guilders, and the interest thereon 48 guilders; which aforesaid sum of two hundred and eighty guilders, for which he has contracted, the subscriber promises to pay to said Rens or his attorney in good whole merchantable beaver skins, in two installments, the first in the month of July, A.D. 1665, and the second in the month of July A.D. 1666. *

[This paper is unexecuted].

Appeared before me La Montague, in the service of, etc., and in the presence of the Honorable Messieurs Francoys Boon and Jan Verbeeck commissaries, etc., the Honorable Jan Cornelise Vander Heyden, citizen here, who declares that he appoints and empowers by these presents his father Cornelis Jacobsen Vander Heyden, dwelling at Sevenbergen in Brabant, specially to demand, collect, and receive from the hand of the heirs of his uncle and guardian, the late Jacob Van Duren, such inherited estate as is coming to him by the death of his grandmother the late Neeltien Black, from his mother Sarah Janssen Van Duren deceased, and his brother the late Jacob Cornelise Vander Heyden, whether by virtue of will or ab intestalo; the condition and inventory of the estates to demand; the same to approve or disprove; his rights and hereditary portion receiving acquittance therefor to pass; and in case of opposition (without hope) the same to prosecute by means of justice; to which end, all terms of laws to observe to sentence and extreme execution, with powers also to agree, compromise and compound; likewise one or more persons if need be in his place to substitute; and further all tilings to do und perform, which may be needful and he shall think needful, promising at all times to hold good all that shall be done and performed in, the matter aforesaid by his father as his attorney, or by his substitute without any opposition, under pledge according to laws therefor provided.

Done in Fort Orange in New Netherland, the 3d of September, A.D. 1663.

Jan Cornelisse Vander Heyden.1 Francoys Boon. Acknowledged before me,

La Montagne, Commis at Fort Orange.

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., and in the presence of the Honorable Jan Tomassen and Jan Verbeeck commissaries etc., Willem Janssen Schut, who declares that he has granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does grant and convey in real and actual possession to and for the behoof of Cornelis Bogardus- his heirs and assigns, his house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, bounded on the westerly side by the house and lot of Anderies Herbertsen, present owner Jurriaen Janssen [Groenwout], on the northerly side by the highway, on the easterly side by Jacob Loockerman, and on the southerly side by the garden of said Jurriaen Janssen, (the lot is of such magnitude as it lies at present in fence according to the aforesaid boundaries); which said house stands on the lot bought, by the grantor, of said Anderies Herbertsen, being a part of the patent to said Herbertsen granted, by the

Heer director general and Council of New Netherland of date the

for which house and lot the grantor acknowledges that he is fully paid and satisfied with the sum of eighty good whole merchantable beaver skins, reckoned at eight guilders a piece, assigned as an offset for what he the grantor is indebted to Johannes Withart; therefore he promises to free the same from all actions, demands or pretensions, which may hereafter arise, pledging therefor his person and estate, personal and real, present and future, submitting himself to the authority of all laws and judges.

Done in Beverwyck the 11th of September, A.D. 1663.

Willem Jansen Sschut.

As the above standing sum of eighty guilders, beaver skins, is nothing different (?) after a further settlement of outstanding [debts] between each other (that is between J. Withart and Willem Janssen Schut), so each one remains daer van in syn gehecl.

Done the 11th of September A.D. 1663, in Beverwyck.

Willem Janssen Schuet.

Jan Janssen.

Attorney for Joan Withart.

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk, etc., and in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, Rutger Jacobsen, at present about to depart

1 J. C. Vander Heyden made his will September 1, 1603, and speaks of his wife Aeltie Janse Wemp, bom in the Colonie, Daughter of Jan Bareutse Wemp deceased. Notarial papers, i. Dutch Mamitcript*. x. 207.

a Cornells Bogardus was son of Annatie Jause B.

for Manhattans, who declares that he has appointed and empowered as by these presents he does, Teunis Cornelisse Spitsbergen and Jacob Heveck, in the subscriber's name and for his sake, to sell at public sale to the highest bidder, the subscriber's half island named Constaple's Island, and in said matter to do and act, as the subscriber, being present, could or might do; promising to hold, as true and good, all that shall be done and performed by the attorneys in the matter of the aforesaid sale, provided that they make a proper statement and exhibit of their transactions. Thus done in Fort Orange in presence of Ryck Rutgersen as witness hereto called, on this 12th of September, A. D. 1663.

RUTGER JACOBSEN.

This is the mark oj -f- Ryck Rutgersen, with his own hand set. Acknowledged before me,

J. Provoost, Clerk.

Conditions on which the Messieurs commies and commissaries of Fort Orange and village of Beverwyck propose to farm out, at public sale to the highest bidder, the slaughter excise for the time of one year. The farming of the said slaughter excise shall begin on the first of October of this year and end on the last of September, A. D. 1664. The farmer shall receive for the slaughtered beasts, whether ox, cow, calf, bull, hog, goat or sheep, one stuiver for every guilder of value of the same, to wit, for those bought for beavers shall be given twenty stuivers in seewant a beaver, in case of dispute to be valued by indifferent persons; the farmer is holden to furnish two sufficient sureties to the content of the Messieurs contractors, for the excise money; the just half of the promised excise money to be paid within the time of six weeks; the other half within the two last quarters, each quarter a fourth part of the whole sum, in good current seewant; if the farmer can not furnish sufficient sureties, it shall be offered for sale again at his cost and charge, and whatever less it comes to be worth, he shall be holden to make good, and whatever more it comes to be worth he shall receive no profit therefrom.

On the above conditions Henderick Rooseboom remained the last bidder and farmer, for the sum of seven hundred and ninety guilders; for the payment of which aforesaid sum, Philip Pieterse Schuyler and Wouter Albertse [Vanden Uythoff] offered themselves as sureties and principals under pledge of their persons and estates, personal and real, present and future, nothing excepted, placing themselves in subjection to all laws and judges.

Done in Beverwyck the 29th of September, A. D. 1663.

Henderick Janssen Rooseboom,
Philip Pieterse Schuyler,
Wouter Albersen.

Acknowledged before me,

La Montagne, Commis, at Fort Orange.

Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., and in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, an Indian named Wattuwit with his mother named Pepewitsie, who declares that they have sold, granted and conveyed, as they do sell, grant and convey by these presents in real and actual possession to and for the behoof of Volckert Janssen [Douw] and Jan Tomassen, their certain land lying on the goojer's Ml on

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