Deed from Jan Pietersen and Abraham Ryken to Michel Picet for a house on Manhattan Island

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We ], the undersigned, Jan Pietersen and Abraham Ryken, hereby acknowledge for ourselves and our heirs that we have sold to ] M ]ichil Picet ], who also acknowledges ] that he has purchased, our house situated on the island of Manhattan, next to the house of Master Heyl, transferring to him ] the true and full ownership thereof ] for the sum of one hundred and fifty guilders, payable when the delivery takes place, which shall be immediately after the execution of these presents; wherefore we, the subscribers, in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, convey to the aforesaid Michiel Pecet the said house, to wit, all that is fastened by earth and nail, renouncing the ownership of the aforesaid house and hereby giving the said purchaser full power, authority and commission to do with and dispose of it as he shall think proper. To this end parties bind their respective persons and properties, movable and immovable, one for the payment and the other for the delivery. All done without fraud in Fort Amsterdam the 4th of April anno 1643, New Netherland.

Jan Pietersen
Abraham Ryken
Michil Picet
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.