Lease of a plantation from Isaac de Forest to John Denton

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Isaac de Foreest and ] Jan ] Denten[1] have agreed as follows ]: Jan De ]nten shall reside three years on his plantation, commencing the first of October 1643 and ending the first of October 1646. Isaac delivers with the plantation fourteen goats and bucks and four sows of this year; the risk of death of the stock shall be in common and the increase over and above the present number of animals shall be equally divided. Each shall receive half the produce of the plantation and bear half the expense. In the planting season Isaac shall furnish the lessee with a man and have the land plowed in the fall, for which the lessee shall pay him the following year when the crop is in the barn. Done the 6th of July 1643.

Isaack de Forest
John Deetton ]
Cornelis van Tienh.
John Denton?


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.