Appointment of Jacob Kip to be secretary or clerk to the burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam

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Jacob Kip has been selected and commissioned to serve in the position of secretary or clerk for the mayors and schepens of New Amsterdam, for which he shall earn annually the sum of 350 guilders, that is to say 100 ryks dollars, beginning this coming first of February; and he is promised, if the lords-mayors should send another to replace him, that he shall be granted an honest position and salary.


Translation: Gehring, C., trans./ed., New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 5, Council Minutes, 1652-1654 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1983).A complete copy of this publication is available on theĀ New Netherland Institute website.