Agreement of Henry Breser to take over Philip de Truy's house and land on the conditions agreed to by Nicolaes Stillwell

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Herry Breser, who acknowledged that he had taken over from Nicolaes Stillewel the land and dwelling house of Philip de Truy on the same conditions as Stillwell agreed to with said Philip, promising to fulfil the said conditions made by Stillewel with Philip de Truy in all respects, so that Philip may hold him, Henry Breser, responsible as principal in regard to said contract provided that Stillewel shall deliver in March to Herry Breser as many palisades as are required in front along the road and from the land to Willem Goulder, and by the middle of March A° 1651 provide the three other sides with new palisades, which Stillewel must deliver at his expense on the strand near Mr. Allerton's. Done the 8th of February A° 1649.

Herry Breser
Nicolaes Stillewel
Cor. van Tienhoven


In the margin is written: Not paid.


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 3, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1648-1660 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.