Pietrus StuyvesantThe era of Company farming on Manhattan came to a close in March 1651, when the directors in Amsterdam sold farm no. 1 to director-general Pietrus Stuyvesant for 6400 guilders. Finally, the directors saw some ready money from their farms. The sale included farm, dwelling house, barn, hayrick, land, six cows, two horses, and two young negroes.note