Contract of Juriaen Hendricksen to build a house for Adriaen Dircksen Coen

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Before me, Jacob Hendricksz Kip, appeared Adriaen Dircksz and Juryaen Hendricksz, who declared that in all love and friendship they had deliberately agreed and contracted with each other about the building of a certain house on the conditions hereinafter written: Juryaen Hendricksz engages to build for Adriaen Dircksz Coen, who also acknowledges having let the contract, a certain house, forty feet in length and twenty feet in width, with on one side an extension (uytlaet), six feet wide and as long as the house is; six beams with corbels and two without corbels; six cellar beams; the posts as required, twelve feet long; four window frames with intersecting transom and mullion, two door frames and one suitable cellar door; the front room eleven feet high and the upper room nine feet, and the roof to be properly covered with tiles or reed. He, Juryaen Hendricksz, is bound to deliver all the aforesaid frame work in good order at the place where Adriaen Dircksz shall desire to build the said house and will only have to raise the said frame all around, as aforesaid, for which work he, Adriaen Dircksz, is bound to pay after it is performed the sum of three hundred Carolus guilders net, in such pay as shall then be current. He, Juryaen Hendricksz, must begin the said work on the first of March 1650, by which time he, Juryaen Hendricksz, must have brought and delivered the timber aforesaid here at the Manhatans and as long as Juryaen Andriesz[1] shall work on the same after the timber is here, Adriaen Dircksz is to provide him with board and he, Juryaen, shall not be at liberty to do any other work until this shall be completed. For the performance of what is above written, Juryaen Hendricksz, the contractor, for the completion of the aforesaid labor and job, and Adriaen Dircksz Coen for the above stipulated payment, bind their persons and property under submission as by law provided. Without fraud or deceit this is signed by the parties this 17th of November 1649, in New Amsterdam.

Jeuryaen Hendricks
Adriaen Dircksen Coen
Adriaen van Tienh.
Jacob Kip


An error for Juryaen Hendricksen


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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.