Bond of Thomas Hall to Maryn Adriaensen for the payment of the purchase price of a plantation on Manhatan Island

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I, the undersigned ], Thomas Hal, tobacco planter, acknowledge for myself ], my heirs and successors, that I am well and truly indebted to Maryn Adriaensen in the sum of one thousand Carolus guilders, arising from the purchase of the plantation situated on the island of Manhattan on the North River, heretofore cultivated by Hans Hansen; which aforesaid sum he, Tomas Hal, promises to pay to Maryn Adriaensen, or his order, free of costs and charges, without any exception, on the first of May anno 1644, and that in money or goods to Maryn Adriaensen’s satisfaction. For which he, Tomas Hal, binds his person and property, movable and immovable, present and future, without any exception, submitting to that end to all courts, tribunals and judges. Upon request an authentic instrument hereof is issued. In testimony and token of the honest truth, this is signed by Tomas Hal and the subscribing witnesses in Fort Amsterdam, the 23rd of January anno 1643, New Netherland.

Thomas Hall
Gillis de Voocht
Adriaen van Tienh.
Cornelis van Tienh.


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.