Promisory note of Egbert Woutersen to Dirck Cornelissen for carpenter's wages

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I, the undersigned, Egbert Woutersen from Iselsteyn, acknowledge that I am well and truly indebted to Dirck Cornelissen from Wensveen in the sum of one hundred and eighty-four guilders for wages earned by said Dirck Cornelisz in building, which said sum Egbert Woutersz aforesaid promises well and truly to tender and pay, free of costs and charges, without any exceptions, with interest at eight per cent per annum, which interest shall be due next Christmas, as the money will then have been one year in the hands of Egbert Woutersz above mentioned according to the account. It is agreed that the said Egbert Woutersz shall have the use of the aforesaid money until Christmas anno 1648, when it is promised the principal with the accrued interest will be promptly paid. As security for the performance hereof the above mentioned Egbert Woutersz binds his person and property, movable and immovable, present and future, without any exception. Thus done and signed without fraud or deceit by Egbert Woutersz in the presence of Adriaen van Tienhoven and Jacob Kip, witnesses. Done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 26th of June 1647.

Egbert Woutersz
Adriaen van Tienhoven
Jacob Hendricksz Kip
C. van Tienhoven


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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.