Agreement of Pieter Colet regarding the purchase of Adriaen Pietersen's house and plantation on Manhattan Island

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven ], secretary of New Netherland ], appeared Pieter ] Colet, who acknowledges that he ] has bought ] of Adriaen Pietersen [      ] his house and plantation situated on the island of Manhattan, on the North river of ] New Netherland, and that for the sum of three hundred and fifty guilders, payable when Piter Colet shall have gathered the first crop from the field, if it be feasible and possible for him, or otherwise the second crop. In witness whereof this is signed by Piter Colet. Done the 2nd of September 1643.

Adriaen Pietersen
Pieter Kolet
Cornelis van Tienhoven


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.