Contract of sale from Pieter Cecer to Samuel Menjer for land on Long Island

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Before me, Jacob Kip, in the absence of the secretary appointed by the honorable director general and council of New Netherland, appeared Pieter Cecer, Italian, of the first part, and Samuel Menjer, of the second part, who in the presence of the hereinafter mentioned witnesses declared that in all love and friendship they had agreed and contracted with each other about the purchase of a certain piece of land situated on Long Island in the Walebocht, on the conditions hereinafter written, to wit: Pieter Cecer, Italian, sells by virtue of the patent granted by the director general and council to Samuel Menjer, who also acknowledges that he bought, a part of the grantor's land situated on the west side next to the land of Giljaen Cornelje, being in width along the valley twenty-seven rods; into the woods, in length, toward the south, four hundred and twenty-five rods, on the west as well as on the east side; in the rear, in the woods, as wide as in front, 27 rods.


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.