Agreement of Nicolaes Sloper to carry out George Baxter's terms of the contract of purchase of a plantation from Jan Schepmoes

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven ], secretary in New Netherland for the General Chartered ] West India Company, appeared Nicolaes Sloper, who promises fully to perform all such conditions of the ] contract of purchase as he, on the part of Ge ]orge Baxter, made with Schepmoes;[1] the said Sloper also acknowledges that he has received everything according to the contract of purchase, wherefore he, Sloper, promises to deliver to Schepmoes all such goats as the above named Baxter has promised to deliver in payment of the plantation and that at the time specified in the contract made between Bacxter and Schepmoes. He, Sch ]epmoes, therefore discharges and releases the aforesaid Bacxter from now forth from all that he on his part has agreed to by contract, provided that Nicolaes Sloper shall perform the same, wherewith Schepmoes acknowledges that he is satisfied. And for the performance of the aforesaid contracts he, Sloper, binds his person and property, movable and immovable, present and future, under submission to all courts. Done the 5th of March anno 1642, in Fort Amsterdam.

Nicholas Sloper
Maurits Jansen
Jan Schepmoes. See contract of sale of August 20, 1641, in N.Y. Col. MSS., 1:264.


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.