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Bond of John Forbes in favor of Claes Cartensen for the balance of the purchase money of a plantation on Long Island

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Jan Forbus, who acknowledged that he was well and truly indebted to Claes Carstensz in the sum of one hundred and fifty-five guilders, it being the balance due on the plantation on Long Island; which sum the aforesaid Jan Forbus promises to pay as soon as he shall be able to plant and then it shall be paid out of the crop. For the payment hereof he, Jan Forbus, binds his person and the above mentioned plantation. In witness whereof this is signed by Jan Forbus. Done the 29th of January 1644.

John Forbes
Gysbert op Dyck
Cornelis van Tienhoven ]

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Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 2, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642-1647 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.