Bill of sale of a yacht from Dirck Corssen Stam to Maryn Adriaensen

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven ], secretary in New Netherland ] appointed by the General Chart ]ered West India Company ], appeared Dirck Corsen Stam ], who acknowledged that he had sold to Maryn Adriaensen ] the yacht named [      ],[1] for the sum of eight hundred Carolus guilders ] payable to the vendor as he, Adriaen ]ssen, shall agree with the director, who is to pay him the vendor ] in goods out of the store or in other commodities. The aforesaid Dirck Corssen Stam delivers this day to Maryn Adriaensen ] the said yacht with the standing and running rigging, anchors, ropes and furniture now belonging thereto and that with the distinct understanding and stipulation that he, Dirck Corsen, delivers the said yacht free and clear of any claims or demands whatsoever to be made thereon by any one, to which end he delivers to the purchaser with the yacht some papers written in the English language whereby it clearly appears whence and from whom the said yacht came and how it was conveyed from one person to the other. Therefore, he, Dirck Corsen, hereby releases and relinquishes his ownership of the above named yacht, vesting his title and interest therein in the said Maryn Adriaensen with all such power as he, the vendor, heretofore could pretend to have over the same, he, the vendor, promising to hold, and to cause to be held ], this his sale and conveyance firm, binding and irrev ]ocable before all ] lords, courts, tribunals and judges, the parties submitting to ] that end their persons and properties ] to the control of all courts, tribunals and judges, the purchaser for the payment of the purchase money ] and the vendor for the freedom from all claims on the yacht. In witness whereof this is signed by the parties respectively on the 7th of September anno 1642, on the island of Manhatans, at the house of Jan Snediger, in New Netherland. Two instruments of the same tenor.

Dirck Corssen Stam
Marin Adriaens
Jouweris Cornelis van Dowes
Arent Corssen Stam
Cornelis van Tienh.
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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.