Deed from Lowies Papeljou to Joris Stevensen of his half-interest in the plantation described in the preceding deed

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Before me, Jacob Kip, appointed clerk here, appeared Lowies Papeljou of the first part and Joris Stevensz van Wingen of the second part, who declared that in the presence of the hereinafter named witnesses they had agreed and contracted with each other about the purchase of the just half of a certain plantation situated on Long Island, south of Pieter Schoorsteenveger, on the conditions hereinafter written, to wit:

Lowies Papeljou sells to Joris Stevensz aforesaid, who also acknowledges that he has bought, the just half of the aforesaid plantation, heretofore used by Jan Jansen from Ditmersen, according to the patent thereof and the deed of the same executed on the date hereof for the behoof of the seller and Gysbert Arentsen, together with the just half of all the crops, house and all that is standing thereon, as the same belong to the seller and Gysbert Arentsen in company, for the sum of once eight hundred and fifty guilders, to be paid cash after this purchase and deed shall have been approved by the honorable council in good reals of eight, counted at three guilders apiece, for which the seller hereby conveys and transfers to the said Joris Stevensz or his successors the just half of the aforesaid land and the appurtenances thereof, as it belongs to him, with renunciation of all right, title and interest which he has had therein, putting the said Joris Stevensz in his stead and real and actual possession of the aforesaid land and the appurtenances thereof The parties therefore promise to hold and to cause to be held this their purchase and conveyance firm, binding and irrevocable and to observe and fulfil the same, all according to law. In testimony whereof this is signed by the parties end the witnesses this 11th of July A° 1651, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Lowies Papeljou
Joris Stevensz
Gysbert Arentsen
Andrias Hopffa
Jacob Kip
La Montagne
H: van Dyck


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.