Contract of sale from Jacob Leendersen, as attorney for Frederick Lubbertsen, to Jan Hendricksen Stelman of a parcel of land on the East river

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On[1] this day, date underwritten, before me, Andrias Johannes Christman, clerk appointed by the honorable director general and council of New Netherland, appeared Jacob Leendersz, as attorney for his father-in-law, Frederick Lubbertsen, of the first part, and Jan Hendricksen Stelman, of the second part, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses acknowledged that they had agreed and contracted with each other ] about the purchase of a certain parcel of land situated on the East river, between the land of Herry Breser and that of Eduwaert Wilcock, containing fifteen morgens and fifty-two rods, as appears from the patent thereof signed by the Hon. Willem Kieft, late director, under date of the fourth of September anno 1645, and that for the sum of four hundred and fifty guilders. The seller hereby cedes his right and title to the aforesaid surveyed land to and for the behoof of Jan Hendrickssen Stelman or his successor from now on and forever, and the seller, Jacob Leendersen, promises to free the same from all trouble and claim which any one in the world may make thereto. The parties promise to hold this their purchase, contract of sale ] and conveyance firm and binding and to observe and carry out the same, binding themselves thereto according to law in testimony whereof this is signed in the record by the parties and the witnesses thereto invited, this 7th of March anno 1652, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Jacob Leendersen vande Grift
Jan Hendryckse Stelman
Adriaen van Tienhoven
Paulus Schreck
P. Stuyvesant


Revised from Doc. Rel. to Col. Hist. N. Y., 14:163.


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.