Deed from Adriaen Keyser to Evert Pels of the lot formerly belonging to Harmen Meyndertsen van den Bogaert

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, residing in Fort Amsterdam, appeared Adriaen Keyser, commissary for the West India Company in New Netherland, who by virtue of the deed executed on the 8th of July 1649 by the honorable director of New Netherland transfers, conveys and makes over to Evert Pels a lot situated on the island of Manhatans, between the lots of Oloff Stevensz and Adam Roelantsen, in true and absolute ownership, to be used and disposed of by the said Evert Pels as he might use and dispose of his lawful and patrimonial lands and property, without the grantor retaining any right of ownership thereof and therefore relinquishing the same forever. This is signed without fraud by Adriaen Keyser in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, the 8th of July A° 1649, in Fort Amsterdam, New Netherland.

A. Keyser

I, the undersigned, acknowledge the receipt from Evert Pels
of the sum of one hundred Carolus guilders in part payment of the
above mentioned lot. Manhat., this 18th of July A° 1649.

A. Keyser


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.