Mortgage by James Hubbard of his house and farm at Gravesend as security for his remaining in detention until released or punished

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Whereas I, Jems Huybert, have by the Supreme Council of New Netherland been graciously released from the jail and am at present detained in a room in the Town hall (although I do not deserve such favor), I promise to remain and to continue in said place of detention until I shall be released therefrom by the Supreme Council of New Netherland, or corrected and punished according to my deserts. For which I especially bind and mortgage as security my farmhouse and farm situated on Long Island, in the village of Gravesande, which in case I run away shall be forfeit to the lord, together with all my property, real and personal, submitting the same to that end to the control of all courts, judges and justices. In testimony whereof I have signed this with my own hand in the presence of the undersigned witnesses. Actum Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 8th of May anno 1655.

Jas Hubbard
Jacob Luby
Arendt van Vlierengen
Cornelis van Ruyven


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.