Deed from the director and council to Adriaen Keyser of a lot on Manhattan Island formerly belonging to Harmen Meyndertsen van den Bogaert

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In the year 1648, the honorable director general and council of New Netherland caused to be sold at public sale to the highest bidder in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland a lot heretofore belonging to Harman Meyndersz van den ] Bogaert, situated on the island of Manhatans, bounded on the west by the lot of Adam Roelantsz and on the east by that of Oloff Stevensz, and that on account of the claim presented in the colony of Renselaerswyck for damages by fire which the Indians of that quarter sustained at the hands of said Harman Meyndersz. The aforesaid lot was purchased at public auction by Adriaen Keyser, commissary, to whom the same is hereby conveyed and transferred in full ownership, to do therewith and dispose thereof as his own lawfully obtained land and property The director and council above mentioned therefore promise to guarantee the said lot against all claims and challenge which may hereafter be set up to it by the heirs of the aforesaid Harmen Meyndersz. Without fraud or deceit this is signed by [      ], on the 8th of July 1649, New Amsterdam, New Netherland.


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.