Bill of sale from Pieter Antony to Teunis Dircksen of a half-interest in the yacht Zeepaert

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This day, the seventh of June A° 1651, before me, Jacob Kip, appointed clerk, appeared Pieter Antony, of the first part, and Teunis Dircksen van Vechten, of the second part, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses declared that they had amicably and in a friendly manner agreed and contracted about the purchase of a certain just half-share of the yacht Het Zeepaert with half her appurtenances and share of the yawl, as the same are lying in the roadstead here in front of Fort Amsterdam, to wit:

Pieter Antony sells to Teunis Dircksen aforesaid, who also acknowledges that he has purchased, the just half of the yacht named t' Zeepaert, with all her appurtenances, as they belong to him and Abraham Planck in partnership, for the sum of three hundred guilders in current merchandise at the choice of the vendor, and one mudde of good wheat; which aforesaid payment he, Teunis Dircksen, the purchaser above named, promises to deliver to the vendor, or his order, when he shall have returned to Fort Orange. The delivery of the aforesaid yacht shall be made on the date hereof, as she lies here in the roadstead before Fort Amsterdam. For all of which parties bind their persons and properties, without any exception, the purchaser for the payment and the vendor for the delivery, submitting themselves to this end to all courts, tribunals and judges In testimony whereof this is signed by the respective parties and the witnesses. Manhatans, New Amsterdam in New Netherland, date as above.

Pieter Anthony
Teunis Dircksen
Hendrick Jochemsen
Claes Gerritsen
Jacob Kip


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 3, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1648-1660 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.