Re conveyance by Thomas Baxter to Isaac Allerton of his half-interest in a boat

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I, the undersigned, Tomas Bacxter, hereby acknowledge for myself, my heirs and successors, that, having become indebted to Isaack Allerton, I am at present unable to pay him. I have therefore conveyed and transferred back, as I do hereby, to the aforesaid Isaack Allerton my half-interest in the lighter for which the debt was incurred and that in full payment of what I owed him up to this date,[1] whereby the contract made by us last winter is now at an end and annulled. Done the 21st of September anno 1647, in New Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Thomas Backster
At this point the following words are canceled: “it having been stipulated that the profit and loss and the expenses connected with the aforesaid lighter were to be shared equally by Mr. Isaack Allerton and Tomas Bacxter. In witness whereof this is signed and sealed with our seals in the.”


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.