Bill of sale from Isaac Allerton to Cornelis Leendersen and Govert Loockermans of the bark De Hoop

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This day, date underwritten ], before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven ], appointed secretary ] in New Netherland ] for the General Chartered ] West India Company, appeared ] Isaack Allerton ], of the ] first part, and Cornelis Leendersen and Govert Loockmans, jointly of the second part, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses acknowledged that they had agreed and contracted in all friendship about the purchase of the bark called De Hoop,[1] hitherto navigated by the aforesaid Mr. Allerton, and that on the conditions and terms hereinafter written, to wit: Isaack Allerton aforesaid acknowledges that he has sold to Cornelis Leendersen and Govert Loockmans aforesaid, who also acknowledge that they have purchased, the aforesaid bark with the standing and running rigging and the boat, as good or as bad as it now sails with the vessel, together with the sails, hawsers, anchors, ropes, pot, kettles and all such other utensils as are at present used on said bark, without any exception, and that for the sum of eleven hundred Carolus guilders, the guilder reckoned at 20 stivers.

The above named Mr. Allerton shall have the use of the said bark until he shall have sailed from here to the Rodeberch,[2] [6b (2)] where he is to remain one ] or two days. He shall then ] sail back to the Manhatans ] and there remain one or more days to unload ] his goods, at the expiration of which lay days the above named Mr. Allerton shall be bound to deliver the aforesaid bark in Matetusjes bay[3] to the above named Cornelis Leenderssen, who shall then also be bound to receive the aforesaid bark according to the inventory which shall be made out to- morrow, with express condition that Mr. Isaac Allerton, after the delivery of the bark aforesaid, shall have the privilege of loading in said bark, free of charge, for one voyage from the above named bay three lasts of goods, such as he may think proper, which goods, if God grant a safe voyage from the bay to the Manhatans in New Netherland, shall be discharged at the expense of Allerton in front of Fort Amsterdam or thereabouts. For all of which they, Cornelis Leendersen and Govert Loockmans, jointly promise to pay to the above named Isaack Allerton or his attorney, the aforesaid eleven hundred Carolus guilders, to wit, one just third part on the last of April next ensuing, the second payment of one just third part on the last of October next, and the third and last part on the last of April anno 1643, and that upon the express promise of him ], Isaac Allerton ] that he shall deliver the aforesaid bark free from ] all claims and demands in the least which any one, no matter who he may be, may pretend to have upon the aforesaid bark, all according to the usage and custom of the sea, and for the fulfillment and better performance and security hereof, we ], Cornelis Leendersen and Govert Loockmans, jointly, each one for the whole and as principal, bind our persons and property, movable and immovable, present and future, submitting the same to the Provincial Court of Holland and West Friesland and to all other courts, judges and justices. In testimony and proof of the truth this signed by the respective parties and the witnesses hereto invited. Authentic instruments in debita forma having been requested, two copies of like tenor have been made hereof. Done the 20th of January 1642, on the island of Manhattan at the house of Govert Loockmans. Dirck Corssen Stam, witness Isaac Allerton

Govert Loockemans
Cornelis Leenders
Tymon Jansen
Maurits Janse
Cornelis van Tienhoven
“The Hope.”
Red Mount, now New Haven, Connecticut.
Massachusetts Bay.


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 2, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642-1647 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.