Contract of sale of a plantation on Manhattan island from P. van der Linden to E. Jansen

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This day, date underwritten, before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Elke Jansen from Veenwolden, who acknowledged that he had purchased the plantation of Piter vander Linden situated on the island of Manhatans, which said plantation with all that is fastened by earth and nail Piter vander Linden also acknowledged having sold to said Elcken Jansen, for the sum of four hundred guilders, payable in three years, to wit: one third on the last of November anno 1648, if Elken Jansen can manage to do it; one third anno 1649; and the last payment, making the aforesaid four hundred guilders, on the last of November anno 1650. The aforesaid plantation shall be conveyed and transferred in full and free ownership by him, Piter vander Linden, to the said Elken on next New Year’s day anno 1648, when, but not until then, said Elken may take possession of and claim title to the property, the land and buildings aforesaid remaining mortgaged for the payment of the purchase money aforesaid. In testimony whereof this is signed by parties in the presence of Luycas Pietersen as witness, the 29th of September 1647, in New Amsterdam.

Pieter Lynde
Elcke Yansen
Lukas Pietersz
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.