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Van Rensselaer Manor Papers

Inventory of Livestock

This list provides details relative to the breed, gender, color, and age of horses and cattle found on individual farms in the colony.  Horses are listed in the left column, while cattle are listed in the right column.  This particular list was compiled before the freshet of 1666 when all of the horses on Martin Gerritsen's farm on Castle Island were drowned except the mare called Mager.

Handwritten list with burned edges, cross-outs, and a post-it note in lower corner

Inventory of livestock found on various farms in Rensselaerswijck, ca. early 1660s