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The Diary of Andrew Cowan - Page 2 (Schenectady, New York)

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[This information is from the diary of Andrew Cowan, a Scottish immigrant and resident of Schenectady, New York from 1797 to the mid-nineteenth century.]

Let my house to Wm McKean for the
space of four years from and after
Whistenday 1789 that is intect [?] at
Taism [?] for the Sume of Six pounds
sterling yearly and him to pay the window [?]
lights with this reserve if I sell it
to give him 5 Months warning
1789 Dcr 16 By Three pounds
sterling for half a years rent that
is from May 89 to Mar* 89 [?] £3:0:0
1790 July 6 by three pounds
Sterling for half a years rent ending
at Whistenday last £3:0:0
1790 Dcr 30 Recd three pounds
St for a years rent to Mar* 90
1791 July 26 Recd three pounds
St for half a years rent ending at
Whistenday 91 & two Shilling
over for window [?] lights

* ("Mar" = Martinmas, the feast of St. Martin celebrated on Nov. 11)

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