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ler, commissaries, etc., the honorable Anderics Herbertsen, who acknowledges and declares by these presents that he is well, truly, and honestly indebted to the honorable Goosen Gerritse [Van Schaick] in the sum of one thousand and fifteen guilders and fourteen stuivers and eight pennies for goods which since tbe year 1657 to this date to his content and satisfaction he has received, which aforewritten sum of one thousand and fifteen guilders fourteen stuivers and eight pennies, he the subscriber, promises to pay to the aforesaid Goosen Gerritse or his attorney on the first of June, A.D. 1662, in good whole merchantable beaver skins, at eight guilders a piece, and for all the time beyond the aforesaid date the subscriber shall be holden to pay proper interest; for the full performance of which he pledges and specially mortgages his house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck where he at present dwells, to secure the payment if need be of the aforesaid sum without loss or cost, on pledge of his person and estate, personal and real, present and future, nothing excepted, submitting himself to all laws and judges.

Done in Fort Orange, the 13th of September, A.D. 1661.

Andris Herberts.
Evert Janse "Wendel.
Philip Pieterse.

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 afternamed witnesses, Daniel Rinckhout dwelling in the said village, who declares that he has appointed and empowered as by these presents he does, the honorable Pieter de Maker house carpenter, dwelling at Amsterdam, in the subscriber's name and for his sake, to demand, and collect, of Sacharias Kreleman dwelling at Rotterdam guardian of the subscriber, such accounts and balances as are due to the subscriber by way of inheritance from Johannes Rinckhout deceased, the subscriber's uncle; for receipts acquittance to pass, seeking to procure said inheritance if necessary by law and rigor of justice; to which end all the terms of the law to observe to definitive sentence and extreme execution of tbe same; also if need be to proceed by an est against persons and goods; furthermore all things to do and perform which he, the subscriber being present could or might do; provided that the attorney be holden of his transactions and receipts when requested a proper statement to make, promising at all times to hold good all that the attorney in said matter shall have done.

Thus done and passed on this 14th of September, A.D. 1661, in Fort Orange, in New Netherland in presence of Arent Vanden Bergh and Johannes Provoost as witnesses hereto called.

Daniel Rinohoutt.1 ITiis is the mark AB of Arent Vanden Bergh, with his own hand set. J. Provoost, witness.

Acknowledged before me, La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange.

1 Daniel Rinckhout was in Beverwyck as early as 1667.— Dutch Manuscripts, xvl, 89. In 1662, Daniel Rinckhout born in Pomeren, aged about 36 yeara gave acquittance for the bequest of his uncle Jan R., of Munlckendam (Notarial Papers i, 62), and makes his will giving to his brother Jan his house and all his property, save to his orother Aertman in Pomeren 25 guilders if living.— Ibid, p. 63. His brother Jan, baker of Albany In 1670, by his wife Elizabeth Drinckvelt, leased his house to Anthony Lesplnard with privilege of baking for Christians and savages.— Notarial Papers, a.

Hist. Col. iv. 49

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of, etc., Jan Van Aken, who declares in presence of the afternamed witnesses that he has appointed and empowered as he does by these presents the honorable Goosen Gerritscn [Van Schaick] in his name and for his sake, at Amsterdam in New Netherland, to ask, demand, and receive of the treasurer of the general Priviledged West India Company at the treasury of the same, certain three hundred guilders in beavers coming to him through Jan Cloet as appears by a statement subscribed by C. V. Ruyven;' of the receipt acquittance to pass which shall be valid as if done by the subscriber himself, furthermore all things to do and perform to obtain the aforesaid three hundred guilders which the subscriber himself being present might or could do, should the matter demand greater and more special authority than stands expressed herein, promising him at all times to hold good and true whatever he shall do by virtue hereof.

Thus done in Fort Orange, in presence of Sacharias Sickles and Johannes Provoost as witnesses hereto called this 14th of September, A.D. 1661.

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Zacharias Seckehe. Johannes Provoost, witness. Acknowledged before me,

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange.

