Scope and Content Note

This series contains deeds recorded by the provincial secretary from September 5, 1652 until October 15, 1653. During this period, the provincial secretary maintained a separate book of deeds, which he labeled "II." Prior to and following this period, deeds were recorded in the register of the provincial secretary. Most of the deeds record the conveyance of real property on the island of Manhattan between private individuals.

This series originally constituted Dutch record book II (referred to as HH, Part 1 in E.B. O'Callaghan's Calendar of Historical Manuscripts in the Office of the Secretary of State, Albany, N.Y.). The original records are in the Dutch language.