Bond of Dirck Claessen Boot to Gysbert Cornelissen from Weesp for tavern expenses

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, residing in Fort Amsterdam, appeared Dirck Clasen Boot, of Munnikedam, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses acknowledges that he is well and truly indebted to Gysbert Cornelissen, from Wesop,[1] or his heirs, in the sum of two hundred and eighty-four Carolus guilders for consumed liquors and victuals, which sum he, Dirck Clasen, promises to pay within one year from date or, if he does not return here from his voyage to the West Indies with the frigate La Garce within the aforesaid time, he shall have another year’s time and, if he happens to return here within the specified time, the aforesaid Dirck Clasen shall be bound to tender and pay the above mentioned sum here free of costs and charges. Furthermore, the aforesaid Dirck Clasen promises that if he should happen to die on the voyage the most readily available means and effects which he, Dirck Clasen, shall leave in the fatherland shall be Gysbert Cornelissen’s or his order’s security. As security for the performance hereof the aforesaid Dirck Clasen Boot binds his person and property, movable and immovable, present and future, without any exception, submitting the same to the control of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. In witness whereof this is signed by Dirck Clasen Boot, as principal, and by Fiscal Cornelio vander ] Hoykens and Augustyn Heerman, as witnesses, the 17th of October anno 1646, at New Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Dirck Clasen Boot
Cornelio vander Hoykens
Augustin Herrmans
Gysbert Cornelissen was a tavernkeeper in Rensselaerswijck. See Van Rensselaer Bowier MSS., pp. 769, 833. Wesop is an old form for Weesp, a small city 8 miles S.E. of Amsterdam.


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.