Bill of sale of pork from Richard Lord to Adriaen de Keyser

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Ritchert Lordt, residing on the Varse Reviere,[1]327 sells to Adriaen de Keyser, commissary, for account of the Chartered West India Company, a quantity of pork, deliverable on the fourth day of July next, at five stivers a pound, payable by said Mr. de Keyser in salt, which salt shall be delivered one-half here and the other half at Boston, in New England, at the market price in Boston and at which the Company’s salt shall be sold there. Thus done and signed the 3rd of July anno 1647, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

A. Keyser
Richard Lord
Intended for the Versche Rivier, meaning the “Fresh River” or the Connecticut River.


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.