Deed from George Rapalje to Hendrick Hendricksen of a house and lot in New Amsterdam

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June 22, A° 1654, New Amst.

Before me, Corenlis van Ruyven, appointed secretary in the service of the General Chartered West India Company in New Netherland, appeared Jorse Rapalje, of the first part, and Hendrick Hendricksen, drummer, of the second part, which said Jorse Raplaje acknowledged that he had sold and he, Hendrick Hendricksen, that he had bought of him a certain lot belonging to the seller, with the house standing thereon, situated on the island of Manhatans, on Parrelstraet (Pearl street), in the city of New Amsterdam, in length and in width as is to be seen from the deed made thereof, free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same, saving the lord's right; for the purchase of which aforesaid lot and the house standing thereon the buyer promises to pay eight hundred guilders at 20 stivers to the guilder, in the following instalments and currency, to wit: on the date hereof 400 guilders in good merchantable beavers and the remaining 400 guilders A° 1655, also on the 22d of June; for which the parties severally bind their persons and estates, present and future; all in good faith. Thus done and executed in New Amsterdam in New Netherland, this 22d of June A°. 1654.

Jorse Rapalje
Henderick Hendericsen


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.