Mortgage by two Mahican Indians of their land at Schaghticoke to Robert Sanders

[108] We, the undersigned, Gekameek and Massehaes, Mahikander Indians, acknowledge and declare that whereas we are indebted to Robt. Sanders in a considerable sum in beavers, as appears by his books, we bind to him all our right and title [to land] which we have at Skachkook, which shall have effect till we have paid him in full and if the city of Albany shall happen to buy said land, then Robt. Sanders shall be paid the just value of the land as it shall then be bought by the city. In witness of the truth of which we have signed this with our hands on the 18th of September at Albany 1686.
This is X the mark of Gekameek
This the mark X of Massehaes
As interpreters of the above:
Abraham Schuyler
Abraham Cuyler

In my presence, Jan Becker, Notary Public
Recorded in Albany this 10th day of May 1698.
Van Laer, A. J. F., ed. Early Records of the City and County of Albany and Colony of Rensselaerswyck. Vol. 2. Albany, NY: U. State of NY, 1916. 358.


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