Salvador Dandradj Denied the Right to Buy a House, December 12, 1655

Salvador Dandradj Denied the Right to Buy a House, December 12, 1655

from ''The early history of the Jews in New York, 1654-1664. Some new matter on the subject'' by Samuel Oppenheim, //Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society//, No. 18 (1909), p. 29

To the Honorable Worshipful Director General and High Councillors of New Netherland:
Salvador Dandradj, Jewish merchant here in this City, makes known, with submissive reverence, how that according to the authorization granted by the Honorable Lords Directors of the West India Company, Amsterdam Chamber, in Holland, to the Jewish nation, your petitioner has been conducting his business and trading here in this country, together with other merchants, and since his residence here has for this purpose rented and inhabited a house, and finally the said house and appurtenances were knocked down to him at a public sale by the secretary of the Noble Worships, held on the 14th of this month of December, and he has, pursuant to the same, come into the ownership thereof, according to the conditions under which the said house and appurtenances had been knocked down, an authentic copy of which is annexed;
And whereas your petitioner would like to enjoy his right to the same and to pay the purchase price stipulated, at the respective dates of maturity, he therefore submissively petitions that your Honorable Worships be pleased to permit and allow him so to do, expecting a favorable apostille regarding the same.
Will remain your Honorable Worships' Subject.
Was signed,
Salvador Dandbadj.
Dated, Amsterdam in New Netherland, December 17, 1655.

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