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., Goosen Gerritse [Van Schaick] dwelling in the aforesaid village, who declares in presence of the afternamed witnesses that he has appointed and empowered as he does by these presents, Mr. Jan Sibinck dwelling at Amsterdam to arrange and settle with Mr. Gillis Verbrugger also dwelling at Amsterdam in respect to goods and merchandise, likewise with respect to out standing debts which the subscriber holds in company with said Mr. Verbrugger, also to make a just partition giving him power to give or take op taxatie and if need be to substitute one or more persons in his place, promising to hold good and true all that the attorney or his substitute in the matter aforesaid shall have done, provided that he shall make a proper statement and exhibit thereof, on pledge of his person and estate.

Thus done in Fort Orange in New Netherland in presence of Jan Van Aken and Johannes Provoost, as witnesses hereto called on this 14th of September, A.D. 1661.

This is the mark |-| of Goosen Gerritse. with his own hand signed.

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., the honorable Jan Claesscn Backer and Lambert Janse Vander Lange both at present about to depart for Patria, who together declare in presence of the afternamed witnesses that they have appointed and empowered as by these presents they do, Mr. Francoys Boon in their names to demand, collect and receive all the moneys and debts which are outstanding and

1 Cornelia Van Rujven was the provincial secretary residing at New Amsterdam.

coming to either of the subscribers here at Fort Orange in New Netherland according to the evidences and writings thereof; of receipts acquittance to pass, and in case of necessity to compel payment by law and rigor of justice; to that end all the terms of the laws to observe to definitive sentence and extreme execution (also if need be) to proceed by arrest against persons and goods; furthermore all things to do and perform which he, the attorney shall judge proper, provided that he be holden of his transactions and receipts when required a proper statement and return to make, on pledge of his person and estate, personal and real, present and future nothing excepted.

Thus done in Fort Orange, in presence of Sacharias Sickels and Arent Vanden Bergh as witnesses hereto called on this 15th of September, A. D. 1661.

Jan Claesse Backer. Lammert Janse Vande Laen. Zacharias Sickelse.

This is tht murk ';/'AB -A-rent Vanden Bergh,as witness. Acknowledged before me,

La Montaqne, Clerk at Fort Orange.

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., Cornelis Jacobscn [By] trader, at present about to depart for Patria who declares in the presence of the afternamed witnesses that he has appointed and empowered the honorable Evert Wendel commissary of the aforesaid place, in the subscriber's name and for his sake to demand, collect and receive here in Fort Orange in New Netherland such outstanding debts and moneys as to him, the subscriber, are due according to the existing writings and evidences thereof; of receipts acquittance to pass, and if necessary, to further the payment of the aforesaid debts by law and the rigor of justice; to that end all terms of the laws to observe to definitive sentence and extreme execution, also (if need be) to proceed by arrest against persons and goods; furthermore, all things to do and perform which he, the subscriber, being present, might or could do, promising to hold good and true all that the attorney in the matter aforesaid shall have done or performed, provided said attorney be holden when required a proper statement and return of his transactions and receipts to make, on pledge of his person and estate, personal and real, present and future.

Thus done and delivered in Fort Orange, in presence of Sacharias Sickels and Johannes Provoost as witnesses hereto called this 15th of September, A.D. 1661.

Cornelis Jacobz.
Zacharias Seckclse.
Johannes Provoost, witness.

Acknowledged before me.

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange.

Appeared before me Johannes de la Montagne, in the service of, etc., in the presence of Philip Pieterse Schuller and Ariaen Gerritse [Papcndorp] commissaries, etc., Adriaen Simonse Bet trader at present dwelling in the village of Bcverwyck, who declares that he has granted and trausferred by these presents to the behoof of Barent Pieterse [Coeymans] his heirs or assigns, his house, lot, garden and all their appurtenances according to the patent thereof, said house to possess in real and actual possession, renouncing all claims and pretensions which he the grantor may have upon said house and freeing the same from all actions and claims, on pledge of his person and estate personal and real, present and future, submitting himself to all judges and laws.

Thus done in Fort Orange, the 22d of September, Anno, 1661.

Alii An Symense.

Philip Pietersen.

Adriaen Gerretsen.

Acknowledged before me,

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange.

Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., Seger Cornelissen [Van Voorhoudt] who declares that he has granted and transferred as he does by these presents, to Cornells Cornelissen de Boer certain thirty-four good whole merchantable beaver skins coming to him the subscriber for the first payment on the house of Marcelis Janssen by Asser Levy, purchased at public sale, which thirty-four good beavers the grantor received by conveyance from Marcelis Janssen to be paid by the hand of said Asser Levy as a payment aforesaid, from whom said Cornells Cornelissen de Boer in place of the subscriber shall obtain receive and use them in full ownership as his other proper estate, without any future claim or action from the grantor; on pledge of his person and estate, personal and real, placing himself under the authority of all laws and judges.

Done in Fort Orange the 27th of September, A.D. 1661, in presence of Johannes Provoost.

Seger Cornelissen.
Johannes Provoost, witness.

Acknowledged before me,

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange.

Conditions on which the honorable Heeren Commies and commissaries of Fort Orange and village of Beverwyck, propose to sell at public sale to the highest bidder the slaughter excise for the time of one year. The farming of the aforesaid slaughter excise shall begin the first of October in the year 1661, and end on the last day of September, A.D. 1662. The farmer shall receive for the slaughtered beasts, whether ox, cow, bull, calf, hog, goat, and sheep, for every guilder of the worth of the same, one stuiver and in case of dispute to be decided by indifferent persons. The farmer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties to the content of the Messieurs contractors for the excise money, a just fourth part to be paid eveiy quarter year in good current seewant, and if the farmer cannot 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 becomes worth he shall enjoy no benefit therefrom. Marcelis Janssen [Van Bommel] remained the last bidder for the above farming for the sum of six hundred and eight guilders, for which said sum Cornells Teunisscn Bosch and Gerrit Slichtenhorst offered themselves as sureties and principals for the payment of the same, on pledge of their persons and estate, personal and real, present and future, and placing themselves under the authority of all laws and judges. Done in the village of Beverwyck, on the last day of September, A.D. 1661.

Maeecelys Jansen. Cornelis Thonissen Bos. Acknowledged before me, Gerrit Slichtenhorst.

La Montaqne, Clerk at Fort Orange.

Proposals and conditions on which Reynier Wisselpenningh, proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder,'his house lot andgarden lying in the village of Beverwyck at present occupied by him. Firstly, the aforesaid house shall be delivered to the buyer with all that is fast by earth and nailed, together with the lot as it stands; length two and thirty wood feet, with the garden as it stands in fence, adjoining to the south the garden of Gerrit Bancker, to the north the garden of llenderick Gerritsen [Van Wie] except the crop therein. Delivery shall be made on the 20th of next month, October, of the year 1661. * * * *

[This paper is incomplete and unexecuted].

Conditions and proposals on which the Commies and commissures, propose in the name and for the sake of the honorable Heeren director gene ral and council of New Netherland, to farm out publickly to the highest bidder, the excise of all wines, beers and distilled liquors to be drawn and consumed by the innkeepers, tapsters and retailers in and about Fort Orange, village of Beverwyck and colony of Rensselaerwyck. The farming out as well as the farming shall be done in accordance with the laudable customs of our fatherland, and in pursuance of the printed ordinance and placards of their high mightinesses the states general promulgated in respect to the finances. The fanning shall begin on the first of November [1661], and end on the last of October, A.D. 1662, continuing the space of 12 months, during which time the farmer may collect and receive for all wines, beers, or distilled liquors to be drawn and consumed by the tapsters and innkeepers in or about Fort Orange, village of Beverwyck or colony of Rensselaerwyck as follows:

For a tun of domestic brewed beer, / 4.00

For a tun of foreign beer, / 6.00

For a hogshead of French wine, / 20.00

For an anker of ditto, / 4.00

For an anker of Spanish wine, brandy, mead or distilled liquor, / 7.00

For an anker of ditto, / 2.00

And for greater and less measures in proportion; in beaver or else in seewant at twelve white or six black [seewants] for the stuiver at the choice of the payer. The farmer shall be holden to furnish sufficient sureties to the content of the Messrs. contractors for the excise money to pay every three months in beavers or else in seewant at 12 white or six black [seewants] the stuiver a just fourth part of the promised excise money. To provide against misunderstandings and frauds it is stipulated, and agreed that at the expiration of this farming, when the new farming shall be again made, the new farmer shall have liberty on the day of the new

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